Scalford grandmother seeks compensation after breaking an arm in a fall in Melton

Margaret Hainsworth, who broke her arm after tripping over a paving stone in Melton, with husband Robin EMN-170227-144231001
Margaret Hainsworth, who broke her arm after tripping over a paving stone in Melton, with husband Robin EMN-170227-144231001
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A grandmother who knocked herself out and broke an arm after tripping over a paving stone in Melton is appealing for witnesses to help her with a bid for compensation for her injuries.

Margaret Hainsworth (62), of Scalford, was walking along Sherrard Street while out shopping when the incident happened.

Two paramedics who, by chance, were driving past at the time, stopped to help after seeing her lying on the pavement.

It happened at 11.30am on Friday, February 17.

Mrs Hainsworth’s husband, Robin, who was at home at the time, said: “Margaret was walking close to the pedestrian crossing when she tripped on a paving slab which was raised by about 1cm, fell forward and hit her head.

“She knocked herself out, and got a swollen ankle and a badly bruised right arm which we have now found out is broken.”

Mr Hainsworth said the couple, who have three children and four grandchildren, only decided to seek compensation after a hospital scan revealed the broken bone.

He added: “What makes it even more annoying is that several flagstones along that road are in the same state and yet nothing is being done about it.”

Leicestershire County Council is responsible for footpath maintenance but was unavailable for comment.