Personal injury news
Personal injury compensation claim made by former MP
A former Labour MP has made a personal injury compensation claim after she reportedly slipped on a carpeted step and injured her ankle.
The baroness claims that she was forced to give up her Commons seat after sustaining the ankle injury in the division lobby for the 2005 election.
Following the accident at work, she decided to make an accident claim against the Parliamentary authorities for the incident and is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.
When asked by a national newspaper why she was making a personal injury compensation claim when she qualified for a MP's pension and Lord allowances, she replied, "I do not want to discuss my personal health with you or anybody."
An official from the Commons argued against the need to make a work accident claim and said, "The step she slipped on has been used thousands, if not millions, of times by other MPs without any problems."
The personal injury compensation claim continues.