Can I claim for an injury at a pop up shop? You may be aware that shops we see on the high street of every town and city in Britain have by law to comply with health and safety regulations. However, does this also apply to pop up shops? Pop up shops can appear one day and be gone the next, so is it even possible to find out who was running the shop? At Accident Advice Helpline we deal with these kinds of issues every day so we are well placed to answer your questions. If you have suffered an injury at a pop up shop and wish to know the answer to ‘Can I claim for an injury at a pop up shop?’ then contact us.
Pop up shop regulations
In a fast-paced society new ideas can quickly be put into practice and old laws have to cope with the changing way that we live and do business. Pop up shops can be a great way for individuals to get started in business. The owners of pop up shops can sell their wares without having to pay expensive rents and purchase expensive fittings. However, although pop up shops by their nature are fleeting, it does not mean that laws do not apply to them.
Pop up shops need to obtain a licence if they sell alcohol or provide any form of entertainment or hot food and they should also register as a sole trader with HMRC. If they employ other individuals to work for them they need to inform HMRC and they need to have insurance. Health and safety regulations apply to pop up shops just as they apply to any high street store. The owners of pop up shops must carry out health and safety risk assessments; they must have a health & safety policy and provide adequate training to any employees. They must also have appropriate welfare provisions for their employees and have adequate first aid provisions.
Pop up shop claims
Making a claim for an injury at a pop up shop is the same as making a claim for an injury in any other sort of shop. In both cases you will be required to prove that the injury you suffered was the result of negligence on the part of the owner of the shop. The owner of a pop up shop may be liable for compensation if he or she has failed to take all reasonable measures to keep their employees and the public safe.
Accident Advice Helpline employs expert solicitors who work on a no win no fee basis. If you decide to make a claim a solicitor will be assigned to your case who will not only advise you but also seek to gain the maximum compensation for you. So if you have suffered an injury at a pop shop and wish to know if you can claim compensation then contact Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour helpline. Alternatively, you can use our online compensation calculator that is quick and easy to use.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown