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Shopping Centre Accident Claims Mount Up at Highcross

June 29, 2012

Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester is establishing a reputation as the most hazardous shopping centre in England, with four more shopping centre accident claims having been made since Gweneth Bowler successfully sued the shopping centre in December 2011 after fracturing her shoulder due to a slip on a wet floor.

Earlier this month, an anonymous Leicestershire woman was awarded 3,700 pounds after slipping and breaking her ankle on the same access bridge between the shopping centre car park and the John Lewis store, while three claims remain outstanding due to slip injuries suffered in the shopping centre car park.

During Gweneth Bowler´s compensation hearing in December, a Leicester City Council health and safety official had testified that the bridge´s surface represented a slip danger due to poor drainage and inadequate cleaning. The recommendations made by the council – including the improving of the drainage system in the car park lot – were put into place earlier this year and no accidents have subsequently been reported.

Despite Highcross accepting liability for the two resolved shopping centre accident claims, no comment was available on the outstanding claims for shopping centre injury compensation – including a serious injury to a 40 year-old female shopper who required emergency surgery for a broken femur after a slip in the shopping centre car park.

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