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Moving Walkway Shopping Centre Compensation for Woman

Posted on: December 18th, 2012

A woman who caught the heel of her shoe in a hole on a travelator in a Dublin shopping centre has been awarded €13.150 in moving walkway shopping centre compensation after a hearing at the Circuit Civil Court.

Nuala Holloway Casey (60) from Blackrock in Dublin filed her compensation action against Secret Retail Holdings (trading as Superquinn Shopping Centre) and Kine (Ireland) Limited, travelator and escalator fitters, of Ballymount, County Dublin, after sustaining an ankle injury at the Superquinn Shopping Centre in December 2007.

Judge Barry Hickson in the Circuit Civil Court was advised that on December 21st 2007, Nuala’s high heel of her shoe had become caught in a hole at the entrance to a descending moving walkway and fallen badly – damaging her left ankle. Nuala informed the court that she still experienced pain in the ankle and could no longer play tennis because of the injury.

The court was also advised that liability for the injury had been accepted by the joint defendants but how much compensation for a fall on a moving travelator Nuala should receive was in dispute as Nuala neglected to visit her doctor for 10 days following the accident and exacerbated her injury by a different fall in 2009.

After examining the medical evidence in support of Nuala´s claim, Judge Hickson awarded €12,000 moving walkway shopping centre compensation for the fall plus an additional €1,250 to account for the expenses she had incurred which were directly attributable to her the fall.



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