Are you claiming Kirkintilloch compensation after an accident in your local shop?
Although many independent stores have now been taken over by larger chain stores, some independent high street stores do remain. Whilst some supermarkets have replaced local convenience stores, there are still a large number of corner shops and newsagents open around the country.
Whilst some of these are part of chains, many of them are run independently by individual owners. Although they can provide a unique service to their local customers, they may not have the resources that larger stores have. For example, larger supermarket chains may have access to human resource departments and legal departments. This means that they could find it easier to keep up to date with changes in the law and they may have a larger budget when they need to make changes in order to adhere to new legislation.
If you find that your local shop has failed to follow health and safety legislation, you could feel more at risk of suffering an injury when you shop there. Although they may not have the resources of larger shops, this doesn’t mean that they will be any less liable if an injury does occur in-store or on their premises.
If you’ve been shopping in a local shop and you’ve suffered an injury, you may be able to claim Kirkintilloch compensation, if you’re sure that you didn’t cause the injury and that you weren’t at fault. If the shop owners caused the injury by leaving stock out, for example, or by leaving dangerous shelving on the shop floor, they could be held to be responsible for your injuries and they may be forced to pay you Kirkintilloch compensation.
Fortunately, these types of businesses are generally required to have public liability insurance so it’s unlikely that the shop owners will have to pay your Kirkintilloch compensation directly. In most instances, their insurers will cover the cost of the pay out so there’s no need to be hesitant about making a claim.
If your injuries occurred sometime ago and you’ve yet to make a claim, it may not be too late. At Accident Advice Helpline we’re generally able to help claimants who have suffered injuries within the last three years, providing they were caused by someone or something else. If your injuries occurred within the last three years, there’s a good chance that we’ll be able to help with your claim too.
If you’d like to find out more about making a claim for Kirkintilloch compensation or if you’re ready to make a claim today, why not contact a member of our personal injury team? We’re available around the clock so you can contact us at any time and we’ll always be on hand to assist with your claim.
Just call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do our very best to help.