You can get many different things in a supermarket. For instance, you can get fresh goods, frozen goods, tinned produce, flowers and cards, sprained ankles, cuts and bruises… Hang on, that’s not right – those last two definitely should not be there. Indeed, it’s due to the diligence and care taken by every supermarket owner and manager in the UK today that we don’t see many cases of those last two incidents cropping up. However, we know things can potentially go wrong from time to time, and when they do, the people involved may well start looking for supermarket accident compensation advice.
This kind of advice can be a real help at a time when you’re suffering pain and discomfort from whatever injuries you may have ended up with. Finding out whether compensation might be called for is worth doing, and you do have a legal right to learn more.
How can an accident happen in a supermarket?
As you can imagine, spillages do happen in supermarkets. However, there are ways they should be dealt with. They should be cleared up as quickly as possible and wet floor signs should be promptly set up so people are aware of the hazard. If you slipped over in something like this and you hurt yourself as a result, you have to prove negligence by proving there were no signs or efforts to clear up the mess.
There are other potential problems that might occur, too. For example, if a shelf is overloaded and it collapses as you walk past it, the shelf and the stock could come crashing down on you. This alone could cause nasty injuries. There are other examples of supermarket-based accidents that are thankfully just as rare as the examples above, but you get the idea.
We can help
If it’s supermarket accident compensation advice you are looking for, you are already in the best place to get it. Accident Advice Helpline provides advice on a no-obligation basis for lots of people every single week. You now have the chance to speak to us as well, so we can see whether your case is likely to result in compensation.
If we think you have a good chance to claim (you can find out now by calling 0800 689 0500), we will help you find out for sure. One of our expert lawyers could help.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead