Tesco pays four-figure compensation over pensioner accident

The supermarket giant Tesco has reportedly paid out an undisclosed four figure sum in compensation to a pensioner after he slipped and fell on the wet floor of one of its stores.

Ronald Fryer, 80, was injured after slipping on the wet floor of a Tesco store in Worcester back in October 2009. The pensioner fractured a metatarsal bone in his foot, causing what he told the Worcester Standard was “unbearable pain”.

Tesco has confirmed that the incident took place, but has so far not admitted liability in any public sense. The supermarket company has, however, agreed to settle the case with Mr Fryer, no doubt using its public liability insurance to pay him a considerable amount in compensation for his injuries.

Commenting on the case, Victoria Price, a partner of Price and Slater, the law firm which handled the case, stated:

“Tesco failed in its duty of care for Mr Fryer and we have agreed a suitable sum of compensation.

“It is a warning to other retailers in Worcester they should maintain a safe environment on their
premises so that people can shop safe in the knowledge they won’t end up in hospital like Mr Fryer”

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