Christine Murphy was injured when she went to buy petrol from a Sainsburys supermarket in Glasgow. She filled her car up and went into the petrol station to pay. As she left she slipped on the wet floor.
She had fractured her right shoulder and had to go to hospital to have the injury treated. She was unable to leave the house for four weeks after this because of the seriousness of her injury. She had to wear a cast for 11 weeks and was unable to work during this time. Mrs Murphy also had to cancel a holiday in Barcelona which she had booked.
Because of this pain, expense and inconvenience, she decided to seek compensation. She argued that Sainsburys had failed in their duty to maintain safe premises, as the wet floor that she slipped on did not have any warning signs next to it or any mats on it to make it less slippy.
This was accepted in court and she received £8,500 in compensation.
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