Trip injuries in a shop could be suffered whilst in any shop, supermarket or shopping centre, and it’s often the surrounding environment which is to blame for these types of accident.
We help hundreds of customers to claim personal injury compensation for trip injuries in a shop every year and these are a few of the most common injuries we hear about:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck and shoulder injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Head injuries
- Torn tendons and ligaments
- Facial injuries such as cuts, bruises and knocked out teeth
It’s important to establish exactly what caused your accident – is somebody else to blame? If so, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
What caused your accident?
Shop owners are responsible for ensuring that their shop or retail outlet is a safe place for customers. For example, if an item falls from a shelf and a customer trips over it, the shop owner could be held liable for that customer’s injuries.
You could even hold the shop owner liable if you suffer a trip injury in the store’s car park, perhaps due to a pothole or damaged paving stones. Here are a few examples of other scenarios which could lead to an accident in a shop:
- Tripping over stock left lying around
- Trip in a stairwell
- Tripping on damaged flooring such as loose carpet in the fitting rooms
- Trip in the car park or whilst entering/exiting the store
You should make sure you notify a staff member of your accident as this will need to be recorded in the shop’s accident book.
Keeping contact details for any witnesses to your accident is also a good idea, although this may not always be possible if you require urgent medical treatment.
How much compensation will I receive?
Your personal injury lawyer will be able to offer advice on the amount of compensation you will receive, but for an idea of how much you could be entitled to, take the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website right now.
The amount you’ll receive depends on the type of injury you have sustained and whether you will suffer long-term damage or pain as a result; any loss of earnings will also be taken into account.
You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice and find out how we can help you claim personal injury compensation after your accident.
Date Published: August 10, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Accident in a shop