A PENSIONER plans to sue Kirklees Council after a fall on repair work on the pavement outside her flat.
Barbara Hadden, 60, from Hillhouse Lane, Fartown, was left badly injured after tripping over a metal pin used to align new flagstones on November 13.
Mrs Hadden, a retired betting office worker, suffered serious facial injuries and bruising to her arm and left side and had to spend over three hours in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Mrs Hadden, who suffers osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, says she now has to rely on her daughter for her daily chores.
She says she been unable to sleep since the accident.
Mrs Hadden says the hazard was not cordoned off, nor was it properly signposted and it isn't the first time a fault in the pavement has sent Mrs Hadden flying.
A few months ago, she suffered a less serious fall when she tripped on a loose flagstone.
Mrs Hadden said: "It's lucky I haven't broken anything but I feel very uncomfortable.
"It's very hard to go about my daily routine especially when you live on your own.
"I think it's disgusting. Compared to some people who live there I'm quite young. If one of the older people fell it could be a lot worse. I'm quite fit and it's knocked me for six.
"I'm having to go around with sunglasses on. Something should be done about it. I feel like this could have killed someone. I'm going to go to a solicitor for advice."
A spokesman for Kirklees Council said: "We will investigate this lady's complaint."