Supermarket Accident Claims
Have you been involved in a supermarket accident that wasn’t your fault?
Supermarkets and shopping centres are dynamic environments with things moving around constantly through the day with potential for spillages, breakages or trip hazards.
If you have been injured in a supermarket accident within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault then contact us at DIYPI personal injury. We will get you back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.
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Making a supermarket accident claim
Supermarket accidents happen everyday, it doesn’t matter whether you have been injured in Tesco, a fall in Asda,
Under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 the duty of care is to protect you whether you are on your weekly shopping trip or working there.
If you’ve been injured due to negligence at a shopping centre or supermarket you could have potential to make a claim for compensation and begin the process of safer working practices in the shopping centre or supermarket to prevent future accidents occurring.
The most common types of injuries come from slips, trips and falls, falling objects and broken glass, if you’ve been injured and it wasn’t your own fault, contact us to make a no-win-no-fee claim.
Did you know?
Supermarket statics In 2020 85 percent of consumers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland shopped for food grocery at least once a week.
9 out 10 people regularly buy their groceries from supermarkets.
Tesco was the UK’s favorite supermarket with 60% posititive feedback
The average brit spent £3,020 on their supermarket shopping during 2020.
The most common cause of shop accidents is management and staff failing to follow health and safety procedures.
These procedures are put in place to keep people from harm. If you have been injured due to this cause, make a claim to gain compensation for any harm or damage that you’ve come to, and enforce these procedures and prevent this from happening to any future customer or employee.
It should be noted that a claim cannot come from just any injury sustained in a supermarket or shopping centre. The injury must be as a result of some sort of negligence from the employment at the organisation, as before mentioned, broken glass, wet floors and falling objects make up the majority of these injuries.
Physical effects of a Supermarket accident
Supermarket accidents can cause serious injuries. Some people walk away with only minor bruises, whilst other people have severe injuries that have lasting physical effects for the rest of their lives. The injuries sustained are generally musculoskeletal injuries.
Other type of injuries that are caused by supermarket accidents are slip and fall injuries, falling objects from shelves, aisle obstructions, contaminated foods, food poisoning and moving vehicle accidents.
When these injuries occur as a result of someone else’s negligence, victims have a right to seek compensation.
In addition to a serious physical injury, some factory workers suffer from psychological stress too.
During the healing process – the duration of which fluctuates from person to person, depending on injuries and personal circumstances – some people notice signs of increased stress. One such condition often cited being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD).
Elsewhere, anxiety, depression, anguish, fearfulness, issues with sleep and reoccurring nightmares about the crash can play out.
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Our qualified team are equipped with everything that it takes to handle your claim journey, from beginning to end.
After 18 years, we are well placed to make sure that you’re in receipt of a comprehensive litigation package, designed to protect both you and your family.
Times change, and with it so does the nuances of the legal sector. We grant you access to solicitors who will ultimately guide you towards the most advantageous outcome to your case.
Frequently asked Questions
If I had an accident at a supermarket/shopping centre, what should I do?
If you find yourself falling victim to an accident in a supermarket or shopping centre you should gather evidence in the form of pictures or videos outlining what happened, any injuries and what caused the accident.
Take the details of any bystanders who saw what happened. You should also try to speak to staff or the manager about the incident and if needed ask for any first aid/medical help you might need.
How much can I claim for in Compensation following a shopping accident?
A shopping centre / supermarket claim amount is dependent on the injury and how it has impacted your quality of life.
The amount is directly linked to the severity to the injury, how it has impacted you and the amount of financial loss or will lose during the recovery period.
Our Compensation lawyers will always aim to achieve maximum compensation for your case and on a no win no fee basis.
If your case does not win, you will not have to pay any legal fees however in most cases the solicitors fee works out about 25%.
How DIYPI can help with a supermarket accident claim.......
With access to the top personal injury lawyers in the country our experienced team will find the right lawyer for your case and work hard to gain you the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Our friendly team treat each claim with the upmost care and attention to ensure that we secure you the most fair and reasonable financial outcome possible. With a free claims assessment and No Win No Fee* policy, you’ve got nothing to lose.
*What is 'No Win No Fee'?*
A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.
*No Win No Fee * typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this.
If you cancel the claim after the cooling-off period of 14 days you may be charged a cancellation fee by the solicitor.