Being injured whilst shopping for the latest fashions isn’t exactly what you might expect to happen on a visit to a department store. In fact, you could be injured in the electrical department, homewares or even the shoe department of your favourite store. The potential for accidents to occur is present in most stores – it’s how they approach health and safety that matters. So if you have been injured and want to claim department store injury compensation, you’ll need a reputable personal injury lawyer such as Accident Advice Helpline on your side.
Common department store injuries
Shopping for underwear and slipped on a wet floor? Received an electric shock from a TV in a department store? Then you could make a claim for department store injury compensation. By far the most common types of claims handled by Accident Advice Helpline are slip, trip or fall injury claims. You could slip on a wet floor that has been recently mopped, trip on damaged flooring or fall down a flight of stairs in a department store. Other common injuries include lacerations, facial and head injuries from faulty display stands or units, and injuries caused by objects falling from height.
With so many different departments in one store, you could be injured in the changing rooms, clothing department, electrical department or even in the cafe, where you could be struck down with food poisoning after enjoying breakfast or lunch. If you’re wondering whether you’re eligible to make a claim, it’s a good idea to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident – there is a three-year time limit for personal injury claims.
What will happen now?
If you have a viable claim, Accident Advice Helpline will gather evidence to support your claim – for example if you’ve broken your leg after slipping on a wet floor in a department store, we will obtain copies of your medical records and any witness statements to prove that the department store is liable for your injuries. You can call our 24/7 advice line on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a claim on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Or take the 30-second test on our website right now and see how much compensation you could be entitled to claim. Our experienced personal injury advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, however you have been injured, and it’s free to call us.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton