Accidents in Primark
If you sustain an injury due to preventable accidents in Primark, you may be entitled to claim accident compensation should the shops´ managers or staff have been negligent in their responsibility for your health and safety. Not all accidents in Primark are preventable or qualify for injury compensation, for although Primark has a duty of care to provide customers with a safe environment in which to shop, that duty of care is not absolute. Therefore, if staff at Primark have not had a “reasonable” amount of time to identify a hazard and eliminate the risk of injury – such as hangers left on the floor or goods left precariously on a shelf by a previous customer – it may not always be straightforward to claim compensation for accidents in Primark. Therefore, it is always advisable to discuss the circumstances of any accidents in Primark with an experienced solicitor on our Supermarket Claims Service for a free case assessment – without obligation – and to ensure that you have a Primark accident claim for compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
An 11-year-old girl, who seriously cut her leg on a stand displaying cakes in a supermarket, has had her settlement of compensation for shop display injury approved at the Circuit Civil Court in Dublin.
The court was informed how Jade Earls had been shopping in the Cornelscourt branch of Dunnes Stores July 16, 2010. As she walked by a display stand for cakes, Jade caught her leg on rusty nails exposed on a piece of wood which was hanging down from the display.
Judge Alan Mahon was told that Jade susatined a ten centimetre abrasion and a four centimetre laceration which – although it had gotten better – lead to a permanent scar on her left leg. Through her mother – Fidelma – Jade made a compensation claim for faulty shop display injury against Dunnes Stores and the company responsible for the cake display stand – ABF Grain products of Grosvenor Street, London. This type of accident might seem fairly uncommon, but trips and slips in supermarkets are very common.
The judge was also told that Dunnes Stores and ABF Grain Products had admitted liability for Jade´s accident on a 60/40 basis, and that an offer of compensation for faulty shop injury amounting to 12,000 Euros plus legal expenses had been tabled, which the family were willing to accept.
The settlement was granted approval by the court.