17 December 2008
Woman reaches settlement over leg injury
A firm has agreed to a payout after a woman suffered an injury while at one of its train stations.
Central Trains, which serves 232 stations in the UK, came to a settlement with Margot Keats, who broke her leg in November 2006 after slipping on a platform in Nottingham station.
The 61-year-old had been on her way to do some Christmas shopping when the incident occurred, the Derby Evening Telegraph reports.
She was rushed to hospital, where doctors inserted a metal plate into her leg.
Following the accident, Ms Keats was on crutches and had to delay giving friends and family their Christmas presents for months until she regained her mobility.
She also claims that the fall has had an adverse affect on her confidence in wet and cold conditions.
In a recent development, Central Trains agreed to pay her an undisclosed sum in compensation in an out-of-court settlement.