We’ve all been shopping from time to time. While internet shopping has made life easier for many, the lure of actually going to a shopping centre or high street is still there on some occasions. Fortunately, very few of us have accidents while we are shopping. However, even when you are alert, you may not be aware there are sometimes potential hazards outside shops that can cause you problems.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our team have discussed a range of accidents with a wide variety of clients from all walks of life. In some cases, they have tripped over advertising signs or even been hit by a sign that has fallen from a shop as they have been standing or walking outside it. While such incidents are rare, they are not any less painful or upsetting for those who do experience them.
Safety inside and outside a shop
There are occasions when a shopkeeper might pay close attention to how safe their premises are on the inside. However, they may neglect to pay the same attention to the exterior of their shop. They are probably keen to ensure that they can advertise their shop and what they have to sell as best they can. This is why advertising boards are often used — so that people can see them long before they reach the shop themselves.
These boards have occasionally been the cause of accidents for some people. Our team have put through claims for compensation for clients who have been injured falling over a board that has been blocking the pavement. Many claims meet a successful conclusion.
Safety should always come first in many if not all of the things we do. While it is vital that shopkeepers drum up trade and get all the business they can flowing through their doors, they should ensure that passersby are safe as well, at least insofar as they can.
However, if this hasn’t been the case for you and you’ve been injured by a hazard outside a shop, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. We may be in a position to help you with a no win no fee* claim. Our claims process is dealt with by experienced injury compensation lawyers, so you can be sure that you are in the right hands with our team. Remember that number and call us now.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown