After having to have three of his toes amputated in the aftermath of a particularly nasty trip on a wobbly slab of pavement, one man from Hampshire has made a £50,000 accident claim.
Basingstoke native, Daryl Phillimore, recently told personal injury claims experts at the Daily Mirror newspaper, that he had issued several warnings to the council in regards to the condition of the pavement close to the forty three year old’s home. However, it was only after he tripped over one of the slabs of pavement and sustained a serious injury to his ankle that the man made the decision to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Mr. Phillimore suffered a sprained ankle in the trip, but his foot sustained a subsequent infection that left surgeons no choice but to surgically remove three of his toes and nearly 25 per cent of his right foot. The man is now making a £50,000 personal injury claim, stating that his injuries have made it nearly impossible for Mr Phillimore to do his job as a decorator and painter properly.
Mr Phillimore, who now needs to depend quite heavily on his family for assistance, also needs to attend foot clinics at least once a month. The man’s father, Tony, said that the council had been warned time and again that an incident such as the one that happened to his son could occur, but had only just undertaken repairs on the faulty pavement.
In a statement to the media, one Hampshire County Council spokesperson said that they were barred from making any comment on the incident due to the ongoing court case.