Nearly £1million in compensation has been paid out by two councils after accident claims were made by those injured on roads and pavements.
Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council paid £938,236 between 67 claimants during the yearly reporting period between 2011 and 2012. Some of the claims that the Norwich Evening News is reporting were successful, are documented below.
The largest settlement saw £63,633 in compensation awarded to a person who was injured when they tripped on a crack in the pavement in Great Yarmouth. They suffered injuries including broken ribs.
Another case saw a jogger receive £5,750 compensation after they injured their ankle tripping in a pothole in Norwich.
A more unusual case is reported that involves a person accidentally walking into a sign on a walkway. The sign was deemed to be low and protruding, and the impact caused the person a shoulder injury. They were awarded £600 compensation.
The final reported claim sees a person awarded £4,250 in pavement accident compensation. They reportedly tripped over a raised paving slab and suffered an injury to their knee.