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Compensation awarded for bank slip injury

A woman from Edinburgh has been awarded compensation after slipping on a wet floor in a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland, reports the BBC.

The 65-year-old sustained a soft tissue injury to her ankle, and was unable to work for three weeks.

The wet floor was caused by a leak coming from an upstairs flat, which had existed for a number of months. Bank staff had placed a bucket to try to catch the drips, which were falling near the area used by queuing customers.

In defending the claim, the Royal Bank tried to argue contributory negligence, saying that if the woman had paid more attention she would have seen that the floor was wet. This argument was rejected by the judge however, who said that the bank had “adopted a cavalier approach to the risk presented by the leak,” and awarded the woman £7,500 compensation.


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