An exorbitant compensation sum awarded to a woman who injured her foot in the car park of a Bathurst pub has triggered concern amongst property owners about liability risks.

The plaintiff in the case, 52-year-old Helen Wurth, was left with a sprained right ankle, bruised knees and two fractured toes after stepping into a partially-covered drain less than 15 centimetres in depth in the driveway of Bathurst’s Knickerbocker Hotel back in February 2011. Wurth, an administrative worker at Nepean…