01 July 2009
Cyclist secures compensation after uneven surface causes facial injuries
A man who was injured when he fell off his bike has been awarded compensation.
Iain Anderson was travelling through Holyrood Park near Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh when he struck a sunken drain, the BBC reports.
According to a witness, the 42-year-old fell over his handlebars after his bike came to an abrupt stop.
Despite the fact he was wearing a helmet, he suffered a smashed cheekbone.
As a result of the incident, Mr Anderson has been left with numbness in his face and has difficulty chewing.
He decided to take legal action against the government agency Historic Scotland, which he said was to blame for failing to construct the path properly.
Recently, Lord Bannatyne ruled that the organisation was to blame and Mr Anderson should be awarded a payout.
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Historic Scotland said: "This was an unfortunate incident and we hope Mr Anderson is recovering well."
She added that Holyrood Park has a "good reputation" for health and safety.