A former Asda employee has been awarded 27,000 pounds in slip compensation after injuring her back when falling on a broken egg in the store´s warehouse.
Irene Heslop (65) from Fallowfield, Greater Manchester, suffered her injuries in March 2007 while working as a bakery assistant in the Hulme Asda shop in Greater Manchester. Doctors diagnosed her with a suspected spinal fracture which left her not able to walk long distances or lift heavy objects.
As her condition worsened, Irene asked that Asda put her on lighter duties in order that she could return to work. The company refused, and Irene went on to draw Statutory Sick Pay until the six month period expired after which time she was given industrial injury benefit at 24 pounds per week.
After seeking legal guidance, Irene made a compensation claim against the Asda store in Hulme which was supported by doctors at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. After performing their own investigation, Asda recognised that Irene´s lifestyle had been seriously curtailed by the accident and agreed to a 27,000 pounds personal injury compensation settlement.