One man from Staffordshire has decided to bring a personal injury compensation claim against Blackpool Council for the serious head injuries he suffered upon falling on the Promenade steps of the town.
Accident claims experts say that Leek native Chris Brown, fifty five years of age, had been at the popular North West resort enjoying a caravan holiday, when he slipped on the steps while he was out taking his dog for a walk close to the South Pier. Mr Brown fell head first on the steps, which had only recently been refurbished, and sustained serious injuries to his head from the tumble.
According to the man’s personal injury claims, he suffered both a fractured eye socket and a fractured skull in the fall. Mr Brown is still currently undergoing treatment for both injuries.
The injured man said, in a recent interview with the Blackpool Gazette newspaper, that the steps had grown slippery due to the fact that they had been covered in algae. However, Blackpool Council had neglected to warn against the potential hazard by putting up signs, remarked Mr Brown.
The injured man also commented that the algae became nearly invisible to the naked eye once the algae became wet. The fire crew that responded to the man’s call for help even had a difficult time remaining upright on the slippery steps as well, according to Mr Brown.
Mr Brown has since taken legal advice, deciding to launch a personal injury claim against the council. He is seeking compensation for loss of earnings, as he had no choice but to take time from work as he undergoes treatment for his injuries.