Injured man slams housing company after fall injury leaves him unable to work
Posted: November 14, 2015
Posted in: Public Liability
A man from Morden, in the London Borough of Merton, has criticised housing company Circle Housing Merton Priory (CHMP) for being unable to do its job after he fell and severely injured himself, despite making a number of complaints prior to the fall. Andy King initially reported the damage to the pavement outside his property in 2011 – a communal entrance used by himself and three elderly neighbours. The following year, one of Mr King’s neighbours, Len, almost fell after tripping on a pothole, provoking Mr King to go to the CHMP’s offices personally to complain.
When the ground was still not repaired in 2013, Mr King made a third complaint after having to help Len and his wife, Sheila, when her wheelchair became stuck in the damaged pavement. Despite the CHMP’s promises to carry out the repair work, still nothing was done.
“still didn’t make it safe”
March of this year, however, saw Mr King suffer a severe injury as a result of the ground damage. He said: “They knew it was dangerous because I suffered an injury and then they still didn’t make it safe for another three and a half weeks.” He has received personal injury compensation since the incident.
Mr King has had to make several trips to the GP and physiotherapist since the accident because of the back injury he suffered as a result of the fall. He said that this has cost him a considerable amount in lost wages.
The company offered its sincerest apologies, and promised to permanently repair the ground damage over the coming weeks.
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