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Slip in Asda Store Results in 10,500 Pounds Injury Claims Compensation

Posted on: June 7th, 2011

An Asda shopper, who slipped on a grape and injured his back, has won a three year fight for injury claims compensation.

Thomas Wardle of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, was shopping in the Rivergate branch of Asda in January 2008, when he slipped on a grape that had been left on the floor in an aisle and fell to the ground – badly injuring himself in the process.

After seeking legal guidance, Thomas sued Asda – claiming that their lack of cleanliness had caused pain and suffering – and, at Peterborough County Court, a judge ruled in Thomas´ favour, awarding him 10,500 pounds in compensation and criticising the supermarket´s general record on health and safety.

The judge´s ruling may influence two further cases scheduled to be heard in Peterborough County Court later this year – both against the Rivergate branch of Asda, and both for injuries sustained due to a lack of cleanliness in January 2008