A visit to the supermarket is a common occurrence for just about all of us these days. We all expect our visit to be a safe experience, but unfortunately accidents do happen in all the major supermarkets; Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl and Iceland. If you have suffered an accident in any of these stores we may be able to help you claim compensation. Read on to find out more.
Why not contact us and learn more about how we can help you make a supermarket accident compensation claim.
Supermarkets have what is called in legal terms a duty of care towards their customers. This means they are required to protect the safety of all those that enter their premises, whether this be in the store itself or just in their car park. If you are injured in an accident, there is a good chance they have failed in this duty, and you can claim supermarket accident compensation.
Some of the most common accidents in supermarkets are shown below:
- Slip on a wet/dirty floor
- Tripping over a hazard in the aisle (e.g. discarded packaging)
- Injured by falling display/advertising sign
- Injured by falling incorrectly stacked item
- Injured by defective store hardware (e.g. faulty automatic door)
These types of accident are usually totally preventable, and as such the supermarket is often responsible if you are injured this way. In regards to keeping the floor clean from spills, the store should have a system to regularly check floors as well as swiftly and effectively clean up any spills. Any wet floors should be marked clearly with wet floor signs too.
If you have had an accident in a supermarket, it is handy to do the following if possible:
- Make sure the accident is recorded in the stores accident book
- Get someone to take photos of the scene and get the names of any witnesses
- Seek medical attention for your injury
Even if you do not have these or are just looking for some free advice about making a supermarket accident compensation claim, contact us now. We can help you.
Making a supermarket accident compensation claim
At Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors we have a reputation for winning people the maximum amount of compensation available in the quickest possible time. For friendly free advice about starting a claim, get in touch with our team now.
Call 0800 2800 976 or 01625 667 166, from mobiles, or contact us now at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and talk to one of our team about your supermarket accident compensation claim.