17 October 2008
Woman secures compensation after airport fall
A councillor has secured a payout after suffering injuries in a fall at Stansted airport, it has emerged.
Tina Knight, who comes from Debden, a small rural village in the Uttlesford district of Essex, was returning to the UK from a business trip when the accident occurred in July 2005.
The 66-year-old slipped in a pool of water in the baggage claim area of the airport.
She fractured her toe and sustained damage to her knee, hip and thumb.
As a result, she was unable to wear her favourite shoes and was forced to take time of work to recover.
Ms Knight successfully took legal action against Rentokil Initial Facilities Services, which appealed the case.
During a recent hearing, however, judges refused the firm permission to appeal, saying it had "no prospect of success".
The amount she is to receive in compensation has not yet been determined and, unless an agreement is decided on in the meantime, a further court case will be required to establish the figure.