A pensioner from Stoke-on-Trent has been told that time is running out to make her injury compensation claim.
Faith Barlow, 66, is pursuing injury compensation from Stoke-on-Trent City Council after she tripped and fell on a paving slab near her home in 2006, The Sentinel reports.
She shattered her left shoulder joint, badly bruised her elbow and chipped her front teeth in the fall and has been left in constant pain, as well as the residual psychological trauma.
However, she has yet to receive an injury compensation from the local authority and has been told she has just four months to make a claim before the claim period expires.
"The paving slab I tripped over was loose, and when I went back to measure it, I found it was sticking up at least an inch," she told the paper.
"It still hasn’t been fixed."
Campaign group Potholes.co.uk estimates that poorly-maintained roads cost local authorities an estimated £50 million per year in compensation claims.