DIY stores sell all kinds of things that are suitable for all manner of different DIY tasks and jobs. For example you can buy new flooring for any room in your home, a new shed for the garden or simply some brackets to hang up baskets outside. With wallpaper, paint and numerous tools and machines available too, it’s no wonder these stores tend to get busy every single weekend.
Fortunately very few of us will end up experiencing DIY store accidents while we are out shopping in a place like this. It is rare for anything untoward to happen, but if it does we may end up being injured rather than completing our trip with the goods we wanted. If you’ve been hurt in a DIY store you should ask yourself why that injury happened in the first place.
How can accidents happen?
Accidents can occur for all kinds of reasons. For example you could go into the store with your shoelaces undone and trip over them. That would be your fault, of course. However, if you walked past a shelving unit and it fell on top of you, or a heavy item slid off and crashed into you, or you slipped in a spillage, that may be the fault of the store.
Whenever something happens to cause DIY store accidents it is a good idea to work out whether negligence could have been to blame. If this is the case you may have a chance to see whether a compensation payment would be due to you.
How serious could these accidents be?
They could potentially range from minor ones to those that are very serious indeed. Obviously, if something fell off a shelf and hit you on the head, or if you were hit by a forklift that should not have been in use in the store during opening hours, you could well be seriously injured. This means you may have serious, life-changing injuries you could not fully recover from.
Even if your injuries were relatively minor, you should still get in contact with Accident Advice Helpline. The idea here is to make sure you can get no-obligation advice when you need it. Call 0800 689 0500 to let us know what happened to you and we will take all of the relevant details. We can then let you know what the next step in your claim is.
Date Published: August 20, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident in a shop