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How to claim for an accident in a shop

Every year, countless people are injured as they go about their daily lives, doing something that we all do every day – shopping. Unfortunately, what should be a fun activity or a simple weekly shop, can so easily become a nightmare due to the negligence of others, and when this happens, there is no reason why the victim should have to suffer in silence.

If you have been the unfortunate victim of a preventable accident, which took place in a shop, and you can prove that it was not your fault, there is a good chance that you will be able to make a personal injury claim with the help of our dedicated team of personal injury experts, here at Accident Advice Helpline, who can tell you how to claim for an accident in a shop, and help you to do so.

How to claim for an accident in a shop

Claiming for an accident in a shop is something that is extremely easy if you have the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. However, if you choose to make a claim without any help, it can be much more complicated, as you will need to navigate through a long, time-consuming and complicated process which, unless you have a legal background, can be extremely difficult.

Before you get to the stage of employing a good personal injury lawyer, however, you need to establish whether you are actually eligible to make a claim.


In the vast majority of cases, you should be eligible to make a personal injury claim if you have been injured in the past three years (and not a day longer), if you have sought treatment from a qualified medical professional following your accident, and if your accident and injury was caused by the negligence of a third party.

If you were under 18 at the time of your injury, then you will usually have 3 years from the day you turn 18 to file a claim, so you need to be mindful of these deadlines and act swiftly to avoid being barred from making a claim and getting the compensation you would otherwise be entitled to.

If you are unsure as to your eligibility to make a personal injury compensation claim, you can get in touch with us at any time of the day or night and one of our friendly personal injury advisers will assess your claim.

To find out more about how to claim for an accident in a shop, to have your claim assessed, or to hire a personal injury lawyer to work on your claim, just get in touch with our team, here at Accident Advice Helpline, by calling 0800 689 5659, today.