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Man Who Tripped On Plastic Tape Outside Store Wins Compensation

Our client, a 66-year-old Surrey man, sustained an injury during a fall outside of his local Co-operative store and was recently awarded £15,000 in compensation for his injury.

Our client was walking along the path outside the Co-operative in August 2011 when his feet became tangled in plastic strapping tape, the type which is used in securing cardboard boxes. As a result, our client stumbled and fell to the ground.

The fall caused a fractured left hip, which required an operation to insert metal screws to fix. Between August 2011 when the accident happened, and January 2012 when our client had made a recovery, he was not able to work.

Irwin Mitchell's public liability team represented the man. Because the tape had been left on the ground by the Co-operative store, the store admitted liability and a settlement of £15,000 in compensation was offered.

This money compensated for the pain and suffering our client endured from the injury, as well as the loss of earnings and additional expenses incurred during his recovery.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in a shop, supermarket, or shopping centre, our personal injury solicitors could help you to claim compensation. Visits our Supermarket & Shopping Centre Accidents page for more information.

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