Friday, 9 December, 2011
A woman injured by a falling item in a shop has been awarded a £30,000 compensation award in the Circuit Civil Court.
Breeda Redican was injured in July 2009 when a tin of paint fell on her foot from a shelf at the Homebase store. The incident happened when Redican requested help finding a specific type of paint from a sales assistant. The assistant showed her the location of the paint on a shelf at face level height but simply stood beside Redican while she attempted to left the can of paint. The can of paint was 2.5 litres and handle on the tin was not visible because the tins were packed tight together. Redican was not able to heavy paint tin and it slipped and fell on her right foot. Redican was wearing flip-flops and needed stitching on her toes. Redican has suffered ongoing reduced mobility in her foot with some additional pain.
Homebase denied any negligence but the judge awarded £30,000 compensation.
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