Going to the supermarket to get the weekly shopping is part of normal life – and you don’t expect to be injured while doing it.
However, injuries in supermarkets are not uncommon and if the injury is due to the fault of the supermarket, they may be liable in a compensation claim.
The law obliges supermarkets to make sure that shoppers are safe whilst on their premises. To comply with this, shops and supermarkets must assess potential risks and ensure that aisles and walkways are kept free of clutter and debris. The risks include:
- Slipping on wet floors,
- Slipping on litter or debris,
- Tripping over product items/ uneven floor tiles/ loose cables,
- Being struck by product items falling off displays – for example, if the display has not been arranged properly or it has been overloaded.
The most common injuries suffered by shoppers include:
If you have been injured in a shop or supermarket accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. You might also be able to help to prevent the same thing from happening to someone else.
Supermarket Accident Claims
There are a number of things you can do that will help in making a claim, if you are unfortunate enough to be injured in a supermarket or shop accident:
- Report your incident to the shop manager and ensure that it is recorded in the accident book
- Obtain a copy of the record of your accident
- Speak to any witnesses and obtain their contact details
- Take photos of your injury and if possible of the scene of the accident
- Seek medical advice after you sustain the injury even if it does not seem bad after the accident
- Keep receipts of any expenses and medical costs incurred
Supermarket Accident Claims Lawyers
Thompsons' specialist compensation claims solicitors are experienced in advising people who have been injured all types of accidents. We are Scotland's leading personal injury lawyers, and are rated number one by legal directory “Legal 500”.
We act on a no win no fee basis, which means there are no additional financial concerns for you or your family or loved ones.