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Woman Awarded £3,700 Compensation after Fall at Shopping Centre

A shopper has won her claim for compensation, after she fell on a slippery floor at a shopping centre in Leicestershire.

The Leicester Mercury is reporting that the woman, who has not been named, slipped on a bridge which links the Highcross shopping centre’s car park with the John Lewis department store.

Apparently the woman had already slipped on the car park surface, while she was making her way to the bridge but had managed to save herself, unfortunately once on the bridge she slipped again but this time broke her ankle and tore ligaments as she was sent crashing to the ground.

The woman later launched a claim for personal injury compensation against the shopping centres owners, Hammerson Plc and was awarded £3,700 in damages after they admitted liability for the incident.

Since the accident another three women are now looking into claiming compensation, after suffering similar accidents at the shopping centre, including one woman who also fell in the car park banging her head on the bumper of a car and fracturing her femur.

A health and safety expert from Leicester City Council stated that the surface covering the bridge and car park posed a high risk of slipping, especially when wet.

A spokesperson for the Highcross Shopping Centre said that the company was investigating a number of ways to try and resolve the situation.

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