Share this story
12 January 2010 / personal-injury-news
A grandmother is seeking personal injury compensation from her local authority after slipping on an ungritted road. Marianne Jones, 55, from Walthamstow, was on her way to her doctor’s surgery on December 23 when she slipped on black ice and fell, hitting her head on the ground.
Mrs Jones, who was suffering from severe bronchitis at the time of the accident, was then taken to hospital and treated for concussion and a cut on the head. She said she is still feeling the effects of the accident and has now taken steps to claim compensation from Waltham Forest Council.
She said: ‘I had already slipped about three times and decided to cross the road to see whether it was any better on the other side.
‘But when I stepped out I felt my feet go from under me and my head hit the road.
‘I felt giddy and scared, two men helped me to my feet and a lady called Maria waited with me for an ambulance.
‘The doctor said the symptoms can last a while, I still feel dizzy, I don't want to wash my hair because if I put my head down I feel giddy.’
Mrs Jones said she thought the road should have been gritted during the freezing weather as it was used by a large number of people.
‘It is very bad, lots of people use the roads near the doctor's surgery,’ she said.
If you think you may be eligible for compensation following a fall on the ice, or any other kind of slip, trip or fall, contact the National Accident Helpline today for free advice and information on making a claim for slip compensation.
More from this category
Waiting times are missing target by the widest margin in a decade.Read more
Katie Pack shares her story after being a victim of clinical negligenceRead more
As the shortest day of the year approaches this Sunday, 48% of London cyclists have indicated that they’re “nervous” about cycling in the dark.Read more
20 March 2014 / personal-injury-news
A survey commissioned by National Accident Helpline finds that the majority of those who continued to work for the same employer after claiming for a work injury found that their relationship with their boss remained unaffected.Read more
6 February 2014 / personal-injury-news
This is in line with data from National Accident Helpline which shows that the number of cyclists contacting the company after being injured in a collision has increased dramatically in 2012 compared to the previous year (14%)Read more