When you walk through a store and something falls on you have you ever picked it back up and put it away to the side whilst rubbing your injury? Although this seems like an ordinary situation you should know that by law you are entitled to make a claim for compensation after being injured in a public place in Derbyshire Dales.
It is the responsibility of the staff in that store to keep the store safe for all the customers that enter. That includes making sure everything is secure and won’t fall. If you are hit by something that has fallen you could make a claim.
Hazards In A Retail Store
Stores are seen as pristine condition display cupboards showing off the best products that a company can offer. However when you look a little more closely there are hazards everywhere that can cause accidents.
Examples of these hazards could be any machinery around the store. If that piece has not been PAT tested and is faulty just by touching it you could be at risk of having an electric shock. This also applies to wet floors. If a wet patch has not been marked with a yellow hazard sign that is also an accident waiting to happen.
Claiming after being injured in a public place in Derbyshire Dales
When making a Derbyshire Dales accident claim for an accident in a retail store any evidence needed could be supplied by the store itself. In any store selling merchandise there should be CCTV covering the shop floor. This recording should be able to capture the accident and furthermore show that you were not responsible for the accident.
If CCTV does not operate in the store there are still chances of gathering evidence. One being taking photographs of the scene. Having photographs of the injuries you received and of the hazard will help to show other parties what happened at the time of the accident.
If you are involved in an accident in a retail store you may be entitled to some compensation for your injuries. If you need any help in making a Derbyshire Dales accident claim there are people who can help you.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
Accident Advice Helpline can give you advice on how to proceed in making a claim for the accident you were not responsible for. Our friendly team of advisers will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from mobile to learn how we can help you receive compensation.
Date Published: 2nd November 2014