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The county of Tyne of Wear includes five diverse boroughs including Sunderland, Gateshead, and both North and South Tyneside. Perhaps the most well known part of the county is the cosmopolitan and vibrant city of Newcastle Upon Tyne, which is famous for its bars, restaurants and unique northern hospitality.
Bainbridges, the world’s first department store, opened in Newcastle in 1838 and the city is still an important shopping site with one of the largest shopping complexes in the UK at the Eldon Square Shopping Centre.
The beautiful and ornate Central Arcade in Grainger Town is also a popular choice for those seeking clothes boutiques, designer wear and independent retailers selling original products. Grey Street is at the heart of the city and known and loved for its magnificent listed buildings, galleries, theatre and market.
Pleasure can turn to pain if you happen to injure yourself through no fault of your own on a shopping trip. If you require help with a compensation claim, you may need to contact Tyne and Wear ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers.
How can I speak to Tyne and Wear ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers?
You can call Accident Advice Helpline’s customer service to receive the expert help and support you need regarding your claim. They are available to call for free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, they can provide you with information and a no obligation quote.
What injuries can Tyne and Wear ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers help me to claim for?
Though traditionally seen as a sedate leisure activity, shopping can carry certain risks if shops and supermarkets fail to ensure that health and safety procedures are in place. Dangers may lurk in supermarket aisles if heavy items such as tins or jars are improperly stacked on the shelves. Trolleys that have loose wheels may collapse or fall into someone and cause injuries. Tyne and Wear ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers can help to claim damages in the following scenarios:
- Falling displays – displays near tills, windows or doors are often freestanding and represent a hazard if they fall. Stacked items, such as shopping baskets, may fall if stored incorrectly or too high. Metal items, such as stands, rails and shelves can all cause lacerations and puncture wounds and their use should be carefully planned and assessed.
- Trip hazards – rugs, mats or badly fitted carpets can all pose dangers and result in fall-related injuries such as spinal damage. Wet or greasy surfaces may result in slips and should be properly signposted to prevent injuries such as strains or sprains from occurring. Tripping over fallen objects or those placed on the floor by members of the public or staff can cause fractures, dislocations and back injuries.