Forbes at Trial: “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”
The Claimant, aged 76 at the date of the accident, alleged that she sustained a personal injury after tripping over a base level barrier after collecting her grandchild from school. The school was partly under construction and base level barriers are generally used to segregate pedestrian walkways.
Forbes at Trial: Highways Claim Dismissed by Judge
Barnes v Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
A Judge dismissed a claim for personal injury after finding that the Claimant had failed to prove her claim.
In April 2014, the Claimant alleged that she was walking home from the supermarket when she tripped on a defective grid and stubbed her left toes on a stop tap cap lid, which caused her to stumble forwards and land on a loose paving slab which tilted causing her to also stub her right toes.