A trip to the supermarket might involve grabbing a basket and picking up a few items, or taking a trolley and doing a weekly shop. In either case you would expect the experience to be fairly uneventful, even if you have to queue for a while to get through the tills.
Hundreds of thousands of people visit supermarkets every single week, sometimes more than once. There should be no reason why any of them would be injured on this trip.
Thankfully very few are, but there could potentially be the odd situation where someone is hurt. If this should happen to you it is worth asking yourself whether the supermarket may have been to blame.
How can injuries happen in a supermarket?
In theory lots of things could potentially happen, even though they rarely do. For example slips, trips and falls are perhaps the most likely things to occur.
If the supermarket is not kept clean and tidy you might slip on something that has been spilled and not cleaned up. You could slip on loose packing material or bits of fruit and vegetables that haven’t been picked up.
It’s not all about slips, trips and falls though. You might be hurt if a shelf has been overloaded with stock and it collapses on top of you as you reach up to pick up an item. A supermarket worker might also be rushing to get something done while pushing a tall cage filled with stock in front of them. If they don’t see you and hit you, they could hurt you in the process.
Finding out whether supermarket customer injury compensation is warranted
When you suffer an injury of any kind while at a supermarket it is a good idea to work out whether compensation might be awarded to you. The best way to go about this is by consulting with a professional injury compensation lawyer.
We can make that happen if you call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our free enquiry line can be reached on 0800 689 0500 and you can speak with an adviser initially.
This is by far the best way to establish the facts and to see whether there is enough evidence to make a proper claim. Our service is here to help you on a no win, no fee basis if possible, so call now to see what happens next.