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A shopper who was injured when she slipped on a banana that had been left on the floor in a supermarket has won compensation for her injuries.
The woman was shopping at her local ASDA store when she slipped and fell heavily. She carried on shopping but was in such pain that she went to see her GP, who confirmed that she had sustained soft tissue damage to her wrists, a sprained knee and bruising to her elbows.
The supermarket admitted liability for her injuries as it had failed to follow basic health and safety procedures with regard to customer safety.
All shops have a duty to provide a safe environment for customers. This includes carrying out regular inspections to identify any potential risks to shoppers and to make sure any spillages are cleaned up. Failure to have in place adequate health and safety procedures means that the owner can be held liable if a customer suffers a foreseeable injury as a result.