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The Path To Prosperity: Suing The Council For Damaged Dog Food Tins

by | 5th, June 2007

broken-pavement.jpg IF you’re short of a few quid and of a litigious bent, then the east of England is the place to be.

According to figures acquired by the BBC, councils across the east of the country have spent millions of pounds on compensation for people who have been injured by tripping up on the pavement.

Since 2001, £6million, excluding legal fees, has been paid out by councils to members of the public. Claims include £43,000 for a leg injury and a whopping £3.28 payout after someone fell and dented their dog food tins.

However, Essex County Council was quick to point out that it successfully defends or rejects approximately 82% of claims against it.

Norman Hume of Essex County Council

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