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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accidents that can happen in the supermarket


    For most people, the weekly trek for the ‘big shop’ is most definitely a chore rather than an enjoyable experience. With that in mind, when accidents happen in the supermarket, it can make a bad situation worse, and lead to myriad public injuries.

    Of course, you can expect that slips, trips and falls do happen in the supermarket, due to the type of flooring used in most stores. That being said, there are other accidents that happen in the supermarket, beyond these slips and falls on varnished flooring.

    Common accidents that happen in the supermarket

    As well as the slips and falls on varnished flooring, some common public accidents that
    can happen in the supermarket include, but are not limited to:

    • Food poisoning from counter produce
    • Food poisoning from taster promotion produce
    • Slips and falls on unsigned wet flooring
    • Slips and falls due to split goods
    • Strikes to the head due to falling goods from shelves
    • Trips over POS, step stools and other obstructions in the aisles
    • Injuries caused by faulty trolleys and baskets
    • Strains due to poorly positioned products
    • Car park collisions

    Who is to blame for the accidents that happen in the supermarket?

    When you use a supermarket, the owner of that establishment and their management team is responsible for ensuring your health and safety during the time you spend in the supermarket.

    In the case that you do suffer an injury or illness due to a supermarket accident, and you believe that you were not responsible for the incident, it may be that the supermarket owners can be held liable for the harm you have suffered.

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    Of course, each and every accident in supermarkets is unique, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss the basics of your claim. During this consultation we will determine both where liability is likely to lie and your eligibility to claim personal injury compensation.

    How to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline

    For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, no matter the nature of your accident, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’’s more, there’’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call to us.

    Date Published: April 29, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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