Pop up shop injury advice may not be something you have considered after such an accident. These pop up shops are a new phenomenon in our retail sector and give entrepreneurs the chance to sell their wares to the public without having to invest heavily in shop premises. You might think that shops that are here today and gone tomorrow have fewer responsibilities to the public than high street shops. However, although health and safety regulations were not formulated to deal with pop up shops, they apply to them just as they apply to any other retail outlet. Therefore, if you have suffered an injury in such a shop you may be entitled to compensation, just as you would if you had an accident in a normal high street shop. So if you need pop up shop injury advice contact Accident Advice Helpline and we will be able to assist you.
Pop up shop owners’ responsibilities
Owners of pop up shops have the same responsibilities to any employees and the general public as any other retail outlet. They must carry out risk assessments, have a written health and safety policy and take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of their employees and the public. A failure on their part of complying with the health and safety regulations would make them liable for compensation claims. Injuries in pop up shops can be the result of trips, slips or falls caused by obstacles, wet floors or uneven surfaces. Staff must be adequately trained and this is especially the case if they will be handling potentially dangerous kitchen equipment and hot food. Pop up shop owners need to be aware that a failure to comply with the regulations could lead to very high fines at the Magistrates Court or even the Crown Court.
Making a claim
Just as with any other personal injury claim, making a claim for compensation for an injury suffered in a pop up shop will require proof that the injury you suffered was not your fault, but was caused by the shop owner not complying with health and safety rules. Common causes of injuries are obstructions on walkways, spillages on the floor, badly fitted floor coverings, insufficient lighting and poorly maintained walking surfaces. The more evidence that you can provide us with the better your claim will be.
Making a claim for an injury can appear daunting. How do you gather the evidence that you require to prove your case? What can you claim for, simply compensation for the injuries you suffered or can you also claim for loss of earnings as a result of time off work? Accident Advice Helpline has expert solicitors who are very experienced in the process of making personal injury claims. With our help you can decide whether you have a case or not and how to go about making your claim. So for pop up shop injury advice contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in a shop