If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of an accident in a shop or supermarket, you may be able to claim financial compensation. Supermarkets have a duty of care to shoppers, so if you have been injured due to staff negligence then it is important that you contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to discuss your potential claim.
To start your claim today call 0161 904 4660 or complete our contact form and we will call you back to arrange an appointment for your initial consultation.
Supermarket Slips, Trips and Falls
The majority of accidents which occur in supermarkets and shops result from slips, trips and falls, whether due to wet floors, spillages or customers simply becoming distracted by goods on the shelves. Even if you think your accident was trivial, if you have suffered an accident or injury whilst in a supermarket you may be able to claim compensation.
If you suffer an accident in a supermarket, it can be beneficial to your compensation claim if you:
- take the details of any witnesses to your accident;
- visit a doctor as soon as possible for a medical appraisal of your injuries;
- take photographs of the scene;
- ensure your accident is recorded in the supermarket’s accident log;
Our accident and personal injury solicitors will pursue a claim for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. We are able to claim compensation for slip and trip injuries sustained when hit by goods falling from the shelves, slipping on spilt food or discarded wrappers, falling over obstacles left on the floor and many more common supermarket accidents.
When planning a trip to the supermarket Brian Turner did not even consider the possibility he would return injured.
A visit to Tesco in Manchester left Brian with a soft tissue injury to his Achilles tendon when a cast iron carousel base fell.
Brian explains: “I was in the gardening section of Tesco where the cast iron bases were on a high shelf and there was one put onto its side for display purposes. This display base fell off the shelf and hit me in the back of the leg, injuring my ankle, particularly my Achilles tendon.”
A trip to the local Accident and Emergency department, plus a four week recovery period, persuaded Brian he should bring a personal injury claim.
“I was meant to be going on holiday,” continues Brian, “but the injury to my right ankle rendered me unable to drive. A friend of my said I should pursue a claim and recommended Express Solicitors.”
“Kimberley Newman took my case on and as it wasn’t contested by Tesco, it was settled in less than six months. When the carousel base fell the shop assistant saw it first hand, a Tesco first-aider took a look at my injury and I filled in an accident report too – so it was all pretty straightforward.”
“Express Solicitors worked on a no win, no fee basis and I received £1,200 for my injury. The service I received was excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending the firm to friends.”
Contact Express Solicitors
If you have been injured in a supermarket accident please call us for free legal advice, and we will let you know if you are eligible to make a slip, trip and fall claim against the occupier’s liability insurance.
Call 0161 904 4660 or complete our contact form and we will call you back to arrange an appointment for your initial consultation.