Compensation awarded after slipping accident in Preston shop
Accident Claim: Recent Case Study
Beckett & Co Solicitors have recently obtained compensation on behalf of a claimant who was injured when she slipped at a farm shop in Preston. The claimant was walking into the store when she stepped and slipped on a piece of wicker which had fallen onto the floor from one of the wicker shopping baskets used in the shop.
The claimant fell to the floor landing heavily on her hand and knee causing personal injury. The shop staff immediately assisted the claimant and the accident was recorded in the shop accident book.
The claimant consulted personal injury solicitor Donna Beckett for free advice about making a personal injury compensation claim. Beckett & Co agreed to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation on a no win – no fee basis and submitted the claim to the shop owners and their insurers.
The insurers initially denied any liability for the claim stating that the shop had a system for regularly checking the floor and removing any item that might cause a tripping or slipping hazard.
Beckett & Co Solicitors therefore obtained copies of relevant documents and evidence including witness statements and risk assessments carried out at the shop. A thorough review of the evidence showed that, prior to the accident, the shop management had identified that there were issues regarding slips and trips involving public and staff and that inadequate steps had been taken to avoid slipping and tripping accidents.
The insurers subsequently agreed to make a compensation payment to the claimant in respect of the injuries sustained.
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If you have been injured in an accident in a shop or supermarket you may be entitled to make a no win – no fee claim for compensation. Contact us for free, no obligation advice about making a claim. We can provide advice by phone or a free meeting and free home visits are available anywhere in Lancashire.
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