Whether you’re shopping for the latest designer fashions, picking up some fruit and vegetables at the supermarket or looking for some cushions for your new sofa, there’s nothing quite like a bit of retail therapy. Most of us are so engrossed in hunting for a bargain that being injured whilst shopping is the last thing on our minds. Yet every year hundreds of shoppers are injured in shops, supermarkets and boutiques – and many of these people make a claim for personal injury compensation. If you’ve fallen on a slippery floor, you could be next in line to receive a personal injury settlement, provided you make a claim within three years of your accident.
Back, neck and shoulder injuries
If you’ve fallen on a slippery floor, where no warning signs were displayed, you could find yourself eligible to claim compensation from the shop owners. Back, neck and shoulder injuries are amongst the most common injuries you could sustain, and whilst these may not sound serious, they can be debilitating injuries which can affect your mobility and your ability to return to work. For example a slipped disc can be incredibly painful and may require surgery in some cases, whilst whiplash will almost certainly require taking a few weeks off work to recover.
If you’re off work, your earnings will be affected, which means your family could struggle financially after your accident. You may even have been injured whilst working in a shop, in which case your employer could be held liable and ordered to pay you personal injury compensation, if you decide to make a claim.
How much compensation are you likely to receive?
The amount of compensation you’ll receive depends on two things: firstly, the severity of your injuries and how they have impacted your life, and secondly, any loss of earnings you have suffered as a result of time off work. For an idea of how much compensation you could claim, you can take the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website right now. Then call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim. Our team of expert injury advisors is hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, however minor or serious your injuries are.
Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of people to claim compensation after they’ve fallen on a slippery floor, and we could help you too. You can make a 100% no win, no fee claim, which means there’s no need to worry about expensive legal fees – so anybody can afford to claim personal injury compensation.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton