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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

    Shopping mall accidents: Packaging debris


    In spite of the fact that store owners and managers have a responsibility and duty of care to keep workers and customers safe on their premises, left-over packaging debris occasionally leads to shopping mall accidents.

    Slips, trips and falls from packaging debris

    Such debris may consist of cardboard boxes or parts thereof; strips of plastic used to secure pallets; wooden pallet bases left in aisles; bubble wrap, or those intensely annoying flakes or tiny balls of polystyrene. Between them, these materials represent a risk of injury by slipping, tripping, or falling, to both staff members and customers alike.

    Trips and slips injury claims from packaging debris

    If you were injured by tripping over pallets, plastic string, or boxes; or hurt yourself by slipping on bits of cardboard, bubble wrap or polystyrene pellets/ balls, in a shopping mall accident some time during the past three years, you may be eligible to claim for personal injury compensation. To qualify for injury compensation, the accident must have been caused by a person other than you.

    Making public liability claims

    Completing Accident Advice Helpline’s compensation calculator (30-second test), or calling the freephone number on 0800 689 0500 to have a no-obligation, confidential chat with an experienced adviser, will quickly establish if an accidental injury claim is justified in your situation. Following this initial discussion, you can decide whether or not to pursue a claim. This decision is made easier by the fact that this law firm’s legal team works under conditional fee agreements.

    What to expect

    Claiming for compensation will require you to answer a set of important questions concerning the accident leading to your injury; the extent of your injury and how it affected your life, as wells as treatments and/ or medications you received. You may also be asked to provide contact details of potential witnesses. Fortunately, most of this can be done via the telephone.

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    Claim process time scale

    In many cases, the experienced legal professionals dealing with these claims make it possible for claimants to receive their compensation without ever having to go to court, although this can not be guaranteed from the onset. It is also not possible to predict exactly how much compensation will be awarded, or how long it will take before the awarded sum is paid out. This is mostly due to the fact that circumstances around cases tend to vary significantly.

    To discuss your potential claim for your shopping mall accident with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: December 15, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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