A simple slip sounds like a pretty minor accident, doesn’t it? In reality though it could be anything but. You might end up wrenching or tearing something in your leg or arm as you fall, especially since you have little time to react to what is happening. People have suffered broken bones and torn tendons and ligaments as a result of something like this occurring.
Supermarkets are for the most part perfectly safe to visit and use. However, there are occasions when things can go wrong, and if you suffer supermarket slip injuries you will be going home with far more than just the shopping you originally went in for.
What do you need to do?
It is important to report the accident while you are still in the store. There should be an accident book at the store that provides a record of every accident that has ever happened there, either to a member of staff or to a customer. Your accident should be in here as well. If it isn’t, because you didn’t report it at the time, any chance of compensation could be far harder to achieve.
The more evidence you have to support what happened, the easier it will be to go for a claim for supermarket slip injuries you suffered. There are all manner of things that can trip up your chances of a claim, and so taking pictures and getting photographic evidence of the scene and of your injuries on your phone can be a real help. Getting medical advice from your GP would be a good idea as well.
Can Accident Advice Helpline help?
In these kinds of situations people are often at a loss about how to go about claiming any compensation. Supermarket slip injuries are uncommon when compared to the number of people who go shopping each week. Therefore, you might end up wondering how to claim.
The good news is there is one free enquiry line that is easy to call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week whenever it suits you best. This will put you through to Accident Advice Helpline. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to tell us what happened so we can find out more about your situation and whether compensation might be paid out in your case. Make sure you get all the answers today, just when you need them.
Date Published: August 22, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead