Irwin Mitchell have successfully claimed compensation for a woman injured when she fell over in a supermarket car park.
Our client was walking to her car through the supermarket car park when her foot became caught on one of several bolts which were bent over on the ground. She was unable to stand after her fall and had to be transported by wheelchair back to the supermarket in order to wait for further treatment.
It was found that the bolts were sticking up from the ground as the area had previously been utilised as the trolley bay for the supermarket and the bolts had not been removed when the trolley bays had been relocated. The bolts were than bent over when a bulldozer went over the area when clearing snow in the car park.
As a result of the accident, our client sustained a fracture to her wrist which was placed in a splint and a severely swollen right leg which required surgery to insert metal plates and fix her femur (thighbone) in place. She required daily injections to help with the pain and underwent a course of physiotherapy. However, she continues to have restricted mobility and requires a stick to aid walking and the use of a wheelchair when travelling long distances.
The owners of the store admitted to being at fault for the accident and our expert personal injury team negotiated a compensation payment for our client of £24,000.
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