Claiming for slipping accidents in supermarkets
Supermarkets have a duty of care to ensure your safety when you are on their premises. Whenever you are on their property they have a legal responsibility for your well-being. Many people suffer in silence after experiencing an accident which should have been preventable and consequently, have to fund themselves when injuries lead to their lives being disrupted. Professional solicitors at mysupermarketaccident.com guide you swiftly through the process on a no win-no fee basis.
How you may have been affected
The most common accident that we help our customers claim for are slipping accidents. This is probably due to the fact that foodstuffs and liquids are regularly being transported throughout the store. Poor in-store management leads to hazards being left unattended. Falls can range from being quite minor to a fracture, bruising, or whiplash. They can also result in broken bones, days or weeks off work (with loss of pay) and trauma. Many will unfairly blame themselves when there is a likelihood the fault lay with the the store in in not ensuring their safety.
What should the supermarket have done?
Each incident will have different circumstances but supermarket assistants should be trained to recognise possible hazards immediately and cordon off any areas which may cause risk to customers. For instance, a slipping accident is usually caused by liquid on the floor. This may have come from outside elements or products within the store. A yellow warning sign should be placed over the area and where possible it should be cordoned off. If no warnings were put in place you have a right to claim compensation.
What should you do?
When an accident occurs you may well not be in a good state of mind to capture important information about the incident. As well as seeking immediate medical advice you should:
- Ensure the accident is reported and recorded in the supermarket accident book.
- If possible take a photograph of the scene of the incident
- Get the names and addresses of any witnesses.
- Keep receipts for everything you might reasonably feel you have incurred as a result of the accident. This may include medication, travel expenses, records of loss of earnings etc.
How we can help
At the Supermarket Accident Helpline we guide you through the whole process on a no win-no fee basis. We will match the needs of your case and personal preferences with our panel of solicitors who are pre-screened experts in this type of claim. To make an enquiry simply fill in our compensation claim form or call us on 0800 327 7919