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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

    What to do if you trip in a shop


    Shopping should be a nice experience, even if you don’t like it that much. After all, we all need food, clothes and a variety of other things on a regular basis. That means we will need to go shopping, and the experience should be a safe and pleasant one for the most part.

    Very few people will ever trip in a shop, purely because there are rules that mean health and safety measures must be put in place to prevent such things from happening. For example, the owner of the shop should check every inch of the premises to find any potential hazards that might be lurking there. Tripping over can happen easily if there are potential trip hazards around. That’s why it is so important to make sure you can stay safe in any shop you go into.

    Painful injuries

    Some injuries will be more painful than others if you trip in a shop. However, while most people who do trip will suffer nothing more than embarrassment, others will be more concerned about real injuries they suffer in these circumstances.

    For example, it is quite possible to damage your knee, rick your ankle over or even break bones in your hand or foot if you trip over. It all depends on what you trip on and how you fall, because the nature of the individual accident can potentially determine how bad the injuries are. In any event, even the most minor injuries can have an effect on your life, and if you break bones or cause otherwise more serious damage to yourself, you may be in for a long recovery.

    What should you do?

    If you do suffer an accident of this kind, it may be worth thinking about whether you could get any compensation because of what occurred. If it was not your fault, there is a chance that instead of it being an accident, it could be someone else’s fault. If negligence can be proven, this will potentially mean you can make a claim.

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    Call 0800 689 0500 and speak to a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s team now. We may be able to support you if you are in a strong position to make a no win, no fee claim. This could potentially be a good way to move ahead with your life following your shop accident.

    Date Published: March 6, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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