Electronics stores can sell all kinds of things from computers to telephones to peripheral items that are used with these purchases. Whatever your reason for going to an electronics store might be, you would expect to have a safe experience there. You wouldn’t want to end up suffering from some kind of accident as a result of going to a particular store.
Some accidents are more common than others in shops. However it is good to realise that an accident in an electronics store can usually be prevented if those in charge take every care to ensure this is the case. For example they should risk-assess everything to make sure any potential hazards can be dealt with long before they run the risk of causing a problem.
Typical examples of things that might happen in an electronics store
Slips and trips can be quite common in shops. There should be a system in place in every store to make sure any spillages that happen are dealt with in good time. Even if a customer ends up spilling something it shouldn’t go ignored on the floor for any length of time. The owner has a duty of care to make sure they deal with spillages and keep the floor clean at all times.
Injuries caused by falling objects can be quite serious if they hit you on the head or shoulders. Some objects can naturally be heavier than others. If this is the case you might end up with an injury that causes concussion or a severe cut to the head.
What should you do?
When you suffer an accident in an electronics store you should immediately report it and ensure it is recorded in the accident book. This provides a legal record of what happened. You should do this even if you don’t think you were badly injured. You never know if you might experience problems later on. You should then seek medical assistance from a first aider on-site as well as seeing your own GP. This again will provide a strong record of what occurred.
Make sure you call the team at Accident Advice Helpline as well. We can provide no win, no fee* compensation cases if we think you have a good chance of winning. Call 0800 689 0500 free of charge to learn more and to see whether you could claim.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident in a shop