Councillor wins claim for Asdaaccident

A north east Fife councillor has been awarded more than £3000 in compensation after he tripped over a wet rubber mat in a branch of Asda.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 9:55 am
Updated Friday, 8th July 2016, 10:57 am
Councillor Heer
Councillor Heer

Andy Heer (63), who represents the Howe of Fife and Tay Coast, was shopping in the supermarket last year when he fell after stepping on the sodden mat at the entrance to the store.

He banged his head and was left unable to walk after suffering soft tissue damage to his right ankle following the tumble.

The incident happened at the Asda store in Glenrothes last February as Mr Heer was shopping for groceries on his way home from a council meeting.

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The mat was placed next to Valentine’s Day flowers and it is thought water from the display had leaked on to it.

Mr Heer launched a lawsuit against the company at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Asda Stores Limited admitted liability and he has now been awarded £3018 in damages following a hearing before Sheriff Alastair Thornton.

Mr Heer was taken to hospital following the fall and could not wear shoes for 12 days afterwards. He could not walk unaided for a month after the accident.

He said he was satisfied with the outcome