Accidents in Waterstones
If you sustain an injury due to a preventable accident in Waterstones, you may be entitled to claim accidents compensation for your injury. Not all accidents in Waterstones are preventable or qualify for injury compensation, for although Waterstones have a duty of care to provide customers with a safe environment in which to browse and shop for books, that duty of care is not absolute. Therefore, if staff at Waterstones have not had a “reasonable” amount of time in which to identify a hazard and eliminate the risk of injury to customers – such as if magazines had been left on the floor and represented a slip hazard – it may not always be possible to claim compensation for accidents in Waterstones . Therefore, it is always advisable to discuss the circumstances of any accidents in Waterstones with an experienced solicitor on our Supermarket Claims Service for a free case assessment – without obligation – and to ensure that you have a Warestones 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.