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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 falling in a shopping centre


    For some people there is nothing quite like visiting a shopping centre. Some even go for the whole day, parking the car and heading out to the shops from there. This is a good move and very enjoyable too as you can visit lots of shops and make sure you have the opportunity to get all the shopping before you go home.

    The one thing you would not plan for is falling in a shopping centre. Most people get through their trip without tripping in this way. However there might be the potential for something to go wrong that would lead to you suffering a fall of some kind.

    How could an accident like this happen?

    Falling in a shopping centre is not something anyone would want to go through. The people in charge of maintaining and running the entire centre have a duty of care to ensure things like this do not happen.

    For example they will employ cleaners to keep the centre clean throughout the day. If spillages are found they will erect warning signs before cleaning them up. Those warning signs should then stay in place until the floor is dry.

    Many other elements should also be considered with regard to health and safety. For example many shopping centres are planned over more than one floor. There will usually be railings and glass panels round the sides of the upper floors for safety.

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    If a railing or panel were to give way to some extent, this might cause someone to fall from the floor above. This is a rarity but it does show how important it is to maintain the entire centre and perform regular safety checks.

    Avoiding negligence

    Negligence means someone has neglected to do something that would have been expected of them. For example if a cleaner is employed to keep part of the shopping centre clean at all times – the bathrooms, for instance – and they do not do this, they could be found to be negligent in their behaviour.

    You may know this first-hand if you’ve had the experience of falling in a shopping centre. Make sure you get proper no-obligation advice from legal experts today by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 as quickly as you can. It’s the best way to find out if you really can claim any compensation for what happened.

    Date Published: August 10, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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