City Council Pays Footpath Fall Injury Compensation

Nathan Clarke has won a legal action in the high court that means the city council pays sidewalk fall compensation to the order of £33,300 for alleged failure to clean broken glass from a public foothpath outside his home.

The incident occurred in 2001 when Nathan Clarke was seven years old and resulted in extensive injuries to his left hand that required surgery.

The legal action case was taken by Nathan’s father Joseph Clarke, who acted as next friend in the High Court case.

It was alleged in court that the City Council had not carried out its statutory duty to keep the foothpath clean and that the council was guilty of nuisance by allowing broken glass to accumulate on the pavement in an area used by children to play