One thing that all supermarkets have in common is that they are often very busy – meaning that a supermarket accident has the potential to occur. The busier the place is, the more prone to accidents it can be, people may be especially prone when trying to push through the crowds to get the shopping done quickly. Supermarket accidents are more likely to occur when this is the case – usually as a result of a slip, trip or fall.
How can slips, trips and falls occur in the supermarket?
There are plenty of obstacles in a supermarket which can be seen as a trip hazard such as buggies in the middle of the aisle, displays of food stacked up and simply other people not looking where they are walking. However, one potential accident claim which supermarkets can prevent by simply keeping the maintenance up to date is loose cables.
Cables can be very dangerous if left on the floor and dangling down as it isn’t difficult for someone whether old or young to catch their feet under a cable and end up with a nasty trip injury. These cables can be anything from a fridge or freezer wire to the intercom system.
How can I prevent a trip injury over a cable?
The main thing you can do as a customer to prevent yourself having to make a trip claim from falling over a cable is to look where you are walking. It seems pretty obvious but when you are preoccupied trying to get the shopping done quickly it can be something we often forget to do. One other thing you can do is, if you do see a cable which could cause a trip and possible injury then you need to report it to someone in the shop to prevent not only yourself but others having a slip, trip or fall injury.
But, if you do have an accident whether it is a slip, trip or fall or something completely different and it wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is an independent law firm who can help you claim that compensation and make that injury claim. Speak to someone through the 24/7 helpline or take the 30 second compensation calculator online to see if and just how much you could claim from your trip injury.
Date Published: November 17, 2013
Author: David Brown