A father who suffered permanent brain damage after being kicked by a runaway horse is waiting to see if he can claim injury compensation over the incident.
Geoffrey Glaister, 67, from Horden in County Durham, was kicked in the head at Appleby Horse Fair in June 2004, the Peterlee Mail reports.
Earlier in the year, a county court granted him the right to claim injury compensation from the local authority, Appleby-in-Westmoreland Town Council, which was found to have breached its duty of care by not ensuring the organisers had public liability insurance.
However, Mr Glaister and his family now have to wait to see whether the ruling will be overturned by senior judges after lawyers argued that the county court judge had placed too high a duty on the council.
It was recently reported that councils in Greater Manchester paid out more than GBP 7.4 million in injury compensation for trips and slips last year.