When you think of going shopping you don’t usually think of it as a hazardous activity. However, one of the hazards that can affect you as a shopper are falling objects that could cause serious injuries to the head and neck.
Examples of falling objects in shopping malls include:
- Falling decorations
This may be especially common around Christmas, Halloween, and any other festive periods. Shopping malls will usually put up festive decorations above shop doors, or hang them from the ceiling. If these decorations are not correctly attached, or are faulty, then there is a possibility that they could come loose and become falling objects, injuring a shopper.
- Too many objects on a shelf can lead to falling objects
In specific shops, staff may place lots of product on a shelf in order to sell as many as possible. If a customer then reaches for a product, this may result in another product falling from a height onto the customer and causing personal injury. This is also the case if certain products are placed out of reach.
- Heavy products
If heavy products are placed on shelves, especially high shelves, with no warning of their weight, then when customers try and bring them off the shelf they could fall and hit them, causing personal injury.
If there was no warning sign in the shopping mall to state that objects could potentially fall and cause injury, then you could be entitled to compensation.
Have you had an experience of an injury after an object has fallen and hit you in a shopping mall, or an accident at work?
If you have had a similar injury in the past three years, and you can prove that the accident was not your fault, then you could gain personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with 13 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims after accidents, including work accidents.
Our free helpline is available 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, and with more claims being settled over the phone, it is easier than ever to receive compensation after a work-related injury, with the help of Accident Advice Helpline.
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Date Published: December 15, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in a shopping centre