December 9, 2015
A pensioner has settled her injury claim for a trip and fall accident in Sainsburys which left her with a fractured arm, nerve damage and facial injuries.
Jean Annis (79) was shopping at her local Sainsburys in Alsagar, Cheshire, when she tripped on a loose mat by the entrance to the supermarket and fell heavily onto the floor. As a result of her accident, Jean fractured her right arm, was diagnosed with nerve damage and sustained multiple facial injuries.
Although Jean received prompt and professional medical treatment, her dominant right arm was weakened due to her accident and, when she fell again five months later, her arm fractured again – a fracture doctors said would not have occurred had it not been for her fall in Sainsburys.
Doctors have advised Jean to have pins inserted into her right arm to provide support, but Jean is concerned that her husband Norman (89) – who suffers with dementia – will have to be cared for in a specialist home while she undergoes the operation and recovers from the surgery.
Jean sought legal advice and made an injury claim for a trip and fall accident in Sainsburys – alleging that her injuries were attributable to Sainburys´ negligence in allowing the mat to become loose and become a hazard. The supermarket was quick to acknowledge liability for Jean´s injuries, and a settlement of her injury claim for a trip and fall accident in Sainsburys was negotiated.
The settlement of Jean´s injury claim for a trip and fall accident in Sainsburys is believed to be in five figures. Although Jean´s solicitor would not reveal the exact amount, she said: “It is imperative that premises such as supermarkets take great care to ensure their stores are safe for visitors at all times, particularly the entrance and exit area which can become hazardous due to wear and tear caused by the sheer number of people passing through on a daily basis, and also as the result of wet weather conditions.”