A woman from Leicestershire who broke her ankle in a fall at a shopping centre has been awarded compensation of £3,700.
The unnamed woman slipped on a bridge between a car park and Highcross shopping centre.
Injury lawyers have revealed that three other women are making compensation claims against the shopping centre for accidents in the car park in 2011.
Vickki Ridgeway, speaking on behalf of the lawyers, said: “The circumstances of the accident are that she slipped on the car park surface while walking to the bridge that leads into John Lewis.
“She managed to save herself that time but then slipped once she was on the bridge. She fell to the floor and suffered a broken ankle and torn ligaments.”
The three other women are claiming for falls in the car park.
Ms Ridgeway added: “We say that, in each incident, the client slipped and fell on the car park surface, in some cases when it had been raining.”
The three women are now looking into whether they might be entitled to compensation.
One of the women, Mrs Ravat, described how she fell as she returned to her car after a shopping trip with her daughter. She fell backwards and struck her head on the bumper of a parked car.
She required emergency hospital treatment for a broken femur.
A Highcross spokesman said: “We are aware of the incidents at the centre. However, it is inappropriate for us to comment on individual cases.
“We have conducted a review and are investigating a number of ways to resolve the situation.”
Another women, Gweneth Bowler, was awarded “significant” damages after fracturing her right shoulder and hip in a fall early last year.
A report compiled by Leicester City Council health and safety teams said the bridge was dangerous when wet, becoming slippery.
The report recommended the placing of mats at all entrances, a change to the cleaning process and better water drainage in the car park, all of which have since been implemented.