Woman awarded €117,000 after injuring ankle in slip on icy path (via The Irish Times)

Judge says emergency services and local authorities were undoubtedly stretched to the limit at the time of the incident

The High Court has awarded €117,000 to a woman who suffered a severe ankle injury when she slipped on an icy path.

The total value of the award was €175,000 but this was reduced as the court found that Catia Haider was one-third responsible for her accident during a very cold spell in January 2010.

Mr Justice Michael Hanna said he accepted that the path was cleared with a min-digger bucket. However, he said the walkway should have been gritted immediately and this was not done. The judge noted that gritting subsequently took place on the section of path where the incident occurred.

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