An 82-year-old woman has sought compensation from Telstra after falling into a pit in Mount Barker.

Elizabeth Mallen was strolling alongside the footpath on McLaren Avenue, Mount Barker, in September, 2017.

Documents lodged in the District Court of South Australia claimed Ms Mallen stepped on to the concrete address of the pit – about 15m from the intersection with Druids Ave – when it “suddenly gave way”, causing her to “fall down intensely into or partly into” the pit and land with a “hard effects on her ideal side”.

She argued she suffered concussion, nausea, dizziness and confusion as a consequence of the incident, as very well as ache, inflammation and bruising to the ideal side of her deal with and accidents to her remaining shoulder, ideal hip and higher thigh.

She also suffered “permanent incapacity” to her ideal hand, shoulder and “severe pain” in her backbone.

“(Ms Mallen) has suffered significant impairment of her potential to guide a standard existence for a time period in excess of 7 days,” her statement of declare study.

She also expected radiology, physiotherapy, professional medical and pharmaceutical remedy, and domestic and individual care from her daughter.

Ms Mallen accused Telstra of 14 personal counts of negligence, together with a failure to choose important ways to make sure that the address of the pit would not break or develop into unstable.

She also mentioned it unsuccessful to have an satisfactory monitoring, inspection, servicing and restore technique in location to “ensure that the faulty address to the Telstra Pit could be detected and fixed in a well timed manner”.

“(Telstra) unsuccessful to choose all realistic ways to act in accordance with good engineering practice to defend the security of individuals and residence,” the declare study.

Even so, in its defence statement, Telstra mentioned Ms Mallen no lengthier experienced ache and struggling, a decline of facilities or expected professional medical or other remedy.

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“(Ms Mallen) will not go through an impairment or deprivation of money or earning potential as a consequence of any alleged accidents attributed to the alleged incident,” its statement study.

“(Her) accidents ended up induced or contributed to by her individual negligence.”

A settlement meeting is owing to be held on October thirty.