As with all other public places, the owners of shops and supermarkets have a legal duty of care which means that they must ensure that you remain safe from harm while on their premises. This means that all areas, including stairs, aisles and entrances, must be clean, well lit and free from hazards at all times.
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall injury due to a hazard that was not marked, you may wish to consider making an accident claim against the owner of the establishment.
Considering making a claim? Let an accident lawyer in Reigate provide you with expert legal advice
If you wish to make a compensation claim, you will need to seek comprehensive legal advice from an accident lawyer in Reigate. At Accident Advice Helpline, our personal injury lawyers will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your claim, gathering evidence from independent witnesses, medical specialists and CCTV footage, as well as personally inspecting the health and safety policies of the establishment in which your accident occurred.
If the owner admits liability, we will enter into negotiations with the aim of settling your claim. If the shop owner disputes liability, we will discuss the reasons with you, and if we believe you have a strong claim then we will issue court proceedings against the owner.
If you make a successful claim, your compensation settlement will be calculated on the basis of case law, Judicial Studies Board Guidelines and your medical prognosis. It will also take into account your financial losses and expenses, including your lost earnings, medical treatment, nursing care, travel and home adaptation costs.
Worried about the cost of making a claim? Ask about our 100% no win no fee agreement
If you are considering making a claim, you may be concerned about the cost of hiring an accident lawyer in Reigate. If we believe that you have a strong case for compensation, we will offer to represent you on a 100% no win no fee basis, which means that you will not have to worry out finding the money to fund your claim.
To find out more about the prospect of making a 100% no win no fee claim, please call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 27th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell