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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

    Is there any potential accident risk within a fitting room?


    When you are trying on clothes in a shop fitting room, you don’t think about any potential hazards which could cause a slip, trip or fall claim but they are still there.

    What potential slip, trip or fall claims are there within a fitting room?

    The main one is trip injuries caused by hangers or clothes on the floor. This is an easy slip to happen and the likelihood is you are more focused on what you look like in that dress, those trousers etc. to notice the hanger you are about the catch your foot on. As well as this, you have stools which are often placed in fitting rooms which can lead to a slip, trip or fall injury and tags you have to take in saying how many items you are trying on.

    How to avoid a slip, trip or fall in a fitting room?

    The main piece of advice to avoid a trip injury in a fitting room is to be aware of your surroundings. When you walk in, just look around, check to see if there is anything on the floor which could cause you to trip up, make sure the stool is out of your way and make sure there are no hangers left lying about. Also, don’t just leave clothes lying on the floor after you have tried them on. We have all done it; we have all been in such a rush to try on the next item of clothing that we have left the previous one on the floor. But this is how slips, trips and falls can happen so make sure you pick them up, even if it to just put them on the stool temporarily.

    If you do have a slip, trip or fall that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in accident claims and trying their best for their clients to get that compensation they may be eligible for. To find out more or to find out how much you could claim from that slip, trip or fall or any other accident, contact Accident Advice Helpline either through their website or on their 24-hour dedicated help line on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: February 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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