Our client had an accident while working in a McDonald’s restaurant in Cornwall.
The accident at McDonald’s occurred as she was leaving work at the end of her shift. She slipped on an area of wet flooring, falling onto the floor and suffering a severe fracture of her left wrist.
The floor had recently been mopped by one of her colleagues who had left the floor excessively wet. She had also failed to put out “wet floor” warning signs.
McDonald’s denied that the floor was wet, despite what was stated in their own accident book and safety meeting notes. In addition McDonald’s notification to the Health & Safety Executive confirmed that the floor was wet.
McDonald’s blamed our client for for the accident, alleging she had not taken enough care and had worn the wrong kind of shoes; even though she had never previously been warned about her shoes, which were flat and had decent grip from the soles.
Despite these denials by McDonald’s we maintained the view that our client had a valid claim for compensation and we agreed to pursue it on a No Win, No Fee basis.
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