Tuesday, 3 January, 2012
A woman who injured her back when she slipped on a broken egg in the Asda warehouse in which she worked, has been awarded 27,000 pounds in slips, trips and falls compensation after her employers acknowledged that her accident had resulted in a serious injury.
Irene Heslop (65) from Fallowfield, Greater Manchester, was employed as a bakery assistant in the Asda store in Hulme, Greater Manchester, when her accident happened in March 2007. Slipping on a broken egg while getting stock from the store´s warehouse, Irene sustained a suspected spinal fracture which prevented her from walking long distances and lifting heavy objects.
The severity of Irene´s injuries was disputed by Asda, who at one point employed a private detective to film her going about her shopping. However doctors at Manchester´s Royal Infirmary hospital supported her claim for slips, trips and falls compensation and, after a protracted legal battle, Asda conceded that Irene had sustained an injury which “seriously curtailed her lifestyle” and agreed to a compensation settlement of 27,000 pounds.
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