The local newsagents is a place you can go to pick up a copy of your favourite magazine, the daily paper, or even a pint of milk. You wouldn’t think twice about your safety when you’re popping round the corner to pick up essentials – but maybe you should. You could be injured in any type of store, and the newsagents is no exception. But at least you could make a claim for newsagent injury compensation if you have suffered as a result of somebody else’s negligence. Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people claim personal injury compensation – get in touch to see if we can help you too.
How could you be injured at the newsagents?
You might be wondering what types of accidents could happen at a newsagents that could lead to a claim for newsagent injury compensation. Slips, trips and falls are by far the most common types of accidents people make a claim for. You could trip on damaged flooring or a step going into or coming out of the newsagents. Or you could slip on a wet floor where drinks have been spilled, or perhaps a floor which has been recently mopped. You could even be injured by objects falling from height, for example if a shelving unit or display stand collapses.
Lacerations and bruises are another common injury sustained at a newsagents, usually caused by faulty shelving or stands which could cut you or lead to bruises if they are sticking out into the aisle at an angle. You could even end up with broken bones if you trip over a broken shelf or box of stock that has been left lying around. But making a claim for personal injury compensation doesn’t have to be difficult – Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
What factors decide how much compensation you’ll get?
Well, if you have been seriously injured, we’d look at how your injuries might impact you in the future – for example if you have suffered a head injury, you might need 24/7 care or be unable to return to work. For more minor injuries, your pain, suffering and any financial losses (such as loss of earnings) will be taken into account. Either way, if your claim is successful you could receive a settlement which could help you out financially whilst you recover from your injuries. So if you have been injured in a newsagent accident, give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton