An unnamed woman, injured by falling doormats whilst browsing a hardware store, has been awarded £20,000 in compensation just weeks after a pensioner threatened action against Marks and Spencer over a ‘slippery prawn cocktail’.
The victim was strolling through the hardware store when a pile of doormats, disturbed by another shopper, toppled onto her head and shoulders. After suffering soft tissue damage, which eventually limited movement in her upper torso, doctors feared she may never be able to perform daily tasks again.
After contacting her solicitor, the victim accused the store of failing to properly guard the potentially dangerous items. This week, the unnamed store has agreed to a compensation payout of £20,000 to cover pain and suffering, loss of earnings and other costs incurred.
In a similar issue, charity worker Janet Morritt is suing high-street retailer Marks and Spencer after a discarded prawn cocktail left her with a broken hip.
The 71-year-old claims she fell after shop workers failed to spot the prawn, which was also wet due to a nearby flower display, and is wheel-chair bound after crashing into a sandwich display and shattering her hip.
The pensioner is now suing the market giant for £30,000, although Marks and Spencer officials have vowed to fight the claim.
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