Shopping is something that most of us have to do and we assume that we are fairly safe in doing so, but accidents in the supermarket are a frequent occurrence. Most accidents are caused by spillages, especially now that many supermarkets operate 24 hours a day and are forced to clean the floors whilst customers are in store. It is the responsibility of the supermarket to ensure that all surfaces are safe and other possible health and safety risks are eliminated to a reasonable degree. If they have failed in this duty of care then you could be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries.
Shires Law have previous experience dealing with supermarket accident claims and can help you with yours. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be out of pocket whether you win or lose.
Most supermarket accidents are caused by:
- Wet floors and spillages
- Obstructions and tripping hazards
- Leaking freezers
- Rainwater brought in with customers
- Neglect of health and safety procedures
Common injuries resulting from these causes include:
- Back and Hip injuries
These are only the most common accidents, there are many possibilities for injuries within supermarkets, if you would like information more specific to your supermarket accident then our lawyers can help with this during your initial assessment.
HOW MUCH COULD YOU CLAIM?
The amount you are likely to receive from an accident in a supermarket is largely dependent on the injury you suffer as a result of negligence on part of the supermarket. On the lower end of the injury scale a fractured finger for example could result in compensation to the sum of approximately £2000 to £3000. More severe injuries could result in a larger payout. For more information on your specific supermarket accident our advisors can give a more comprehensive idea of potential payouts.
LENGTH OF CLAIM
The length of time a claim takes varies from case to case, less serious injuries can be closed in a relatively short amount of time, more serious injuries can take longer to resolve. The timeframe is also dependent on other factors; such as whether or not liability is admitted early or whether the case has to be taken to court thus slowing the process down. Our lawyers work tirelessly to ensure that all cases are not dragged out any longer than is absolutely necessary.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A CLAIM?
If you’ve had an accident in a supermarket then get started with your claim today by calling us on 0800 285 266 or via out Live Chat facility.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CLAIM
- Make sure you seek medical attention as soon as possible and get an initial professional opinion of your injuries
- Report the accident to the store manager
- If possible, get the contact details of any witnesses to your accident
If physiotherapy or rehabilitation is required due to your supermarket accident, we can provide you with an Immediate Needs Assessment and make sure you receive the required rehabilitation quickly and on a private basis.