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Woman compensated after slipping in bank

The Royal Bank of Scotland has been found liable for an injury sustained by a woman who slipped on a wet floor in one of its branches in Edinburgh, reports the BBC.

Patricia O'Donnell, who sustained a soft tissue injury to her ankle that left her unable to work for three weeks, was awarded £7,500 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

The wet floor had been caused by a leak coming from an upstairs flat. The leak had been happening for a number of months, and bank staff had tried to contain it by placing a bucket undeneath the drips.

The Bank tried to argue that if Ms O'Donnell had paid more attention she would have noticed the floor was wet, and therefore she was partly to blame for her own injury. However, this was rejected by the Sheriff, who commented that the Bank had become “overly complacent” with regard to the presence of the leak.

 

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