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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What are the most bizarre supermarket accidents?

    Accident Advice Helpline has been dealing with personal injury claims for over 15 years now. In that time we’ve helped many people get the compensation they deserve, from slips, trips & falls to road traffic accidents. Any accident can be a traumatic and scarring experience and it is important to note that all claims are….

    Who’s liable if you suffer an injury in the supermarket?

    Having an accident in the supermarket can be a traumatic experience. Often the victims of accidents suffer as many psychological injuries as they do physical injuries and this is can be exacerbated by an accident occurring in a place that we visit on a weekly basis. The question remains, if you suffer an injury in….

    Survivor guide: Black Friday sales

    Most of us would admit to loving a bargain and the Black Friday sales has become something of a phenomenon. Arriving in the UK from America, last year’s scenes of crowds gathering to grab cut-price products at department stores and supermarkets in the run-up to Christmas made the national news and the front pages of all….

    Survivor guide: The ‘Cyber Monday’ sales

    Cyber Monday sales happens every December just after America’s Thanksgiving weekend. This event started in America but has since become popular in other countries. Whilst it is a safer event than those that happen in store as you do not have to shove or push your way through the crowds there are still certain things….

    How can I claim if suffer a supermarket accident?

    Supermarkets are occasionally scenes of incidents resulting in personal injuries to customers or staff members. Such incidents may, for example, consist of people: Tripping and falling over obstacles like products or boxes left in aisles or protruding shelving parts Slipping on spills or wet flooring, wrappers or other litter Tripping over uneven, loose or damaged….

    Five most common retail accidents

    ContentsWhere to go for helpGoing shopping rarely strikes anyone as a potentially dangerous activity. Shop accidents are, however, surprisingly common. The most common retail accidents leading to shoppers or shop employees sustaining personal injuries are centred on incidents involving slips, trips and falls. Spills Injuries by slipping on spills are fairly common. Shop owners are….

    Five supermarket heavy loads that could cause a back injury

    Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the UK and it is often associated with poor posture, lifting and handling and accidents at work. Many industries carry a risk of back injuries, from construction and office work, to labouring, warehouse work, shelf-stacking and removals. If you’ve been injured at work and you….

    Is supermarket safety a big issue?

    Supermarkets are an essential part of life for most people. It is a great place to get your weekly shop as well as a few treats for you and your family. However, as it is full of hazards such as slip, trip or fall hazards, is supermarket safety a big issue? How do slips, trip….

    Common shopping mall injuries

    A shopping mall is full of potential accident risks meaning there are certain common shopping mall injuries that are more likely to occur whilst out and about. One of the most common accidents to occur in a mall is slips, trips or falls. How do slips, trips and falls occur in a shopping mall? There….

    What is your supermarket store manager liable for?

    There are many ways to be injured in a supermarket but if you want to make a claim for a slip, trip or fall or other accident it is helpful to know what makes a supermarket store manager liable. If you have been injured then consider contacting Accident Advice Helpline for no win, no fee***….

    If I suffer a supermarket accident, who is to blame?

    Many people are unsure where the fault lies in the event of an accident such as a slip, trip or fall. At Accident Advice Helpline, we aim to make the claim process as transparent and straightforward as possible. That’s why we publish these handy articles, to inform the public as to just how the claim….

    Am I more likely to experience a supermarket accident in some aisles than others?

    Supermarket accidents typically consist of slips or trips. It is fairly safe to say that the risk of suffering a slip injury is higher in some aisles than others, while tripping accidents can essentially happen in any given aisle at any given time. Here is why this is so. Slips in supermarkets More often than….

    The potential perils of working in a supermarket car park

    Do you work in a supermarket car park? Is your job to collect trolleys, keep the car park safe and clean for customers? Is it up to you to check that all customers are abiding by the car park regulations? If so, you may find it useful to discover these potential perils that every supermarket….

    The potential perils of working in a supermarket warehouse

    Accidents at work occur across the board. Whether you have a desk job, or a job that requires manual labour, work accidents can happen, but what potential accidents are there when you work at a supermarket warehouse? Back injuries When you work in a supermarket warehouse, you are required to do a lot of lifting…..

    5 unlikely, yet possible supermarket accidents

    Supermarkets can be the scenes of the most unlikely, yet somehow possible accidents. Here are some instances that highlight the fact that even when shopping weird and potentially dangerous things can happen. Supermarket accidents involving a car One of these strange accidents occurred in 2012, when a woman leaving a Florida supermarket lost control over….

    Five most painful potential falling objects in a supermarket

    For something as simple and routine as the weekly or fortnightly trip to the supermarket, the number of potential public accidents that can occur and the threats to public safety that are present may come as something of a surprise. Are slips, trips and falls the most common type of supermarket accidents? The short answer….

