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settlement accepted Teen who injured ankle after slip on Lidl floor awarded €20k

Rosalinda Milosavijevic (18) had been injured in the incident at Lidl's store in Fortunestown, Tallaght, when she was 13, the court heard.

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AN 18-YEAR-old student who injured her right ankle when she slipped and fell on "an excessively wet floor surface" in a Lidl supermarket five years ago has accepted a €20,000 settlement from the company.

Barrister Richard Wixted told Judge John O'Connor in the Circuit Civil Court yesterday that Rosalinda Milosavijevic had been injured in the incident at Lidl's store in Fortunestown, Tallaght, when she was 13.

Mr Wixted said the girl's injury had not resolved until at least 18 months after the fall.

He said Ms Milosavijevic, of Tyman North Lawns, Tallaght, had fallen on an excessively wet floor surface in May 2015 and had been treated in Tallaght Hospital casualty department.

Rejected

Mr Wixted said an earlier settlement offer had been rejected by Ms Milosavijevic and her mother, Natalija Lazarevic, but the company had increased its terms of settlement to include a payment of €20,000 and €1,285 for expenses, special damages and legal costs.

Judge O'Connor said that since Ms Milosavijevic had in the meantime attained her majority, it was not necessary for him to direct a lodgment of the money into court.

The settlement could therefore be paid directly to Ms Milosavijevic.

He said the settlement negotiated by her legal team was a good one and had been recommended as an appropriate outcome by them.


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