Icy paths and roads could cost council in injury compensation

People hurt by falls in the icy weather seen over the last few months could mean that tens of thousands of pounds are set to be claimed in injury compensation from Leeds City Council, it has been revealed.

Nine people have already submitted claims to the local authority after being injured on roads during this period, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports, with many more expected to follow.

The newspaper learned the details of the claims, which include a 47-year-old man who crashed his car and a 75-year-old pensioner who injured his head in Leeds city centre, through a Freedom of Information request.

"The claim is handled on Leeds City Council’s behalf by our insurers, who deal with each claim on its merits in the light of the allegations being made by the claimant, and the information provided by the council," the paper reports the response to its request as saying.

It follows news that icy conditions have led to at least 12 injury compensation claims relating to the closure of the Severn crossings last year.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19669692-ADNFCR

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