If you have sustained injuries in an accident in a supermarket, you may be entitled to make a supermarket accident claim. Here, we tell you about working with a lawyer in Putney.
Common types of supermarket accident
Supermarket accidents can occur both inside the supermarket and outside on the supermarket’s car park. All shop owners, including supermarkets, have a duty to ensure that you remain safe and secure whilst in the supermarket. If they fail to protect your safety, and an accident occurs, this can give arise to a supermarket accident claim.
Examples of injuries that can give rise to viable supermarket accident claims include:
• Injuries caused by slips on wet floors
• Injuries caused by obstacles left in aisles
• Injuries caused by items falling off supermarket shelves
• Injuries caused by defective supermarket trolleys
• Injuries caused by pot holes in supermarket car parks
• Injuries caused by falling supermarket signs
Steps to take following a supermarket accident
If you are involved in a supermarket accident, you must report the accident to the supermarket manager. If you have sustained minor injuries, the staff should offer first-aid, whilst if you have sustained serious injuries, they should call you an ambulance. They should also take down your personal details and record the details of your accident in their accident book.
If possible, you should attempt to obtain the names and contact details of any witnesses to your accident. It may also be useful for you to take photographs of the cause of your accident – i.e. the floor defect, spillage, obstruction or pothole. By taking these steps, you will grant yourself the best possible chance of receiving a fair compensation settlement for the injuries and financial losses you have sustained.
Looking for an accident lawyer in Putney?
To find out if whether you are eligible to make a compensation claim for your supermarket accident, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Putney working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Putney or anyway make us your first point of call.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we regularly handle supermarket accident claims and will be happy to investigate any potential claim on your behalf. Regardless of the size of the supermarket chain, we can provide you with no-obligation advice and support.
Call now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell