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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

    Have you slipped on a wet supermarket floor?


    Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or a hardcore carnivore, one thing we all have in common is that we all need to go to the supermarket at one point or another to do our weekly (or fortnightly) shop. Shopping for food may not be quite as exciting as hunting down the latest fashion bargains on the high street, but it’s a necessary evil. However did you ever stop to think that you could be injured whilst you’re shopping for groceries at your local supermarket? Slips, trips and falls are amongst the most common types of accidents to occur, and if you have slipped on a wet supermarket floor, you may have suffered some pretty nasty injuries.

    Supermarket slip injuries

    It might be that the floor was recently cleaned and no wet floor warning signs were displayed, or perhaps you’ve slipped on spilt food or drink, or squashed fruit/vegetables on the floor. Whatever has happened, if you’ve slipped on a wet supermarket floor, the supermarket could be held liable for your injuries. Common injuries could include:

    • Fractures – for example you could fracture your hip, your wrist or your ankle
    • Back injuries such as a strain or a slipped disc
    • Strains and sprains
    • Cuts and bruises from impact with the floor
    • Head injuries, if you hit your head as you fall
    • Crush injuries – for example if a shelving unit or display falls on you
    • Facial injuries such as a cheek or eye injury

    If somebody else has been negligent – for example if a spillage in an aisle has not been cleaned up and you have slipped and injured yourself as a result – then they could be held liable for your injuries. There’s a three-year time limit to make a personal injury claim, and you don’t need to have sustained serious injuries to be eligible. You could be entitled to compensation even for minor injuries.

    Claiming compensation after a supermarket accident

    Obviously the most important thing after your accident is that you get the medical treatment you need and recover from your injuries. This will probably mean taking time off work, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you get compensation for your loss of earnings when you make a 100% no win, no fee claim with us. Pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice at any time after your accident.

    If you decide to go ahead with a claim, we’ll gather evidence in support of your claim and tell you how much we think you’re entitled to receive in compensation. Or for an idea right now of how much you could receive, head for our website and take the 30-second test.

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    Date Published: June 19, 2016

    Author: Paula Beaton

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