Supermarket Accidents: Trips Through Poor Lighting

Supermarkets are a popular place for the young and old alike to visit to shop for meals, snacks or simply some drinks. So, it isn’t a surprise that supermarkets are one of the many places where accidents do very often happen. This could be something small such as a customer dropping a glass bottle and someone slipping on the liquid on the floor to people getting a trip injury.

These things are often easy to eradicate and involve a certain amount of common sense and health and safety. However, these potential accident claims can often be prevented by the customers simply being aware of their surroundings. But, there are many accidents which cannot be prevented and one of these is a trip injury caused by poor lighting.

How can a trip injury be caused by poor lighting?

The answer is simple: if the lighting in an area is poor then visibility is decreased and obstacles that you would easily be able to see in normal light may be invisible – meaning that a fall injury claim is much more likely. This can be anything from a puddle of fluid to a box left lying around. Poor lighting can cause a bad trip injury for any age of customer.

How can these accident claims be prevented?

Unfortunately this is not something which can be prevented by customers. However, the best thing you can do to help prevent any trip claims is to report any areas of poor lighting to someone in the supermarket so that they are aware of this.

This will not only prevent you getting a trip injury but will hopefully prevent others having a slip, trip or fall.  The only other thing you can do to help prevent any trip claims in poorly lit areas is either to be especially aware when walking around in these areas – or if it is too dark, to avoid that area until the supermarket has rectified this issue.

If you do have an accident or have had an accident or slip, trip or fall in the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to find out how much you could claim or take the 30 second compensation calculator online.

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