A woman has settled her injury claim for a trip over a mat in Sainsburys after the supermarket giant acknowledged its liability for her injuries.
Jean Annis (79) from Alsager in Cheshire was shopping at her local Sainsburys towards the end of year, when she tripped on a loose mat by the entrance to the supermarket and fell to the floor. As a result of her trip and fall accident in Sainsburys, Jean fractured her right arm and sustained several facial injuries.
Although she received prompt first aid at the supermarket and was quickly treated in hospital, Jean suffered permanent nerve damage to her dominant right arm. Furthermore, Jean experienced another fall five months later and fractured her arm again – a fracture doctors said would not have occurred had it not been for her arm being weakened as a result of the fall in Sainsburys.
Since the second accident, Jean has not been able to use her right hand, leaving her unable to drive. Doctors have advised her to undergo an operation to pin the bones in her right arm to give it more strength, but Jean is worried that her husband Norman (89) – who suffers with dementia – will have to be put into a home while she undergoes and recovers from the surgery.
After speaking with a solicitor, Jean made an injury claim for a trip over a mat in Sainsburys – alleging that the supermarket was negligent in allowing the mat to get loose and, had it not been for its negligence, she would have suffered an injury. Sainsburys was quick to acknowledge liability for Jean´s injuries, and a settlement of her injury claim for a trip over a mat in Sainsburys was negotiated.
Although the exact amount of the settlement has not been revealed, it is believed to be in five figures. A spokesperson for the supermarket said: “Mrs Annis is a valued customer and we are pleased that her injury claim for a trip over a mat in Sainsburys has been settled”.