Shopper receives four figure compensation payout for slipping on peanuts
A gentleman shopper receives a personal injury compensation of four figures when he was injured by slipping on peanuts left lying on a supermarket aisle floor.
Accident Circumstances: Our client was shopping in his local supermarket. As he walked along one of the aisles he slipped and fell on some crushed peanuts which had been left on the floor. As a result of slipping our client suffered a personal injury.
Our Client’s Injuries: Soft tissue injury to both knees. Tear to Medial Meniscus in both knees.
What did Hayward Baker Solicitors do to help: One of our personal injury specialists Alison Spriggs who is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives took on the case on a no-win-no-fee basis and sent a letter of claim to the defendant blaming them for the accident because they failed in their statutory duty to take reasonable care to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for their visitors.
The defendant admitted liability for the accident.
A medical appointment was arranged for our client so he could be examined by a medical expert who would formulate a report upon our client’s injuries. It was this report that helped prove our client’s injuries and aid Alison in valuing the compensation claim.
Once the claim was finalised and approved by our client we made an offer to settle to the employers insurers.
After some negotiation by Alison with the insurers a sum was agreed and the case settled.
Resolution: Our client was awarded £2,900.00 in damages.