An elderly woman has received a settlement of compensation after she fell and injured style herself whilst shopping in a local supermarket.
Jean Annis, aged seventy-nine from Alsager in Cheshire, was conducting her shopping at a Sainsbury’s supermarket near her home when the accident occurred. Ms Annis stumbled over mat that was at the entrance to the shop, causing her to fall and sustain fractures to her right arm. Ms Annis was also injured on her face.
The victim received quick medical attention at the scene of the accident, and was speedily brought to hospital where she received further treatment. However, the fall had also caused Ms Annis to suffer permanent nerve damage to her arm – the her dominant arm. Another fall about five months after the accident caused another fracture to the same arm, which medical experts say would not have happened had she not sustained the first fracture months before in Sainsbury’s.
The second accident has meant that Ms Annis has been unable to use her right arm, rendering her unable to drive. An operation has been advised, that could give Ms Annis more strength, but as Ms Annis’ husband, Norman, suffers from dementia she is afraid that he will have to be put into a care facility whilst she receives and recovers from the treatment.
Ms Annis sought legal counsel and proceeded to make a claim for compensation against Sainsbury’s supermarket, claiming that the supermarket giant was negligent in allowing the mat to become loose. The company quickly acknowledged liability for Ms Annis’ fall and subsequent injuries, offering a settlement of compensation for the accident.
The exact sum was not disclosed, though it is thought to be of five figures. A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s has commented that “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”.Read More