How many times have you slipped over in the past? If truth be told, most of us have done this at one stage or another. Very often it won’t be down to anyone else – we might have been running or not taking enough care while walking over an icy pavement, for example. However, in some cases we might end up slipping over because the floor was wet or slippery. This sort of accident has the potential to happen in a supermarket, and if you have experienced something like this recently, you may be wondering whether you could get supermarket slip compensation advice.
The good news is you can get this advice. We’ll tell you more about how to do it in just a moment, but first it is worth looking into the causes of such a slip.
How can slipping over be avoided?
Clearly, you would want to avoid slipping over if at all possible. If you end up injuring yourself, you could find you can’t get on with your usual daily tasks as you normally would. A broken wrist would be in plaster, a sprained ankle would mean you’d probably be on crutches and cuts and bruises would make all kinds of things more challenging to do.
Supermarket owners have a duty to make sure their premises are always safe and pose no risk or danger to anyone using them. That applies to staff as well as customers. If you slip over in something that has been spilled on the floor, and there was no evidence of any warning signs and the area hadn’t been sectioned off for the cleaning to be done, you could possibly make a claim.
How to find out more
Earlier we promised to let you know how you might claim after an incident like this. It doesn’t matter if you are unsure about your chances; that’s what the Accident Advice Helpline team is here for.
All you need to think about is getting in touch. The best way to do this is to call now on 0800 689 0500. Our free enquiry line was created for people just like you, who may have questions about an accident they had and are in need of supermarket slip compensation advice. We can provide that advice today, and you are under no obligation whatsoever to go through with a claim.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead