Shopping at a builders merchant is probably a regular part of your job if you are a self-employed tradesman or contractor, and you’re more likely to find great value deals on the everyday essentials you need to get that job done. But how often do you spare a thought for your personal safety when you’re shopping at a builders merchant? Heavy bags of cement mix, power tools and other stock which has the potential to be dangerous can be found around every corner – and if store staff are negligent, there’s a chance you could be left injured. If the worst has happened, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline and find out if you could make a claim for builders merchant injury compensation on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Builders merchant injury claims
Over the years, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of tradesmen and contractors claim compensation for accidents at work – as well as handling a number of builders merchant injury compensation claims. But what sort of accidents could happen during your work shopping trip?
- Injured by objects falling from height, such as a bag of cement or sand, bricks, timber or other building supplies
- Injuries caused by faulty power tools purchased from the builders merchant
- Slipping on a wet floor which has been recently cleaned or where products have been spilled, such as a packet of nails or screws etc.
- Tripping over bags or boxes of stock left lying around
- Hit by a forklift truck which could cause crush injuries
If you’ve been injured whilst shopping at a builders merchant, the company could be held responsible for your injuries. Broken bones, a sprained ankle, or more serious head or back injuries could all mean you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident.
Not just for serious injuries
Personal injury claims aren’t just for those who have been seriously injured. If you’ve suffered any kind of injuries which have required medical attention, and somebody else – such as the store owner – is to blame, you could make a claim for compensation. Give Accident Advice Helpline’s team of expert advisors a call on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice. There’s no obligation to proceed with a claim and we can answer any questions you have about the claims process, however you have been injured. It’s free to call too, so what do you have to lose?