All too often, people injured by slipping in supermarkets, on pavements, or in other public places fail to claim for compensation because they believe that compensation claims are complicated, expensive and inevitably mean that they will eventually have to attend court hearings. This, however, is not necessarily the case.
Supermarkets, other organisations and public authorities are legally bound to prevent injuries to the public. It is their legal duty to ensure that all areas within their premises are free of hazards likely to cause customers, visitors and employees to fall, trip or slip. This includes keeping exterior surfaces like car parks and walkways in good repair, free of ice and snow, and so on. It also means interior flooring, stairs and other pathways must be kept clean, dry and free of boxes, packaging materials and other clutter likely to represent a risk of accidental injuries.
Slip injury compensation
Breaching this legal duty leaves the responsible authority liable to pay personal injury compensation if the breach leads to an accident. If, for example, a customer is injured after slipping on squashed fruit left on the floor of a supermarket, the customer has the legal right to claim for injury compensation.
While claiming compensation does mean the injured individual has to provide evidence of their injury and prove that the incident causing their injury was someone else’s fault, it is by no means as complicated and expensive as many people believe. It also does not necessarily mean the claimant will have to attend court proceedings. The process of claiming for accidental injury compensation is made far easier by contacting Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Proudly counting consumer champion and famed TV personality Esther Rantzen as its patron, this law firm has been helping people to get the compensation they deserve for over 15 years. This not only includes claims for injuries in supermarkets, but all types of claims, including those for work injury compensation; travel or road traffic accident compensation and more.
No win no fee*
Accident Advice Helpline lawyers are highly experienced and specialised in specific claim areas. Offering their services under conditional fee agreements, they are able to deal with each compensation claim quickly, effectively and mostly over the phone, without claimants having to worry about costs. In the majority of cases, they are also able to settle claims without the need for court hearings.
Date Published: February 19, 2014
Author: David Brown