Supermarket Slip: Wolferstans’ Exceptional Support for Freya
In the heart of Plymouth, a local supermarket serves as a common stop for residents in need of everyday essentials. It's here that the unexpected can occur, as we learned from a recent case that highlights resilience, justice, and the remarkable legal assistance provided by our team at Wolferstans.
Meet Freya, an individual with a determined spirit. On an ordinary day, she made her way to the supermarket, completely unaware of the events about to unfold.
As Freya navigated the store's aisles, a routine shopping trip took an unexpected turn. A leaking refrigerator, absent of any warning signs, led to a fall. Freya, reaching for a cold beverage, suddenly found herself on the floor with an injured wrist and knee.
Freya found herself unable to work for a couple of months and could not drive or do the normal day-to-day cooking and cleaning.
During this challenging time, Freya sought legal assistance from our team at Wolferstans. Tracey Barton, a highly experienced lawyer in our Personal Injury team, took charge of her case. Freya found reassurance in Tracey's professionalism and approachability, knowing her case was in capable hands.
Tracey wasted no time in gathering evidence, assessing the supermarket's liability, and documenting Freya's injuries. It was evident that the supermarket had neglected its duty of care to customers by failing to take reasonable safety measures.
Freya's claim was rooted in the Occupier's Liability Act 1957, which requires premises' occupiers to ensure that reasonable care is taken for the safety of visitors. Our legal experts recognised the significance of this legislation in Freya's case and used it to seek justice.
With diligence and commitment, Tracey and her team built a compelling case against the supermarket, highlighting the negligence that led to Freya's accident.
The outcome was favourable. We proudly secured a settlement exceeding £10,000 for Freya, covering her injuries and financial losses. We were able to include a claim for the additional time that Freya’s partner had spent on chores that they would usually have shared. Additionally, we successfully recovered the sick pay she had received from her employer and reimbursed it.
Freya's case illustrates the power of legal expertise in achieving justice. At Wolferstans, we take pride in delivering exceptional legal experiences and making a tangible difference in our clients' lives. We stand with our clients during challenging times, fighting diligently to secure justice and the compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of negligence, remember that you don't have to navigate legal complexities alone. Reach out to our dedicated team at Wolferstans, and let us assist you in pursuing justice, just as we did for Freya.
Your well-being is our top priority, and we're here to support you every step of the way.