Slipping accident at work, £18,000 settlement

We have been acting for a client (aged 60) who worked as a sales assistant at a local bakery in Swindon.  During February 2015, in the course of her employment, she slipped on a piece of food which had been left on the floor, causing her to fall over and injure her right hip, which, in turn, caused her to undergo a total hip replacement.

It was our case that her workplace had been unsafe for the following reasons:

  • The floor had not been kept sufficiently clean;
  • A fellow employee must have dropped his food on the floor and failed to remove it;
  • Alternatively, her employer had failed to notice this food on the floor and arrange for it to have been removed prior to our client’s accident.

To begin with, our client’s employer’s insurers denied liability.  Proceedings had to be issued at Court and shortly after a Defence was filed, the insurer’s made an offer to settle her claim which she accepted.  Following her hip replacement, she did make a complete recovery from her injury.

S J Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £18,000.00 for this client during 2016