Common supermarket related injuries – find out how to get legal help in Uttoxeter
Although some people choose to have their food shopping delivered, many people still visit their local supermarkets at least once a week. Whilst most people used to do their shopping in independent local high street stores, the convenience of larger shops, in addition to the lower costs, means that supermarkets have become a popular choice. Talk to us today if you’re wondering how to get legal help in Uttoxeter.
Just like other shops, supermarkets are required to ensure the safety of their customers. However, as many of the stores are fairly large, it can be difficult for staff to keep track of everything that happens. Unfortunately, this means that dangers can go unnoticed and that people can suffer injuries as a result. Common supermarket related injuries can include:
Tripping over discarded products
Often, people will select items to purchase and then discard them later. Rather than replacing them in their rightful place, they may be left on a random shelf or simply on the floor. If items are left on the floor, it can be easy for other shoppers, or even a member of staff, to trip and injure themselves.
Slipping on spilt items
With so many items on the shelves and so many people walking around the store, it can be easy for things to get broken. As many jars are made of glass, it can be particularly dangerous if one of these is broken as people could cut themselves if they are unaware. Similarly, if a spillage isn’t cleared away immediately, people could easily slip and hurt themselves.
Injuries in supermarket cafes
In a bid to encourage customers to stay in the store longer, many supermarkets now have cafes or restaurants. With most outlets selling hot drinks, such as teas and coffees, as well as hot food, injuries can easily occur if you or someone else spills a hot drink.
Whilst supermarkets may not be able to prevent every injury from occurring, they can be made to take responsibility if someone is harmed in the store. If you’re hurt whilst shopping and it wasn’t your fault, there’s a good chance that injury solicitors in Uttoxeter will be able to help you to make a compensation claim and, with help from injury solicitors in Uttoxeter, you could receive a substantial amount of compensation for your injuries.
Can I contact injury solicitors in Uttoxeter straightaway?
Absolutely! You’re welcome to contact injury solicitors in Uttoxeter as soon as you feel ready to after your injuries have occurred. In most circumstances, injury solicitors in Uttoxeter will be able to assist you with your claim for up to three years after it has occurred so there’s no need to panic if you don’t feel able to contact injury solicitors in Uttoxeter or a personal injury law firm straight away.
If you’re eager to find out more about making a claim and how to get legal help in Uttoxeter, we’ll be glad to help. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more.
Date Published: 14th May 2014