Safeway employee seeking £250,000 damages for back injury

A Safeway employee who slipped on a wet floor and injured
her back could receive a payout of £250,000.

Supermarket supervisor Donna Lougheed, 52, was yesterday
granted appeal against a court ruling that her former employer was not to blame
for her injuries.

Lougheed broke her coccyx, the bone at the base of her
spine, when she fell at Safeway in St Helens, Merseyside in 1993.

She was off work sick for eight weeks and chronic pain from
the injury caused Lougheed to retire three years later.

Her lawyers want to negotiate for a settlement of up to

A Safeway spokeswoman said, “Safeway can confirm that this
is now a legal matter and both sides are continuing their negotiations.”

By Richard Staines


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