How Shops Can Protect Customers – Injury Lawyer in Hoxton
If you have an accident or sustain an injury in a shop then you can claim for compensation. To avoid this, shops should be doing a multitude of things to ensure that their store is as safe and hazard-free as possible. A store has a duty of care to all customers and staff, to make sure that it is a safe place to be at all times, and to protect themselves from the possibility of compensation claims against them. Some of the things that stores should be mindful of are:
If something is spilled in a store then it must be cleaned up immediately to prevent trips and slips. Even once the spill has been cleared up, there should be a wet floor sign clearly visible until the area has dried out, or someone may still slip. Shops usually have plenty of products in them that can lead to spills, so they should always be mindful of this.
A shop floor should be clear of obstructions at all times. During times when stock is being refilled, or the store is being cleaned, there are going to be more items on the shop floor that may get in the way of customers. These should always be tucked away so that they are not a hazard, and if there are too many things to clear out of the way, that section of the store should be closed off until everything is clear.
Staff that are in the way, with stock trolleys and boxes, should always look where they are going and be mindful of customers. A staff member that crashes into a customer and causes an injury, may cause the shop to be liable for a compensation claim.
It is up to the store as much as the manufacturer to check that the goods they are selling are in good working order and won’t cause danger to a customer. If a customer is injured as a result of a dangerous or out of date product, the shop may still be liable to pay compensation.
Get an Injury Lawyer in Hoxton
If you have been injured in a store and you feel that it is because of the negligence of the shop owner or staff then you can make a compensation claim. You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful staff, who will talk you through the claims process and forward you to an injury lawyer in Hoxton if they do feel that you have a legitimate claim. You can find out about the 30 second test on the website, which tells you how much compensation you may be entitled to, and also decide whether you want to proceed before you speak to an injury lawyer in Hoxton. If you decide to proceed (and you are under no obligation to after the first phone call) then an injury lawyer in Hoxton will work on your behalf, on a 100% no win no fee basis, to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 27th September 2013
Author: David Brown