A second major personal injury claim for a slip and fall in Asda’s Rivergate store in Peterborough has been settled for an undisclosed compensation settlement 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 hurt 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 fracture of the tibial plateau at Peterborough General Hospital and had to remain in hospital for 5 days.
Three years of treatment later, 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 residing near her in Peterborough, and has had to rely on friends and paid 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.