A pensioner who slipped on the wet floor of a well-known supermarket has received compensation.
Ronald Fryer suffered the fall in his local Tesco supermarket in Worcester. The Worcester Standard reports that the fall happened in October of 2009. The 80 year old was walking along one of the aisles when he slipped on the wet floor and fell.
Mr Fryer was rushed to hospital where x-rays discovered that he had broken one of the metatarsal bones in his foot. He reports to the paper that the pain the injury caused was unbearable.
He also states that he hopes that no one else will suffer a similar injury in a store, and called on shops and supermarkets to be vigilant in ensuring the safety of customers by preventing supermarket accidents.
Mr Fryer reportedly sought compensation from Tesco for his injury. He is now said to have received a compensation settlement. Although the exact figure has not been released, it is thought that the compensation totals a four-figure sum.