Shopping in the supermarket can often lead to more injuries than you may think.
Customers can slip, trip or fall quite easily – often as the result of spillages and tripping hazards caused by the staff or other customers.
The supermarket or shop has a legal duty to consider the health and safety of its customers and must show that it has a reasonable system for dealing with spillages or general untidiness on the shop floor, to reduce the risk of accidents occurring.
Customers can be injured if shelves have not been stacked properly; pallets are being moved around or if there are dirty and slippery floors and hazard signs have not been placed around the store warning of this.
Did you realise that the shop or supermarket has to take responsibility for these things and if negligent, its public liability insurers will have to make you a compensation payment?
Have you been hurt because of a slip, trip or fall in a supermarket? If so, you should report your supermarket accident to the manager as soon as possible.
You should be asked to complete and sign an accident report. If a report isn’t given to you, insist that a written record is made of your accident. If possible, it is also a good idea to make a note of the contact details of any witnesses who may have seen your supermarket accident. And if you can take photographs of the hazard that caused it, that’s even better!
All of these things will help you with your claim for supermarket accident compensation. Ring Recovery Assist today and speak to one of our expert personal injury solicitors, who are experienced in dealing with claims for compensation following supermarket accidents.
We can offer free advice about your injury – and remember, we operate on a no win, no fee basis.
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