The most common cause of injury when shopping is a slip or trip. This accident could be caused by an uneven floor or carpet, stock or equipment that is left out unseen on the shop floor, or liquids on the floor.
Slips on liquids could range from:
- A drink that has been split in the shopping mall and no one has cleaned it up
- An item of food or drink that has been dropped by someone
- If in a food or drink shop, produce could fall to the floor and spill onto the floor
- If the weather is very bad and it is raining or snowing outside, then the floors of shops could become slippery if much water is brought inside
The large crowds in a shopping mall could make these factors worse.
To prevent slips on liquids when shopping it is advisable to be aware of your surroundings, and any hazards which may be present. You should wear sensible footwear to prevent a slip whilst shopping, even if the floor is slippery. Finally, if you see liquid on the floor tell a member of staff so that other shoppers are not injured.
Sometimes, however, slips on liquids in shopping malls cannot be prevented. If you suffer from a slip or trip due to someone else’s negligence then you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Have you suffered from a recent slip, trip or fall?
Have you been the victim of a slip, trip or fall in a shopping mall, or another public place, in the last three years? If you can prove that the accident was a result of someone else’s negligence than you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with free, professional advice any time of the day or night. Specialising in personal injury compensation claims after slips, trips or other public place falls, we are endorsed by consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
Our legal representatives work on a 100 per cent no–win, no–fee basis.
Since 2000, we have helped thousands gain the compensation they deserve. Contact our helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you could be entitled to slip and trip compensation after an injury.
Date Published: December 15, 2013
Author: David Brown