Woman claiming damages after trip

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Personal injury compensation is being sought by a woman who smashed her teeth after tripping over during an accident in a public place.

According to the Gloucestershire Echo, Paulina Cooper is taking legal action against the local council on the grounds that recent work on a pavement in Tewkesbury resulted in the surface being unsafe.

Ms Cooper fell over on the town's High Street in December last year and claims she lost her balance after tripping on an uneven paving slab.

She required £400 worth of dental procedures to repair the damage caused and also suffered with cuts and bruises to her knee and face.

"I went down with such a force ... I bled and bled and needed tissues all the time. I think the state of the pavements there is absolutely disgraceful," Ms Cooper told the news source.

Recently, the Arbroath Herald reported that pensioner Valerie Payne is seeking compensation after she was struck on the head by falling masonry on Arbroath High Street last July.

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07/02/2012 15:25