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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Swansea legal team

    How to avoid being injured when shopping and how to find a good legal team if you are injured

    Shopping is a fairly low impact exercise and an activity which can be enjoyed by everyone from small children to the elderly. It is for this reason that most people have their guard down when they are out shopping, which makes them far more likely to be the victims of accidents and injuries which could easily have been avoided. If you want to be safe when you are out shopping you must keep an eye out for potential hazards just as you would at any other time. Here are some tips for staying safe and avoiding injury.

    • Watch where you are going. The ground in shops and shopping centres tend to be slippery and shiny, as opposed to the ground on the street. For this reason it is always a good idea to look where you are walking when you are out shopping, looking out for wet floors or obstructions.
    • Don’t carry more than you can handle. If you have decided to do a lot of shopping on this particular day, take advantage of shops’ home delivery services, or arrange to come and pick everything up later on. Don’t walk around all day carrying too many items or you could risk injury.
    • Wear appropriate clothing. First of all you should wear shoes which are comfortable and flat, for ease of walking, but you should also wear light, moveable layers and a comfortable bag that crosses your body.
    • Be aware of potential hazards. When you are actually in stores, watch out for things like unstable shelves or staff pushing trolleys, which could pose a hazard to you. If you know what could injure you then you will be more able to steer clear of the situation should it present itself.

    Finding a good Swansea legal team

    If you are injured when out shopping, but feel that your accident was the fault of someone else, you may be able to use a Swansea legal team to claim compensation against this other person. You will want to find a Swansea legal team with a good reputation that is able to handle your case on your behalf.

    You can ask for recommendations for Swansea legal team from friends and family, or you could contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make a start on a claim there and then. The helpline team will be able to help you to decide whether or not you want to make a start on a claim, based on how likely it is that your claim will be successful. If you do decide to go ahead you will work with experienced lawyers who can process your claim on your behalf.

    If you want to discuss your claim in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: 14th July 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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