Pensioner Awarded Compensation after Trip

Lanyon Bowdler successfully won a case for a pensioner from Oldham, who tripped when she stepped backwards and caught her ankle in an uncovered drainage hole.

She suffered soft tissue damage and bruising and was awarded compensation of almost £5,000 against the local authority. The council were found to be negligent because they had not carried out adequate inspections of the street to ensure there were no hazards present.