Depending on how you feel about them, supermarkets are either the bane or saviour of your life and many of us visit a supermarket at least once a week. It’s easy to see why, supermarkets are convenient, often well priced and the parking is free or cheap.
In addition to the huge number of goods it’s possible to find in your local supermarket, accidents are also commonplace, and if you’ve been injured in an accident you didn’t cause, you have the right to make a claim for compensation through Hampshire no win no fee* solicitors.
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Among the most common accidents it’s possible to have in a supermarket are slips, trips and falls. It’s not really hard to see why this is the case. Spillages and water being walked in from outside are commonplace and therefore a fall is often the consequence.
However, there is one thing that every supermarket has in common and it can be a major cause of accidents: shelving.
Shelving in supermarkets is a necessary evil. Without shelves the supermarkets wouldn’t be able to display their stock but by having it, they are housing a major hazard and there are many things that could go wrong with shelving:
- Items falling from shelving causing head injuries
- Shelving falling or collapsing causing crushing
- Metal or wooden shelves splintering causing lacerations
Any of the above injuries could see a victim needing prolonged treatment, time away from work to recover and potential loss of earnings and social freedom as they do so.
Compensation which can be claimed by contacting Hampshire no win no fee* solicitors could not only ensure that any financial losses are minimised as a result of an accident but could also ensure that the safety issues which led to the accident are prevented from happening again.
The compensation from Hampshire no win no fee* solicitors is available because of health and safety rules which state that any owner of a public place must ensure that that place is safe for the public. That means that they must manage all staff, equipment and the building in general and take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of all people inside their building and premises. This responsibility is known as a duty of care, and should they fail in this duty of care, their victim can claim compensation through Hampshire no win no fee* solicitors.
Claiming your compensation through Hampshire no win no fee* solicitors
In the event of having an accident at a supermarket, Accident Advice Helpline offer a 30-second test which could quickly establish whether compensation may be available to you. It can be a difficult time, and if you or your family are losing out financially as the result of an accident which you did not cause, the compensation available could ensure you have one less worry on your mind. Get in touch now to start your claim on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 21st October 2014
Author: David Brown