Whether you are the colleague of a negligent member of staff or have been a customer in a shop who was served by a negligent staff member, it’s easy to laugh off staff negligence as simple carelessness – but it could lead to accidents which could leave members of the public and other members of staff seriously injured.
If you’ve been injured by a staff member in a store, you could claim negligent staff compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. Trust Accident Advice Helpline to help you – we have been helping people claim compensation since 2000 and our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, making our services affordable to everyone.
How did your accident happen?
Here are a few examples of situations where you could claim negligent staff compensation, either as a colleague of the staff member concerned or as a member of the public:
- Scalded in a café or restaurant when a waitress spills a hot drink on you
- Tripping over boxes left lying around by another staff member in an office or retail environment
- Run over by a forklift truck driven by an inexperienced colleague
- Food poisoning from food prepared by kitchen staff who have failed to pay attention to food hygiene
- Slipping on a wet floor that has recently been cleaned (with no warning signs)
These are just a few examples relating to claims we have handled in the past concerning negligent members of staff. If you’ve been injured and believe a colleague at your workplace is to blame, you could claim personal injury compensation – likewise if you have suffered injuries after eating in a restaurant or visiting a shop or other public place, the owner of the establishment could be held liable for your injuries.
Better move fast
There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim for personal injury compensation, whether you have suffered broken bones after a slip or trip or been struck down by food poisoning. So it’s a good idea to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident, to find out if you could make a claim. Our expert personal injury advisors will listen to you and offer confidential, no-obligation advice, and because we have years of industry experience specialising in personal injury law, you know you can trust us. Get in touch today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: September 25, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton