Supermarkets, especially in the evening and at the weekends, can be very busy places crowded with cars in the car park and shoppers inside with their trolleys. The more people there are in a certain space the higher the chance for an accident such as a slip, trip or fall to happen.
Do any other different types of accidents happen in a supermarket other than a slip, trip or fall?
The answer is yes but not as often as slips, trips and falls. In supermarket car parks vehicular collisions can and sometimes do happen if drivers are not looking where they are going and aren’t focussed on the road and the users around them. But, slip, trip and fall injuries tend to be much more common than other types of accidents.
Why are slips, trips and falls more common in supermarkets than anything else?
Firstly, due to amount of people in the supermarkets it is easy for one person to collide with another or with a trolley thus potentially causing a slip, trip or fall. This could be caused by the shopper not looking where they are going as they are focussed on their children or looking for a particular item. Alternatively, there could be a spillage on the floor caused by spilt milk or other product. If not cleared up quick enough this could cause a nasty slip injury for an unsuspecting shopper.
How to avoid a slip, trip or fall injury in a supermarket?
The main thing to remember is to always look where you are going when walking around the supermarket. This will mean you know what and who is around you. By being aware of your surroundings you will also be able to manoeuvre around that spillage or that child thus avoiding a potential slip, trip or fall injury.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm who specialise in accident claims. With years of experience behind them they will make the claims process as easy and stress free as possible and most clients are able to settle their claims out of court. Speak to Accident Advice helpline today to find out more on their 24-hour phone line.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice