A sales representative from Dublin, sued a tile company which operates 21 outlets across the country.
The Judge said he had to agree with a description he had heard of the floor tiles being “lethal”. He also commented that compensation guidelines by the government body which makes personal injury awards, the Injuries Board, were out of date and therefore not relevant in this case.
The plaintiff claimed the company was negligent in supplying a tile which was not fit for purpose in that they did not have sufficient anti-slip properties particularly for use in an area which would regularly be wet.
The woman who fractured her knee when she slipped on new porcelain tiles was awarded more than €71,000 in the High Court.
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