Month: July 2012

Slip on Grape Compensation Claim for Injury Upheld in High Court

A woman, who slipped on grapes which had dropped from a display outside a shop and hurt both wrists in her subsequent fall, has had her claim for slip on grape injury upheld in the High Court.

Samira Hassan (57) from Greenford, Middlesex, took the compensation action against shopkeeper Onkar Singh Gill (50) following her accident in 2005. While browsing the fruit display placed on tables outside Mr Gill´s “The Stall” shop in Greenford Road, Samira slipped on grapes which had fallen from the display and fractured both her wrists.

After seeking legal guidance, Samira made a compensation claim for slip on grape injury, claiming that the grapes on which she slipped were “mushy” and that the staff at Mr Gill´s shop had failed in their duty of care to the public. Mr Gill contested the claim – insisting that his staff had taken all reasonable steps to keep the pavement clear of debris – a County Court judge last year ruled that Mr Gill was liable for Samira´s injuries and ordered him to pay 111,859 pounds in accident compensation for slipping on a grape.

Mr Gill appealed the judge’s ruling but, at London´s High Court, Lord Justice Lloyd – sitting with Mr. Justice Morgan and Sir Stephen Sedley – upheld the County Court´s decision and order that Samira should receive her full settlement of accident compensation in respect of her claim for slipping on a grape injury.

Compensation for Child Football Injury Approved in Court

An eleven-year-old boy, who sustained a broken leg while playing football on council property, has had a settlement of compensation for child football injury approved in the Circuit Civil Court.

Kristin McMahon from Dublin was just eight years of age when the accident occurred in June 2009 at the Dublin City Council owned site of the former fish market in St. Michan´s Street. While playing in a competition hosted by Bradog Youth Services Ltd, Kristin fell on the concrete surface and sustained injuries to his knee and leg.

Kirstin was taken to the Children´s University Hospital in Temple Street by ambulance where x-rays revealed a fractured tibia and Kristin was fitted with a plaster cast which he had to wear for several weeks.

Through his mother, Carol Mooney, Kristin made a claim for child football injury compensation against Bradog Youth Services Ltd and Dublin City Council and, in a negotiated settlement, the two defendant´s agreed to pay 20,000 Euros in compensation for child football injury.

As with all compensation claims for children, the settlement had to be approved in court and, after hearing the circumstances of Kristin´s accident and the consequences to his quality of life while he was recovering, Mr Justice Matthew Deery approved the settlement of child football injury compensation.