A man who tripped over on a crack in the pavement outside a Hull chip shop has received an injury compensation payout of GBP 18,000.
Luke James, a horse trainer and transporter from North Ferriby, was left on crutches for five weeks after falling over on the pavement, causing torn ligaments, the Hull Daily Mail reports.
"My foot was the size of a football. The hole in the pavement wasn’t a little one, it needed to be filled in with concrete," he told the paper.
The owners of the chip shop had assumed that the section of paving outside their premises was owned by the local authority, but subsequently discovered that they were responsible for its upkeep and have since had the pavement resurfaced.
According to reports in the Star, a Sheffield pensioner was less fortunate and has been refused injury compensation by the council after slipping on broken pavement at a bus stop.