I got injured when I tripped over on a defective pavement. I got hurt badly – my arm was broken in more than one place. The council accepted it was responsible to pay me compensation because it had not noticed that the pavement was defective and should have done and should have fixed the pavement. But the council wants to pay me only 75% of the full value of my case because of “contributory negligence”. I do not understand this, especially because my injuries were so bad.