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Girl Wins Compensation after Falling Down Stairs at Home

A young girl is to receive compensation after falling down the stairs of her family home.

Annabelle Cotton-Hill broke her arm in the accident that happened two years ago, when she was just seven years old. She fell down the full length of stairs at the family home in Cumbria.

The injury kept her off school for a period of three weeks and her arm was in a sling for a total of two months.

The North West Evening Mail reports that a compensation claim was then made after the accident. Annabelle’s father had reportedly complained numerous times about the stairs to the landlord of the property. They were not fitted with a handrail despite the fact that they were steep and narrow.

After the accident had happened, an environmental health officer visited the house to look at the stairs. He subsequently recommended that a handrail was fitted on the stairs to make them safe.

The paper reports that the landlord negligence claim made on behalf of Annabelle has been successful, and will result in compensation being paid.

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