A pensioner is pursuing an injury compensation claim after an incident at Doncaster Racecourse which blinded her and killed her pet.
Joyce Richmond, 74, lost the sight in her right eye and needed extensive surgery when she drove into the metal swing barrier at the entrance to the Straight Mile, the Star reports.
The barrier had been secured in the open position by a length of wire which had been removed, causing it to swing through the windscreen of her car and into her face, also causing fatal injuries to her pet dog.
Doncaster Racecourse Management has been fined GBP 25,000 and ordered to pay costs of GBP 10,000, while Mrs Richmond is pursuing a separate civil claim for injury compensation.
It follows reports in the Daily Gazette that a classroom assistant in Colchester has received a substantial injury compensation sum after she suffered a slipped disk while lifting a heavy box.