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LIVERPOOL RUNS UP£75,000 BILL CONTESTING COMPENSATION CLAIM

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Liverpool City Council faces a£75,000 legal bill after losing its appeal against an injury claim, the Dail Mail re...
Liverpool City Council faces a £75,000 legal bill after losing its appeal against an injury claim, the Dail Mail reports (p19).

The council appealed against a county court judgement awarding council labourer Ray Knowles £3,092 in compensation after a flagstone he was laying fell on his toe. The claim was upheld by the court of appeal and the House of Lords.

The council decided to fight the claim as a 'test case', having toughened its policy on compensation claims after 4,500 were brought in 1991, costing community charge payers £6 million.
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