Clothes shops would seem to be very innocent places, wouldn’t you say? Indeed they usually are, and they welcome lots of people on a daily basis to purchase clothes either individually or in larger numbers. While some people may only be window shopping, very few would end up being injured during their time in the shop, regardless of whether they buy or not.
Clothes shop injuries are indeed rather rare, but a lot would depend on how well the shop was run. For example, the people responsible for running the shop know they have a duty of care to make sure every part of the premises is safe for visitors to use. There should be no reason why people would have an accident due to the negligence of the people running the store.
How could clothes shop injuries happen?
There are all kinds of situations that might potentially crop up if the owners do not take steps to prevent them from happening. For example someone might fall over a box of stock if it is left out in the way. Someone might slip over in something that has been spilled on the floor and ignored. It might also be the case that someone could be injured if a shelving unit collapsed due to being overloaded with stock.
As you can see, injuries could potentially occur in a variety of ways. There could be various incidents that might result in a customer suffering a serious injury that could plague them for some time to come. Even milder injuries can still be problematic at the time.
Finding out whether compensation could be warranted in your case
You may be wondering whether an injury that has recently occurred, or that has occurred in the past, could warrant a compensation payment. It must have happened within the last three years for you to stand a chance of claiming, but you should also consider whether you have all the information you need.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is a smart move when you’re in this position. If you call us on 0800 689 0500 we can advise you of where you stand and whether you might be able to seek compensation if you were injured in a clothes shop. Our experience could be exactly what you need to work out whether a no win, no fee claim could actually be successful.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead