If you have been injured in an accident in a supermarket or shop you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Supermarket accidents are common and can result in injury to both supermarket customers and supermarket workers.
Common types of supermarket accident
A supermarket accident can occur both inside the supermarket or outside on the supermarket car-park. All shop owners, including supermarkets, have a duty to ensure that customers are reasonably safe whilst shopping and visiting the supermarket.
If the supermarket fails to ensure the safety of both shoppers and employees and an accident occurs causing injury this can lead to a supermarket accident claim. Examples of supermarket accidents that can give rise to an accident claim include:
- customers slipping on a wet floor caused by a spillage
- slipping on a wet floor near a supermarket entrance
- tripping over boxes or other obstacle left in a supermarket aisle
- customer hit by item falling off a supermarket shelf
- injury caused by a defective supermarket trolley
- being struck by supermarket trollies being moved by staff
- tripping on a pot-hole in a supermarket car-park
- being hit by a falling supermarket advertising sign
What to do after a supermarket accident
If you are involved in a supermarket accident you should always report the accident to the supermarket manager or customer services.
The staff should offer first aid or call an ambulance if this is required. Staff should also take your personal details and details of how the accident happened. You should ask that the details are recorded in the supermarket accident book.
If possible you should try to obtain the name and address of any witness to the accident. It is also useful if you can take photographs of the cause of the accident – i.e. the spillage, obstruction, pot-hole etc. Taking these steps immediately after a supermarket accident can help your compensation claim to have a better chance of success.
For more information see ‘What should I do if I am injured in a supermarket accident?
How to make a supermarket accident claim
To find out if you can make a supermarket accident compensation claim you should speak to a personal injury solicitor with experience of dealing with this type of claim.
At Beckett & Co Solicitors we regularly deal with supermarket accident claims and will investigate any potential claim on your behalf.
We have experience of handling supermarket claims arising out of accidents at Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Lidl, and Marks & Spencer. Regardless of how big or small the shop we can help and give free advice about making a claim for compensation following a supermarket accident.
Contact us on-line or call freephone 0800 731 5434 to speak to a personal injury solicitor about your claim.
Supermarket & shop accident claims: successful case studies
Beckett & Co Solicitors have recently obtained compensation on behalf of a claimant who was injured when she slipped at a farm shop in Preston…. read more
Beckett & Co Solicitors have successfully obtained compensation for a customer who was injured when she slipped on a wet floor in a Preston supermarket …. read more
Beckett & Co have successfully obtained compensation for a shopper who was injured when she tripped in a supermarket in Southport … read more
Can we help you?
If you have been injured in a supermarket accident call us on freephone 0800 731 5434 to speak directly to an expert personal injury solicitor about making a no win – no fee compensation claim. We offer a free case assessment.
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