Falls are the last thing you ever expect to happen – no matter where you happen to be at the time. However, it is probably fair to say you will never expect to fall over in a shop. You’re there to browse and to buy, and you don’t expect to be involved in any kind of accident while you are there.
However, with that said, these things can potentially happen in certain circumstances. Every shop you ever go in should be risk-assessed in terms of any potential risks it may pose to those who visit. This does include staff as well as customers, but from your point of view you may have been injured while visiting a shop to browse, or perhaps to buy things. This means you have a real reason to be concerned about the condition of the shop.
How and why did you fall?
This is a very important question to ask. After all, if you are wondering whether you could claim anything in compensation for your injuries, you must be able to prove someone else was at fault for your accident. This means proving negligence on the part of another individual, and this could relate to the shop owner or to a member of staff.
A fall might happen if you tripped over some stock that was blocking a pathway. On the other hand, you could fall if shelving suddenly came free from the wall and knocked into you, causing you to fall over in a shop in the process. As you can see, it may not necessarily be a floor-based hazard.
Could Accident Advice Helpline be of any assistance?
Why not find out for sure? We have plenty of experience in hearing the facts in thousands of different cases over the years. We have also been able to match clients with one of our best professional injury compensation lawyers, many of whom have successfully fought compensation claims on their behalf.
If you want to know whether we could do the same for you, you only need to call us at Accident Advice Helpline now. The number is 0800 689 0500, and when you get in touch on that free enquiry line, you are one step closer to getting some answers. Could your injuries result in a compensation claim being settled in your favour? Find out for certain, starting today.
Date Published: March 6, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead