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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

    Claiming if you trip over in a clothing shop due to items on the floor


    Do you know what to do if you trip over in a clothing shop and the accident is someone else’s fault? At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a great deal of experience when it comes to dealing with accident claims for injuries sustained in public places, and we welcome you to get in touch at any time if you do have any questions about taking legal action after a slip, trip or fall.

    What to do if you trip over in a clothing shop

    It’s vital that you received medical attention after your accident. Don’t get rid of any evidence related to your claim like photographs of your injuries, medical reports or witness contact details as these could play a pivotal role in helping us get compensation for you. Clothes shops aren’t generally dangerous, but hazards like clothes being left on the floor and wet surfaces that you’re not alerted to can cause you to have an accident that could have been avoided.

    Damaged or poorly-maintained surfaces can cause you to have an accident. You may also hurt your head, face or eye because of protruding stands, shelves or rails. An object could land on your head or you could fall on a broken escalator. In fact, there are many ways you could trip over in a clothing shop or have another type of accident whilst indulging in hard-earned retail therapy. You will need to have reported the accident to staff so it’s logged in their accident book. If you don’t feel the staff did enough to keep you safe whilst you were shopping, there’s a big chance we could get compensation for you.

    You don’t need to give us any money to start a claim, and we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. The accident must have been someone else’s fault – if you were hurt because you weren’t taking care, we won’t be able to help you. However, if you feel the store staff failed in their duty of care to you, we may well be able to help you get a positive outcome.

    Talk to us today

    We are waiting to hear from you if you have been hurt in a clothes shop and it was not your fault. To speak to an advisor today, call on 0800 689 0500 on your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using your mobile phone.

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    Date Published: May 6, 2017

    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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.