    What items should be kept out of the way of supermarket customers?

    You would think that something as simple and apparently mundane as the weekly supermarket shop is exactly the sort of task that can be completed on autopilot. However, you’d be wrong. Supermarket accidents – slips, trips and falls Failure to pay attention to your surroundings can quickly lead to a slip or fall occurring. Whether….

    What measures have supermarkets employed to minimise accidents taking place?

    Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, there have been an increasing number of measures undertaken by firms in order to reduce the chances of an injury to their employees and customers. The compensation payouts from such accidents can be detrimental financially and to the reputation of a company. In….

    Are slips and trips the only accidents I can experience in a supermarket?

    Supermarkets, especially in the evening and at the weekends, can be very busy places crowded with cars in the car park and shoppers inside with their trolleys. The more people there are in a certain space the higher the chance for an accident such as a slip, trip or fall to happen. Do any other….

    Top 5 freak supermarket accidents

    Going to the supermarket on a weekly basis is something that you expect to do completely accident-free. Your big shop should never have to end in a trip to the hospital, and nipping to get a pint of milk should not be the same as taking a big risk. However, like everywhere, accidents can happen….

    How can faulty equipment cause me an injury in a supermarket?

    Faulty equipment in supermarkets can affect customers and employees in a variety of different ways. Accidents at work Supermarket employees may suffer electrocution by faulty equipment including, for instance, cutting/slicing equipment (deli counters); cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaners, polishing machines, etc) or tills and other electronic equipment. Some defects may result in injuries by burning, explosions….

    Types of unsafe facility at your average supermarket

    Unless properly looked after and well maintained, supermarkets can harbour an array of potentially unsafe facilities likely to result in customers sustaining personal injuries. Baskets and trolleys The risk of injuries in the average supermarket starts when picking up a basket or trolley. Broken or loose wires sticking out of baskets and trolleys can all….

    How to reach for top shelf supermarket items safely

    Without wishing to sound melodramatic, even the most simple and seemingly mundane tasks of everyday life have the potential to cause serious and painful personal injuries. One such job is supermarket shopping. Millions of us do this everyday and do so whilst pretty much on autopilot. However, accidents in supermarkets are more common than perhaps….

    Advice for supermarket workers handling fresh produce

    When you are working on a fresh produce there are lots of rules you need to follow to ensure you are sticking to health and safety guidelines at all times. You have to make sure your hair is always tied up, you are always clean and you are wearing appropriate protective clothing and this is….

    Are supermarkets safer in day or night time?

    Whatever supermarket is your local one, there are always potential hazards lurking around the corner waiting to trip you up or cause you a slip injury. But, the question is, are supermarkets safer in the day or night? What potential slip, trips or falls are there in supermarkets in the day time? The most common….

    What types of tripping hazard am I likely to encounter in a supermarket?

    Supermarkets in general are usually busy, especially at peak times. This can mean a lot of other trolleys and shoppers battling against each other to get your weekly or monthly shop bought and packed. With everyone trying to get the food and drink they need it can get quite manic and can often lead to….

    Three potential accidents you could experience in a supermarket

    Accidents such as slips, trips and falls can happen at any place or any time. In this article, Accident Advice Helpline looks at three potential sources of accidents in a supermarket. Slipping, tripping and falling – The above mentioned example is one of the most common sources of accident claims in the supermarket. Often, slippery….

    Collision in a supermarket car park?

    It seems to always be the way. Travelling to and from your destination is a breeze, a road traffic accident is the least of your worries. You hit the car park and another driver seems to forget how to manoeuvre entirely, and a car accident happens. How frustrating There is no denying that, in the….

    Advice for supermarket employees who encounter drunken wanderers

    Supermarket employees may encounter drunks at the best of times, but late night opening times increase the chances of a drunks wandering into a shop and causing disturbances significantly. Injuries by violent attacks Unable to analyse information or make smart decisions, drunks can rarely be reasoned with, and may well counter an authoritative approach with….

    How likely am I to experience a supermarket trip?

    The weekly ‘big shop’ is a chore so common it is often completed on auto-pilot. However, take a moment to really think about it and you soon realise just how hazardous an environment supermarkets can be. What hazards and causes of slips, trips and falls exist in a supermarket? Look around any large supermarket and you….

    Advice for supermarket employees when threatened

    Everyone has the right to feel safe and comfortable when they are at work; if you’ve been injured in an accident at work, you have suffered abuse or offensive language or you have developed an illness as a result of your working conditions, you may wish to consider claiming compensation. Work accidents in the supermarket….

    How road rage can manifest itself in supermarket car parks

    Supermarkets are a place of a necessity. They are places you go when you need something and not often because you just want to browse. This means that it is often very crowded and hectic. Due to this, the car park of the supermarket can be just as manic and crowded and this is when….

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