When you go into a shop you aim to come out with a carrier bag filled with items you’ve just bought. This could mean clothing, food or perhaps some provisions or items for home. You wouldn’t want to come out with good reason to consider getting shop customer injury compensation.
While very few people ever exit a shop with this in mind, there are isolated occasions when something like this might indeed happen. Injuries could potentially arise in a variety of ways. You might be in a clothing shop and a clothes rail could collapse on top of you. You could slip over when entering a butcher’s shop because the floor was messy and hadn’t been swept or cleaned.
You might fall in a supermarket near the fresh produce because of all the loose peelings and dirt on the floor that hadn’t been cleaned up. There are a variety of situations that might result in injury, even though you may not realise they are there until it is too late.
How do you know if you can win shop customer injury compensation?
Firstly you need to have suffered an injury while in a shop. You might be able to claim if you are outside a shop if some part of it caused you injury too. For example the shop might have an awning outside that provides shade while you look in the window.
If this collapses while you are window shopping, you might end up suffering a head injury or some other kind of injury. This would not be your fault – it might be the fault of the shop owner if the awning was not safe or in good condition.
It is always easier to seek out a professional injury compensation lawyer to handle your case if you can. Accident Advice Helpline provides such lawyers if there is good evidence that a case is there to be answered and fought for.
How much could you win for shop customer injury compensation?
This will depend on the extent and nature of your injuries. The more serious they are and the more widespread they are, the higher the chance of winning a significant sum.
If an injury is deemed to be life-changing it may incur a higher payout. Get the answers you need by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now to find out more.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead