Almost a quarter of the claims made to Glasgow City Council have involved falls caused by road and pavement craters, with most of the £389,992 paid out for those incidents. Dozens more claims involving potholes are still ongoing.
Last year the Evening Times told how a 74-year-old woman fractured her foot after stumbling on a 3ft wide pothole in the city centre. The crater had been reported to Glasgow City Council nine days earlier.
Wilma Bennett, from Bishopbriggs, needed surgery to correct the break, which left her having to use a wheelchair and endure months of pain.