Supermarkets are an essential part of life for most people. It is a great place to get your weekly shop as well as a few treats for you and your family. However, as it is full of hazards such as slip, trip or fall hazards, is supermarket safety a big issue?
How do slips, trip or falls occur in the supermarket?
There are many ways in which slips, trips and falls can occur in a supermarket. One common cause of a slip, trip or fall is through customers tripping over items on the floor. These could be anything from boxes to bottles to wires. However, trip injuries are not always the supermarket’s fault; they can also be incurred because of pushchairs and trolleys from other shoppers.
Slip, trip and fall injuries can also be caused by poor lighting and uneven flooring caused by lack of maintenance to the building.
How to avoid a trip injury whilst shopping?
The most important thing you can do to avoid sustaining a trip injury in the supermarket is by looking where you are going and being aware of your surroundings. The more alert you are and the more focussed ahead you are the more you will notice. This means you are more likely to avoid that box on the corner or the pushchair in the middle of the aisle. The more you look where you are going the less likely you are to avoid a slip, trip or fall.
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 that specialises in accident claims such as slips, trips or falls. With years of experience our team of skilled lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible. In fact, most clients are able to settle their claim without having to set foot in a court room.
Speak to us on 24-hour free phone on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a trip injury claim. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator online to find out how much your potential accident claim could be worth.