Have you suffered an injury in a supermarket? Are you looking for professional legal Advice on claiming against a supermarket? If yes, it is essential to know that our personal injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline have managed hundreds of supermarket accident claims over the years, helping many people receive rightful compensation for their physical pain and associated emotional suffering.
Claiming against a supermarket
Currently, there are many large retail groups that dominate the UK market. Since some of these groups are huge, a person may feel intimidated about filing a compensation claim against one of them. If you also intend to claim compensation from a supermarket for an injury that you have sustained whilst shopping on its premises, you should not worry. This is because our expert personal injury solicitors are prepared to handle your case on your behalf.
The most common injuries in supermarkets arise from trips, slips, and falls, or from objects falling from shelves. If you have tripped, slipped and fallen, or sustained an injury due to a falling object whilst shopping in a supermarket, you should know that many claims relating to these types of accidents have been successful. Since courts are bound to their own previous decisions in similar cases, your claim has a good chance of success.
Thus, if you have had an accident at a supermarket and can prove that it was not your fault, you should file a compensation claim against the store. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation for the pain, suffering, loss of earnings from taking time off work for an extended period and any expenses incurred as a result of the accident, including property damage. If a family member or friend was with you when the accident occurred, we could also help him or her claim compensation for any psychiatric and emotional harm resulting from witnessing your accident.
Addressing liability issues
Unfortunately, many at-fault parties reject liability these days. If the supermarket that you intend to file your claim against denies liability, there are several things that we can do to make them pay for your suffering. According to the UK law, supermarkets must assure customers’ safety. This means that they must train their staff in shop safety; provide appropriate equipment and machinery to eliminate potential accidents; run risk assessments; and eliminate actual and potential hazards found on premises.
If you have evidence, such as photographs of the scene and witness testimony, proving that the supermarket failed to provide a safe environment for customers, getting compensated for your injury should not be too difficult. If you can, take some photographs of the scene as soon as possible after the accident and get witness details, including their names, addresses and telephone numbers. In addition, we will ask the management team to give us access to CCTV footage and permission to interview their employees. All these will help us establish liability and aquire an appropriate compensation award for your suffering.
If you have any questions, please contact our team of expert supermarket accident solicitors. We can offer you free impartial advice on claiming against a supermarket, so that you know what to do next. Since a compensation claim may take months to settle, the sooner you contact us the better.
Date Published: April 22, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in a shop