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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 furniture store

    New furniture can brighten up a new bedroom, a new property, a home you already have or even an office space. You never know quite how different a room can look until you have the chance to put some new furniture in there.

    Of course before you can do this you need to shop around to see what is available. As such you would probably head to several furniture stores so you could see the ranges and prices you have to choose from.

    It is uncommon for anyone to suffer an accident in a furniture store. However accidents can happen if the proper measures are not in place at all times to protect both staff and customers. By these measures we mean health and safety measures that are in place to ensure everyone is safe from harm.

    The importance of health and safety

    We have all heard about health and safety laws and we probably have some idea of how they relate to particular places. However these laws are the last thing you will be thinking of if you are going shopping for new furniture. You will be looking at samples, examples of particular items and prices more than anything else.

    However you could still suffer an accident in a furniture store if you are not careful. For instance you might end up tripping over a rug or carpet that hasn’t been laid flat, or is worn and constitutes a tripping hazard because of it. Similarly you might find you sit on a chair to test it out, only to find it hasn’t been constructed properly. If this sends you to the floor in a fall, you could have a case to make for compensation.

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    How could your injuries affect you?

    The nature of your injuries will determine how serious they are and how badly you might be affected by them. You will want to know whether the furniture store is negligent in letting the accident take place, or whether it was simply bad luck that you experienced your accident.

    Finding the facts is clearly very important. This is something Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 so you can see whether a no win, no fee* claim could be a possibility for you. Don’t be left wondering whether you should have claimed in the past.

    Date Published: September 1, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Accident in a shop

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.