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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

    What types of tripping hazard am I likely to encounter in a supermarket?


    Supermarkets in general are usually busy, especially at peak times. This can mean a lot of other trolleys and shoppers battling against each other to get your weekly or monthly shop bought and packed. With everyone trying to get the food and drink they need it can get quite manic and can often lead to such accidents as slips, trips and falls.

    What type of slips, trips and falls am I likely to encounter?

    One main trip hazard is push chairs and buggies. Parents often leave these in the middle of an aisle whilst they walk off to get an item from their shopping list. This can mean that if you aren’t careful you could sustain a nasty trip injury if you were to catch your foot or leg on it.

    Other potential tripping hazards in a supermarket could include spilt food or drink which is a common occurrence especially when it is busy. This could cause a serious slip injury if someone was to slip and hit their head on the floor. Another potential slipping hazard may be boxes of stock that have been left to put away later. These can all easily cause a slip, trip or fall to any shopper in a supermarket.

    How to avoid these hazards and sustaining a trip injury?

    The main way to avoid a slip, trip or fall and to avoid any of these hazards mentioned is to look where you are going and always be aware of what and who is around you. If you keep an eye on what is ahead of you then you will be more likely to spot that spillage on the floor or that pram in the middle of the aisle. This will mean you will be much less likely to have a slip, trip or fall.

    But, accidents can and do still happen in supermarkets. If you have an accident that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm dedicated to helping their clients win the compensation they deserve. They make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible, and many clients are able to settle their claim without having to set foot in court.

    Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: March 6, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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