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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 DIY store injury compensation


    There are plenty of independent and chain DIY stores across the UK to choose from, whether you’re a professional tradesman looking for tools for your job or a homeowner searching for the perfect shade of paint for your living room. Visiting a DIY store can be a bit baffling initially, as you scour the aisles for whatever it is you’ve come to buy – some stores are pretty vast.

    But if you’ve been injured whilst visiting a DIY store, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do about it. Whether a pot of paint has fallen from height onto you or a display stand has collapsed, injuring you, you could be eligible to claim DIY store injury compensation on a 100% no win, no fee* basis with Accident Advice Helpline.

    How have you been injured?

    You might be wondering what sort of accidents could possibly happen in a DIY store? Here are just a few examples of accidents we have handled DIY store injury compensation claims for since 2000:

    • Objects falling from height – such as paint pots or power tool boxes falling off a shelf
    • Display stands collapsing, causing crush injuries
    • Slipping on a wet floor that has recently been cleaned or on spilled paint or liquids
    • Tripping on damaged flooring or trailing power cables
    • Electrocuted by faulty lighting or equipment
    • Being hit by a forklift truck
    • Injuries to legs or feet from pallets/stock falling from a forklift

    As you can see, there is the potential for serious injuries to occur – there have even been cases where people have been killed in forklift truck accidents at DIY stores. It’s up to the store owner to ensure that the premises is safe for members of the public, and if you’ve suffered injuries and believe that the store is to blame, getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to make a claim for personal injury compensation could be the way forward.

    No guarantees in life

    Just as nobody can guarantee you’ll be safe shopping at a DIY store, so we too can’t guarantee that your claim for personal injury compensation will be successful – but with our years of industry experience, you know your claim is in good hands. We’ve also received a recommendation from our patron, UK consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen. So get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and see if you could make a personal injury claim.

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    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.

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