Every day millions of us visit a supermarket, petrol station, shop or shopping centre. For most of us, the experience is pain free and without incident. However, on occasion, accidents occur which can range from suffering minor injuries to devastating injuries.
Common Shop / Supermarket Accident Claims:
Examples of such accidents may include:-
- Items being incorrectly stacked thereby causing injury to another;
- Damaged/defective flooring which could cause a person to trip and suffer injury;
- Food/liquid spilt onto floors, which is not removed and may ultimately cause an accident to occur.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in a supermarket, superstore, shop, shopping centre or petrol station, it might be possible to pursue a claim for compensation.
The team of experienced personal injury solicitors at Farleys are happy to discuss your personal circumstances and the likelihood of you being able to pursue a claim successfully in a free consultation.
Claiming Compensation for an Injury in a Shop or Supermarket
All occupiers of premises have a duty under the Occupier’s Liability Act 1957 to take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of all visitors to the premises. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and in many situations where accidents occur, the occupier of the building is in breach of safety regulations, and as such, the injured party may make a compensation claim against the relevant person/body/organisation.
Failing to maintain a good/adequate cleaning/inspection record which results in accidents occurring will find the occupier in breach of their duty of care. A failure to place warning signs/notices when the occupier anticipates a potential danger will also be seen as a breach of their duty of care to lawful visitors.
Even if you think you may have partly been to blame, you could still be eligible to make a claim. If you are unsure of your position in any way, it is extremely important that you seek the advice and opinion of an experienced personal injury solicitor.
By pursuing a claim for personal injury in certain circumstances it will raise an awareness which may ultimately prevent others sustaining a similar fate. Furthermore in a lot of cases the owner may have to make alterations and/or changes to their premises to prevent any future accidents.