10 July 2009
Farmer's wife to get compensation after suffering leg injuries
A woman who suffered permanent damage to her leg after falling into an uncovered drain has been awarded a payout.
Tania Foster, who sustained injuries to her achilles and metatarsal tendons, will receive £25,000 in compensation, Ellesmere Port Pioneer reports.
The mother-of-two from Capenhurst near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire was attending an event organised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) when the incident occurred.
She was engaged in conversation and was in a "tightly packed" group of people.
Ms Foster claims she is still on painkillers and says she must wear an ankle brace 24-hours a day.
She said: "It's painful but I have still got to get on with my job. My animals still need looking after so you just get on with it."
Recently, the HSE agreed to settle the claim out of court but it did not accept liability for the accident. As well as issuing compensation, it will cover Ms Foster's costs.