Although many people now use online shopping, most people still need to visit a local shop from time to time. Whilst you may have most of your groceries delivered, it’s likely that you will need to pick up the odd item at a high street store or supermarket on occasion.
Similarly, whilst some people use online shopping to purchase clothes, others prefer to visit the shops so that they are able to try on garments before they purchase them. Although online shopping may be convenient, it hasn’t stopped people from visiting the shops in person altogether.
In order to make shopping more convenient for shoppers, larger supermarkets now stock a wide array of goods. In addition to food products, most stores now also sell household items as well as electrical items and even garden tools. Whilst this can make it easier for shoppers, the sheer number of products on the shop floor could mean that an Erewash accident is more likely to occur.
Similarly, shopping malls and indoor shopping centres mean that shoppers can visit one venue but have access to a wide range of brands and stores. With most towns having a shopping mall or centre close by, many local high streets have paid the price and have lost independent or smaller stores.
With so many people shopping in malls and indoor centres, it can be easy for accidents to happen, particularly during peak shopping seasons. If the store doesn’t have enough staff on the shop floor, they may be unable to serve customers quickly enough and ensure that the shop floor stays clean and free of hazards.
For example, if you visit a busy clothes store, you may notice that items are place back on shelves or racks in a haphazard or disorganised fashion. Often, items will fall on the floor or be left hanging which can constitute a tripping hazard. If there aren’t enough staff to clean and tidy the shop floor, it may just be a matter of time until an Erewash accident occurs.
If you’re out shopping when you suffer an Erewash accident and you don’t believe you caused the incident, you may be able to make a compensation claim against the shop owners or managers. If they caused the incident, there’s a good chance that you will be able to claim compensation form them.
If you’d like to know how much compensation you could obtain by making a claim for compensation, we may be able to help. Our 30-second test is a quick and easy way to determine how much your claim is worth and it’s free to use! Just visit Accident Advice Helpline online now to take our 30-second test.
Alternatively, to find out more, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help with your claim.
Date Published: 28th June 2014