Some residents of the Blandford Forum area have needed to tighten their belts in the recent recession along with all other parts of the UK. For some households this has meant visiting charity shops far more than they used to and this would explain the explosion of charity shops on the high streets.
The advantage of visiting a charity shop is that you can often find good quality clothes at reasonable prices and help a good cause at the same time. Whilst you are shopping (or working) in a charity shop you are exposed to exactly the same hazards as in other retail premises, and if you are injured in an accident that was not your own fault then you may be able to start a personal injury compensation claim.
Starting a personal injury compensation claim for a charity shop accident would be exactly the same as starting a personal injury claim for any other type of retail sector accident.
You would contact an expert personal injury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. They will help you through all of the legal aspects of the case and try and deal with as much of the paperwork as they can on your behalf. You will have to supply details of how the accident occurred to prove that it was someone else’s fault. Here are some examples of charity shop accidents which may end up as successful personal injury compensation claims:
Charity shop accidents and personal injury compensation claims
- Customers falling over trailing cables that had not been put in cable covers or taped down – extension leads are a typical culprit. Customers can suffer head injuries, sprained ankles, broken wrists and a whole range of other injuries which will require medical attention. An ambulance may even have to be called.
- Customers slipping on a wet floor when it is raining because mats have not been used to soak up the moisture. The wind blew some rain into the shop when the door was open and customers walked rain water into the shop on their footwear. The water on the shiny floor surface produced a very slippery hazard.
- Customers tripping over stock that had been left on the floor and had not been put away properly. The staff had not been instructed to keep walkways clear at all times.
- Customers being hit by heavy items which were being stored on high shelves. Facial and head injuries can result from this type of nasty accident. The heavy items were not stored at floor height.
- Customers being hit or crushed by shelving that had not been fixed securely to the walls. Stock was not stored in a secure way on the shelves so that they toppled over easily.
Looking for a lawyer in Blandford Forum?
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local personal injury lawyer in Blandford Forum they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Blandford Forum look no further than this expert service.
For expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: Sharon Parry