Mansfield personal injury claims – supermarket accidents
Few of us have the luxury of being able to avoid the supermarket shop. Even with the increase in people using internet shopping and online ordering, most of us still find that we have forgotten that one all-important item for a particular recipe and have to make a mad last minute dash to the shops.
While supermarkets are rarely people’s favourite places to go, there are a natural necessity of modern life. We do not expect them to be filled with joy and relaxation, but it is not unreasonable to expect that while you are in there you will be free from danger.
If you have had an accident in a supermarket and have been injured as a result then contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Our Mansfield personal injury claims solicitors are all fully trained when it comes to handling personal injury claims, and we even have experts who specialise in accidents that have occurred in public places.
Slips, trips and falls
One of the most common types of accidents that our team of Mansfield personal injury claims solicitors deal with when it comes to supermarkets involve slip, trip or fall accidents.
These are often the most common because they are the easiest to cause.
Take for example one client who contacted our Mansfield personal injury claims solicitor team after she broke her ankle at her local store.
“I was walking down the alcohol aisle looking to buy a bottle of champagne for my daughter who had just graduated when I slipped on a pool of liquid on the floor. I hadn’t seen the water on the tiles, and as a result was caught off guard. I slipped over and landed awkwardly, breaking my ankle in the process.”
In this instance our Mansfield personal injury claims solicitor was able to find out that a bottle of wine had been broken 30 minutes before our client entered the store. As it had not been suitably cleaned up, and no warning sign had been put out to advise of the potential hazard, the store was found to be liable for our client’s accident. She was awarded compensation for her injury as well as the time she had to take off from work.
Spillages occur on a daily basis in supermarkets as items are dropped by workers and members of the public. It is essential that there are suitable policies and procedures in place to make sure that these spillages are cleaned up appropriately and no risk is posed to the public. Failure to do so can mean that a supermarket owner has failed in their duty of care, and will be regarded as being liable for any accidents that occur.
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