Have you ever been in a supermarket when one of its chiller units has broken down? If you have, you will have seen what a shocking mess this sort of thing can make. Typically, a broken down chiller unit will cause a great deal of water to leak, from ice that’s melted, on the floor. In severe instances, a supermarket might decide to close its doors while it deals with such an occurrence, but many times, they will carry on trading while things are put right, fearful of losing trade.
Staff will typically cordon off an affected area, and use towel-like material to soak up moisture on the floor. However, this will sometimes not be enough to stop any leakage becoming a threat of doing a customer, or a member of staff for that matter, and they could sustain an injury in an accident that was not their fault.
If you were to suffer an injury in an accident that was not your fault after slipping on a puddle of moisture that had formed after a supermarket chiller cabinet broke down, you might well find yourself in a position where taking some personal injury action against the supermarket in question might be an option.
If your efforts were to be a success, you could end up walking away with a sizeable Treharris accident at work compensation pay-out, depending on the severity of your injuries of course.
Supermarket injuries and Treharris accident at work compensation
Imagine that you had popped in to your local supermarket for a bit of top-up shopping. You do the majority of your shopping online, but have needed to stock up on a few staples, such as milk and bread. You make your way round the fruit section to where the bread is, and grab a nice multi-grain loaf. Now you head for the milk.
On your way to the chiller cabinet where the semi-skimmed is kept, you pass by the cheeses and yoghurts. You notice that one cabinet has been emptied, and has lots of paper towels around its base which appear to be there to soak up leaking water. No sooner have you processed all of this, than you go flying after slipping on the wet floor.
Under these circumstances, there will be a chance that you might well find yourself in a position where you may be able to seek a Treharris accident at work compensation pay-out from the supermarket in question.
If you would like to explore your chances of seeking a Treharris accident at work compensation pay-out under circumstances such as these, call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 15th September 2014
Author: David Brown