With thousands of people heading to the UK’s shops every day, accidents are bound to happen at some point or another and slipping in a shop is the most common cause of injury whilst shopping. You might think that slipping couldn’t lead to a serious injury, but it depends on how you fall and land, and you could be left suffering from life-changing injuries.
Shops have a legal obligation to ensure that their premises are safe and they should take steps to make sure customers are safe from harm. Failing to meet these obligations could mean they are liable to pay you personal injury compensation if you’re injured after slipping in a shop. Accident Advice Helpline has the expertise and knowledge to help you claim and we’re endorsed by our patron, UK consumer champion and TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen.
Proving negligence occurred
If you decide to make a claim against the supermarket for your injuries – whether you slipped on a wet floor that was being mopped or slipped after something had been spilled – then you’ll need to prove that negligence occurred which directly led to your accident and subsequent injuries.
But you won’t need to do this alone and that’s why we’re here. We’ll tell you whether you have a viable claim and gather evidence to support your claim. You should report your accident to the shop manager, as it’s likely they’ll have to fill out an accident report.
If anyone has witnessed your accident, you might want to take their contact details, as this could come in useful when it comes to the time to make a compensation claim. To find out right now how much compensation you could receive, why not take the 30-second test on our website?
Injuries sustained after a slip in a shop could be minor or serious, and could include:
- Strains, sprains, torn ligaments or muscles
- Back injuries
- Head injuries including brain injuries or a fractured skull
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries – for example, if you slip and something heavy falls on you
However you’ve been injured, you’re entitled to compensation if negligence has occurred, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 within three years of your accident.
There’s no need to let expensive legal fees put you off claiming as our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, making claiming affordable for everyone.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident in a shop