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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

    How to claim builders merchant injury compensation

    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?

    Date Published: October 28, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.