Supermarket accidents you can claim compensation for

Accidents happen every day. While most accidents happen in the home, a sizeable percentage still happen when you are in public. Supermarket accidents are a notable example of accidents happening in public places.

When you trip, fall, or otherwise injure yourself in the supermarket, it may be that you can claim compensation for your trouble. Our exceptional personal injury team deal with supermarket claims on a national basis. We are happy to work with you so that you can get the maximum amount of compensation due to you. We also work on a No Win No Fee basis so if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay us a penny.

Interested? Here is everything you need to know about the type of supermarket accidents where you may be eligible to claim compensation.

Examples of supermarket accidents you can claim compensation for

The following list are the most common accidents which occur in supermarkets every day.

Supermarket slips, trips, and falls

The majority of supermarket accident cases are caused by a slip, trip or fall on the shop floor. These claims usually involve employees or customers slipping on products or liquids. Trips and falls can happen when bulky items are left in the aisles. You might also fall when there is a difference in floor level or if items like paper or cling film tangle around your feet.

Other supermarket accidents

If the premises are poorly maintained, accidents can occur not only in the supermarket, but also in the supermarket’s external areas such as in the car park and trolley bays. Car parks represent a particular risk to the consumer. In one case, we reclaimed £150,000 in compensation for a client knocked over in the supermarket car park. Supermarket car park accidents might include car accidents, shopping trolley accidents, or slips, trips, and falls.

The other risk for supermarket accidents is in defective equipment. If you are injured because shelving fails and products fall on you, you can claim compensation. This is also true of signage, displays for new products and any other store furniture which goes wrong.

The cause of supermarket accidents

The cause of your accident at the supermarket will differ depending on what that accident was. In the case of slips, trips, and supermarket falls, poor cleaning regimes can be the cause of the accident. If supermarkets don’t encourage staff to regularly clean and inspect the aisles, you could prove a case of negligence. If the supermarket fails to follow an appropriate cleaning system, then they are likely to be legally responsible for any accident that occurs as a result. The cleaning processes themselves should be safe practices, carried out within regulation standards.

Cleaning staff should always mop up spills as they occur. They should clean up excess water before customers are permitted to use the area again.

How our injury experts can help you

As a law firm who specialise in personal injury claims, we have dealt with accidents in every aspect of the supermarket. This includes faulty fridges and freezers, slippery flooring and car park injuries. Supermarkets have a duty of care to protect you by using signs and warning you of potential hazards. If those hazards go unchecked and you have an accident as a result of this, you could claim compensation for your injuries.

As a law firm who specialise in personal injury claims, we have dealt with accidents in every aspect of the supermarket. This includes faulty fridges and freezers, slippery flooring and car park injuries. Supermarkets have a duty of care to protect you by using signs and warning you of potential hazards. If those hazards go unchecked and you have an accident as a result of this, you could claim compensation for your injuries.

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