Most of us have good reason to pop into a supermarket from time to time. This could be weekly or just every now and then. However we wouldn’t expect to suffer any kind of injury while we were in there. Very few people will, because supermarkets run an excellent service and always ensure their premises are safe and pleasant to visit.
Health and safety rules come into play in supermarkets just as they do in every other shop or workplace. The people in charge must be sure everything is risk-assessed, so any potential hazards or risks can be identified and resolved before they have a chance to cause any problems.
Why would supermarket injury compensation be sought?
There may be occasions when individuals are hurt while they are shopping in a supermarket. Something might have been spilled on the floor and the staff failed to clean it up or mark it with warning signs until it could be cleaned.
Perhaps a stack of shelving collapsed and a shopper was injured because it fell on them. Maybe a worker was moving a cage full of stock without properly looking where they were going and they wheeled it into a shopper, knocking them down in the process.
These are just examples, but they give you an idea of what might potentially happen in a variety of circumstances. Certainly, if you are injured in a supermarket and you know someone else was at fault and you can prove it, there is a better chance of claiming supermarket injury compensation.
Knowing what to do next
The more evidence you have of what occurred, the better your chances are at resolving your claim successfully. It also helps to consult a professional injury compensation lawyer. They will have the experience you will require to help you work out whether you could claim.
If you think it might be an idea to get such assistance, call Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve got the experience you need to assess whether your claim could be successful. Just call us – free of charge – on 0800 689 0500.
This is the only number you need and it is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When we hear your case we’ll be able to determine whether we can guide you through a no win, no fee* claim to try for compensation for your injury.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident in a shop