When you are out shopping, you probably assume that you are fairly safe, and although this is broadly true, there are a surprising number of hazards that any unsuspecting shopper could fall foul of at any time, including wet floors and trampling hordes of bargain hunters. So, it is not all that surprising that hundreds of people contact Accident Advice Helpline to speak to our personal injury advisers after being injured shopping each year.
Many of these people have been injured through no fault of their own, and this means that they are eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation, which will help them cover any loss associated with their injuries, and compensate them for the pain and distress they have been caused. So, if you have been injured in a shop, and you believe your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, you should consider getting in touch with us today.
Injuries that could be sustained from an accident in a shop
The injuries that could be sustained from an accident in a shop are countless. However, in our capacity as personal injury lawyers, we do see certain injuries cropping up much more often than others. Here are some of those very common shop-related injuries:
- Broken bones
One of the biggest causes of shop-based injury is the slip, trip and fall accident. Many shoppers and retail workers find themselves injured due to slipping on wet floors, or tripping and falling over hazards at the floor level. Often, these kind of accidents result in broken bones and fractures, which can put them out of action for a significant period of time.
- Head injuries
Head injuries are also commonly sustained in shop accidents, usually caused by falling objects such as tin cans and other stock. These kind of injuries are usually easily preventable by shop owners, who simply need to think carefully about the ways their stock is displayed to minimize injury.
- Sprains and muscle injuries
More commonly experienced by shop staff than customers, sprains, muscle injuries and back problems are usually caused by employees being asked to lift and handle heavy loads which are too weighty for them to handle, or for which they have not been adequately trained to do safely.
If you have fallen foul of these, or any other injuries due to an accident in a shop, or you want to find out more about injuries that could be sustained from an accident in a shop, all you need to do is give us a call here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 5659, mobile phones, and our injury experts will give you all the help and assistance you require.