Many people visit DIY stores for various reasons. Redecorating a living room, refurbishing an entire house, or simply repainting a hallway in a new colour, often require a trip to a local DIY store. Spilled substances can be particularly hazardous for customers and businesses alike.
Spilled substances – a messy business
If you’ve suffered a slip or fall involving spilled paint or other substances, you could be entitled to compensation if the injury was not your fault. For example, failure to produce a caution sign indicating a spillage at a retail venue could render a company liable to provide repetitive strain injury compensation to customers who have experienced accidents caused by these hazards, because they would not have been informed of the danger in advance.
In large DIY stores, members of staff have to be on hand to identify any spillages as soon as possible so that can remove the hazard and prevent any accidents from occurring, just as businesses must take steps to prevent accidents at work. However, in some situations, mistakes can occur and some spillages may inadvertently go unnoticed, leaving members of the public exposed to danger.
For many years, the expert team at Accident Advice Helpline has processed thousands of claims from innocent victims who have sustained injuries from slips, trips and falls, work accidents and other incidents that were not their fault. If you have had an accident in the last three years that you believe was caused by careless or negligent behaviour, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right away.
How you can make an accident compensation claim
In seconds, we can tell you if might be eligible to make a claim, whether it’s a work accident claim or a claim for road traffic accident compensation. If your claim is accepted, we can also let you know how much compensation you could be entitled to, which will depend on a number of factors such as the circumstances of your trip or fall, the severity of your injuries and the impact the accident has had on your quality of life.
For your benefit, our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which means you can contact us at a time that is convenient for you. We are also proud to operate a 100 per cent no win no fee* system, which means you won’t have to pay any fees to us if your accident claim is not successful.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice