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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for an accident in a charity shop


    Charity shops are filled with all kinds of things to buy and browse through. In fact, that’s part of the charm – you never know what you are going to find there. You could find a real bargain or an outfit you have been looking for a long time. On the other hand the ideal hardback book or thriller or romance could be waiting for you.

    The one thing you wouldn’t generally find would be an accident in a charity shop. They aren’t usually as well organised or tidy as other shops, but they have such a mix of donations to get priced and out on display it can be difficult to achieve the uniform look other stores manage to have.

    How might you have an accident in a charity shop?

    The same health and safety rules apply here just as they would to any other shop. This means there should be no chance of you slipping or tripping over anything, or of falling over something that has been left on the floor. You shouldn’t experience anything falling on your head either if a shelf were to collapse or be damaged in any other way.

    Thankfully accidents like these don’t happen too often. However if you are unlucky enough to be hurt in a similar manner to the examples given here, you might find you are injured in some way. Broken bones or cuts and bruises – all these and more could potentially happen if you were the victim of an accident that was someone else’s fault.

    Negligence could lead to compensation

    If someone in the shop was negligent in their duties to keep it safe at all times, it could mean you have a good chance to make a compensation claim that might result in success. Of course you wouldn’t know unless you made a claim, and some people are put off doing this.

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    The good news is it doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, if you call on the team at Accident Advice Helpline, we can listen to your circumstances and find out whether there is any chance of you making a claim in court. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and work out now whether you could stand a chance of being successful. Whatever happened, you deserve to get proper legal no-obligation advice from our team here when you call us.

    Date Published: September 1, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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