What’s your favourite supermarket? It doesn’t matter where you shop, or what your favourite products to buy are, you could be injured in a supermarket if the premises are not safe. At first glance, your local supermarket may not look like a dangerous place – and the majority of supermarkets are safe places where you can carry out your weekly shop in peace – if the manager is negligent, there could be hazards lurking in any supermarket which could leave you injured. Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of customers claim compensation after supermarket accidents – and we could help you too, on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
Supermarket accidents and injuries
If you’re wondering what sort of injuries you could sustain in a supermarket, you may be surprised. Broken bones, cuts and bruises, head injuries and even crush injuries are all possible – here are just a few examples of the types of accidents which could leave you injured whilst carrying out your weekly shop:
- Tins or bottles falling from height and hitting you
- Slipping on a wet floor – for example if a product has been spilt and nobody has cleaned it up
- Shelves collapsing onto you
- Food poisoning from contaminated food (although you’re not actually injured at the supermarket, they could be held liable)
- Injured by faulty equipment such as a hand-held scanner or shopping trolley
- Tripping over boxes of stock, or products on the floor, such as fruit or vegetables
- Tripping on damaged flooring or rugs/runners that are sticking up
- Electrocuted by faulty machines – such as a change machine or children’s ride outside the supermarket
If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, there’s a good chance the supermarket could be held liable for your injuries and ordered to pay you personal injury compensation.
Compensation for loss of earnings
When most people make a personal injury claim, they’re simply thinking about claiming compensation for their pain and suffering – after all, a broken leg or fractured wrist can be pretty painful. But what about compensation for loss of earnings? If you’ve taken time off work to recover from your accident, you’ll be losing money. This can affect you and your family financially, adding to stress at a time when you need it least. Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation for your loss of earnings – just give us a call on 0800 689 0500 today to find out more. Our advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, and it’s free to call.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton