A woman has been awarded £27,500 in compensation after she slipped on some grapes and fractured her shoulder whilst shopping in a Marks & Spencer store in Bath. As a result of her fall, Jeanette Plummer, 62, is restricted as to what she can do and requires a shoulder replacement operation. She plans to use the compensation money to pay her medical bills.
Retailers owe customers a reasonable duty of care to ensure that they can carry out their shopping safely, without the risk of injury. When spillages occur, there should be an effective cleaning policy in place to deal with them swiftly, so that customers are not at risk.
If your life has been affected because you have slipped or fallen in an accident that was not your fault, whether in a public place or at work, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact us now to discuss your case. There are strict time limits that apply when bringing a claim for personal injury.
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