Katrina Elsey from the Public Liability Team in Sheffield has settled a claim on behalf of a man who was awarded £3,750 compensation in an out of court settlement as a result of a slip accident at a Sainsbury’s store.
The accident happened in 2006 when our client was visiting the Sainsbury’s store as a customer. As our client walked down one of the aisles intending on making a purchase, suddenly, our client was caused to slip and fall by a loose grape that had been left upon the floor. Details of our client’s accident were recorded in the accident book and our client later attended hospital as a result of his injuries.
At hospital it was ascertained that our client had suffered a fracture of the base of the right little finger.
A claim was pursued against Sainsbury's alleging that the supermarket had failed to enforce any adequate system for the inspection of the floor whereby the grape may have been detected and removed prior to our client’s accident.
Sainsbury’s admitted liability and compensation was settled.
Court Proceedings were not issued in this matter as the claim settled successfully through negotiation prior to the expiry of the claims limitation period.
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