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Accidents in Shops and Supermarkets

Make a claim if you’ve had an accident in a shop or a supermarket

When you visit a shop or supermarket, there are potential hazards all over and often these don’t immediately register in someone’s mind when they are walking around. For example, in a shop there are trolleys, food crates and more that are often left in the middle of aisles as staff stock shelves. These are a common cause of supermarket accidents and if you have suffered an accident in a supermarket, you could be eligible to claim compensation.

Stay Vigilant

In shops, items on the floor which may have been on a shelf and fallen off can also pose hazardous. It’s important to be vigilant when walking around shops and supermarkets, but the establishments themselves should also ensure they take every care possible to prevent the public from having an accident on their premises. When you enter the premises, you are suddenly the company’s responsibility in that if you have an accident there and it wasn’t your fault, you have the right to make a claim.

Items on shelves / racks in shops and supermarkets can also fall off when a member of the public goes to choose an item. They suddenly find that other items have been precariously placed and soon pose hazardous. This could result in a head injury, perhaps knocking you unconscious whilst in the shop / supermarket.

The severity of injuries suffered in shops and supermarkets is varying. In addition, there are a lot of other factors to consider in a shop and supermarket which makes your accident claim possible. Chances are, there were plenty of witnesses around at the time of the accident, which can be useful if you were knocked unconscious by an item or went dizzy during the accident.

Snow & Ice Related Accidents

A common injury suffered at a supermarket is slipping on ice. During the winter months, all supermarkets should ensure a safe walking path for customers to their premises. This may mean shovelling the snow to one side and gritting the path. Ice can be lethal and if you slip or fall on ice outside a supermarket then you have the right to claim compensation.

At, we have helped countless individuals get 100% compensation following their accident in a supermarket or a shop, both inside and outside. It’s easy to forget just how many health and safety hazards there are in and out of shops, but you can seek compensation if you have had an accident and it wasn’t your fault. Our no win no fee policy makes it even more favourable to contact us as soon as possible about your accident in a shop or a supermarket.

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