The owners of the retail outlets and supermarkets in Oldbury Warley have a duty of care to their staff and customers. This means that they must ensure that their premises are free from hazards and safe for use. If they fail to satisfy their duty of care requirements and someone suffers a personal injury as a result of their negligence, they risk receiving a Letter of Claim from an accident lawyer in Oldbury Warley.
Common accidents in retail outlets and supermarkets in Oldbury Warley
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the most common accidents in retail outlets and supermarkets are slip, trip and fall accidents. Slip, trip and falls can be caused by a range of hazards. Spillages from drinks, detergents and food produce can all cause nasty slips, trips and falls, as can wet and slippery floors.
To prevent accidents, supermarkets and retail outlets must regularly check their premises for hazards such as liquid spillages and blocked aisles. Retail equipment, such as shelf stacking trolleys, must be kept out of the way of customers, particularly at peak shopping times. Staff must place warning signs in prominent positions in areas where slip, trip and fall hazards, such as wet floors or uneven surfaces, are to be found. They must also identify and clean up floor contamination, such as liquid spillages, in a timely manner.
A personal injury lawyer in Oldbury Warley can assist customers and employees with their retail accident claims
At Accident Advice Helpline, our team of personal injury specialists have handled shop accident claims on behalf of customers and employees who have sustained injuries in accidents in supermarkets and retail outlets. They have an impressive track record of winning compensation claims for both minor and severe personal injuries sustained in shops and supermarkets in Oldbury Warley, and they will not rest until they have secured the maximum possible compensation awards for their claimants.
Our trained claims advisers pride themselves on their ability to offer no-obligation legal advice via our Freephone helpline. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
If they believe a claim could be on the horizon, they will assign the case to a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ accident lawyer in Oldbury Warley, who will start the compensation claims process without delay.
Date Published: 27th January 2014
Author: David Brown