When we go to a supermarket, we expect to come out a little poorer with a trolley full of shopping and a firm idea of what we might be eating for the next week. What few people expect is to have an accident inside the supermarket which leaves them with severe and lasting injuries.
However, accidents in supermarkets are increasingly common and can leave a victim in pain, needing extensive treatment and in many cases also needing time away from work or their “normal” lives as they recuperate.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in an accident in a supermarket then you may have the right to make a compensation claim in Tarbert.
Types of accident that result in a compensation claim
The majority of the accidents which happen inside supermarkets, and indeed other shops, are slips, trips and falls. Although the majority of flooring inside public shops is designed to be non-slip and easily cleaned, it is also extremely susceptible to slipping especially if weather conditions outside the shop are wet or a substance has been spilled on the floor – as can often happen in a supermarket by clumsy customers or staff members in a hurry.
Thanks to the number of hazards, from baskets being left lying around to stock replenishment trolleys, falls and trips are also extremely common in shops.
Add to these common causes of accidents, the number of things which might fall onto a customer or the danger of freezer and fridge doors which could trap fingers, sharp edges on shelves and glass jars which might cause lacerations and vehicles in the car park belonging to the shop in question and it’s little wonder that so many accidents happen in or around supermarkets.
Depending on the severity of an accident, the injured person may suffer a range of injuries stretching from a cut or bruise from which they could easily recover, to a spinal or head injury for which they may need extensive and prolonged treatment.
The supermarket’s liability
As is always the case in a public place, the supermarket has a duty of care to ensure the safety of their customers and anyone within their property. This means that should any type of accident occur within their property which they should have prevented in line with this duty of care, they can be held liable. Therefore, if you have been injured in an accident in a supermarket then you have the right to make a compensation claim in Tarbert.
Making your compensation claim in Tarbert
Whatever the severity of your injuries, if they were caused by the negligence or lack of care of the supermarket or their staff, then UK law allows you to make a compensation claim in Tarbert. This compensation could assist with medical costs, time away from work and to recognise your pain and suffering.
With over 15 years’ experience, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make your compensation claim in Tarbert. We’ve helped thousands of people just like you and our 30-second test could quickly tell you if your claim is valid. You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to discuss things in more detail.