Going to the supermarket on a weekly basis is something that you expect to do completely accident-free. Your big shop should never have to end in a trip to the hospital, and nipping to get a pint of milk should not be the same as taking a big risk. However, like everywhere, accidents can happen and sometimes it is best to be aware of the possibility of an incident than to not be aware of it at all.
Here are five freak supermarket accidents that could happen to you:
- Being hit by a falling object
Supermarkets are known for stacking lots of high shelves full of their products and whilst they are normally packed to the brim with no chance of things falling there is always the risk of something falling on your head. Remember to take care not to try and get anything out of reach as this may also cause something heavy to hit you.
- Hit by a car in the supermarket car park
Although cars go at much slower speeds in car parks it is still possible to get hit and have a nasty accident by reversing cars. It is important to take as much notice of cars that you think are stationary around you, as well as the cars you can see searching for spaces.
- Slipping on spilt yoghurt
We have all been there where we go to pick up a pot of yoghurt and it slips out of your hand causing a mess on the floor. If you’re that person that doesn’t clear it up, this is a slipping hazard for other customers.
- Get hit by a trolley
It’s all fun and games when you are having trolley races down the aisles with no-one around, but when you run into a fellow customer this can cause a terrible fall.
- Slipping up on that rogue carrier bag
We have all been lectured on using our bags for life and maybe we should as those carrier bags when they get on a slippery floor can cause a very bad accident and injury.
At Accident Advice Helpline our legal team is here to help with a wide range of accident claims. Whether it be an injury from a trip to a supermarket or a car accident that wasn’t your fault, we are here to help. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: Accident Advice