The trusted local corner shop does a roaring trade – even in today’s society where many of us shop online for our groceries. A pint of milk, a packet of cigarettes or something quick for tonight’s dinner can all be found at your local corner shop, although you may find yourself paying a hefty price for the convenience. When you’re rushing to the corner shop for emergency supplies, the last thing on your mind is your personal safety, but there is the potential for you to be injured in any public place, and the corner shop is no exception.
Are you really at risk?
Hazards are lurking in the most unlikely places, and if you’ve been injured whilst picking up a pint of milk, claiming corner shop injury compensation could be an option, if somebody else is to blame for your accident. But what sort of injuries could you suffer?
- Sprains, strains, cuts, bruises or broken bones after slipping on a wet floor or tripping over damaged flooring or boxes of stock left out
- Head injuries after shelves collapse and objects fall from height
- Food poisoning from food which has not been properly refrigerated or is past its use-by date
- Lacerations from damaged shelving or fridges
As you can see, there are a number of different injuries which could be sustained, and if you’ve been the victim of somebody else’s negligence, why shouldn’t you make a claim for corner shop injury compensation? Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Who is responsible?
The corner shop owner is responsible for the safety of members of the public whilst on their premises, and if you’ve suffered injuries that you feel could have been avoided, we can help you claim compensation. Whether you have suffered a serious head injury after hitting your head when you slipped on a wet floor or have escaped with a sprained ankle and minor cuts and bruises, you’re entitled to make a claim.
There is a three-year time limit in place for personal injury claims, so if you have been injured in a corner shop, make sure you don’t wait too long to get in touch with us. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you’re eligible to claim compensation for your injuries – it’s free to call and get confidential advice.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton