Norfolk mother may seek compensation over son's injury

A mother from Fairstead is looking into the possibility of claiming injury compensation after her son was hurt in a fall.

Joe Baxter, ten, was cycling near his home on an estate in Lynn when he hit a row of bricks before falling three feet on to concrete, the Lynn News reports.

He was not seriously injured although he was unable to go to school for two days.

Joe’s mother Sue told the paper: "The blood was gushing out of his nose. He was lucky he did not fracture his skull."

The drop had not been fenced off by West Norfolk Council, although following the incident the authority did erect a fence which subsequently went missing.

A spokesman for the borough council told the paper that local residents objected to the installation of fencing in the area.

The incident follows news that an Edinburgh pensioner has launched an injury compensation claim against her local council after losing two front teeth in a two separate falls on the same area of pavement.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19275145-ADNFCR

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