Accidents in Asda
If you sustain an injury due to a preventable accident in an Asda supermarket, you may be eligible to claim supermarket accident compensation if the supermarket managers or staff in the store were negligent in their actions – or lack of them. Not all accidents in Asda are avoidable and will qualify for injury compensation, for although Asda have a duty of care to provide customers with a safe environment in which to shop, that duty of care is not absolute. Therefore, if Asda have not had a “reasonable” amount of time to identify a hazard and eliminate the risk of injury – such as food dropped on the floor or tins left unsafely on a shelf by another customer – it may be difficult to claim compensation for accidents in an Asda Supermarket. Therefore, it is always in your best interests to discuss the circumstances of your accident in Asda with an experienced solicitor on our Supermarket Claims Service for a free case assessment – without obligation – and to ensure that you have an Asda accidents 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.
A pensioner from Worcestershire, who broke a bone in his foot after he fell on a wet floor in Tesco, has been awarded an undisclosed four-figure settlement for his Tesco wet floor injury claim.
Ronald Fryer (80) from Whittington in Worcestershire was going into the Tesco store in St. Peter´s Drive, Worcester in October 2009, when he slipped on a wet floor by the entrance to the shop.
The retired cricket umpire was taken to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital where X-rays revealed that Ronald had broken a metatarsal bone in his foot.
After recuperating from his injury, Ronald sought legal guidance and established that he was eligible to make a Tesco wet floor injury claim due to a breach in Tesco´s duty of care towards its customers.
After lengthy negotiations over how much compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Tesco Ronald should be entitled to, the company made a four-figure offer in settlement of Ronald´s Tesco wet floor injury claim which he was advised to take.
A second major personal injury compensation claim for a slip and fall in Asda´s Rivergate store has been settled for an undisclosed sum.
The store made the news for the wrong reasons in June this year, when Peterborough County Court found in favour of Thomas Wardle and awarded him 10,500 pounds after he injured his back when slipping on a grape.
This time the victim was 74-year-old Patricia Hill of Orton Goldhay, who damaged her knee and ankle after slipping on vegetables in a non-fruit and vegetable isle while shopping in May 2008. Mrs Hill was found to have a closed break of the tibial plateau on arrival at Peterborough General Hospital and had to stay in hospital for 5 days.
Three years of treatment subsequently, Mrs Hill still suffers pain in her knee and ankle, and doctors have told her that she is likely to need knee replacement surgery in the near future and has a 50 per cent chance of developing osteoarthritis. Mrs Hill has no family living near her in Peterborough, and has had to rely on friends and hired help to help her with household and personal chores during her rehabilitation.
Asda agreed to a “substantial” out-of-court settlement, the specific details of which Mrs Hill did not wish to reveal, but the same supermarket store has a third slip and fall injury claim to contend with which is due to be heard in Peterborough County Court later this year.
An Asda shopper, who fell on a grape and damaged his back, has won a three year fight for personal accident injury compensation.
Thomas Wardle of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, was in the Rivergate branch of Asda in January 2008, when he fell on a grape that had been left on the ground in an aisle and fell to the floor – badly injuring himself in the process.
After seeking legal counsel, Thomas sued Asda – claiming that their lack of cleanliness had caused pain and suffering – and, at Peterborough County Court, a judge ruled in Thomas´ favour, awarding him 10,500 pounds in compensation and admonishing the supermarket´s general record on health and safety.
The judge´s verdict may influence two further cases due to be heard in Peterborough County Court later this year – both against the Rivergate branch of Asda, and both for some injuries suffered due to a lack of cleanliness in January 2008
A former Asda employee has been awarded 27,000 pounds in supermarket injury compensation after hurting her back when slipping on a broken egg in the store´s warehouse.
Irene Heslop (65) picked up her injuries in March 2007 while employed as a bakery assistant in the Hulme Asda store in Greater Manchester. Doctors diagnosed her with a suspected spinal fracture which left her not able to walk long distances or carry heavy objects.
As her condition got better, Irene asked that Asda put her on lighter duties in order that she could return to work. The company declined this request, and Irene continue to draw Statutory Sick Pay until the six month period expired after which time she received industrial injury benefit at 24 pounds per week.
After seeking legal guidance, Irene registerd a claim for supermarket injury compensation against the Asda store in Hulme which was supported by doctors at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. After carrying outtheir own investigation, Asda acknowledged that Irene´s lifestyle had been seriously curtailed by the accident and agreed to a 27,000 pounds personal injury compensation settlement.