Farmer's wife damaged leg at safety workshop

A Shropshire woman is in line for a GBP 25,000 injury compensation payout after damaging her leg – ironically, while attending a safety awareness day.

Tania Foster suffered injuries to her Achilles and metatarsal tendons after falling into an uncovered drain at a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) workshop in Churton, the Ellesmere Port Pioneer reports.

The farmer’s wife was among 200 agricultural workers attending the workshop, where they were to receive advice on avoiding accidents.

The HSE has not accepted liability for the incident, but instead chose to settle out of court with a GBP 25,000 injury compensation payout and a further GBP 25,000 to cover her legal costs.

Mrs Foster still needs to use painkillers, must wear an ankle brace constantly and will be unable to continue her hobby of playing tennis.

The HSE will be addressing the safety concerns of agricultural workers at its exhibition at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate this month.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19256612-ADNFCR

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