If you have had an accident in a supermarket within the past three years, you could be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against the supermarket. Providing the supermarket accident was not your fault, and you have suffered a personal injury as a result of the supermarket accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
All supermarkets have a duty of care to ensure people are safe whilst shopping in their supermarkets. This is the case whether your supermarket accident happened in ASDA, Sainsburys, Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer or a local independent supermarket.
Unfortunately not all supermarket accidents can be avoided. Therefore in some circumstances a supermarket may have a defence to a supermarket accident compensation claim. For example, most large supermarkets should have a system to carry out regular checks, clean up any spillages, and even keep a written record of their cleaning program. If the supermarket can prove that the area had been inspected shortly before the accident happened, they may have a successful defence to your supermarket accident claim.
If you are injured in a supermarket accident which was not your fault, you should contact a personal injury solicitor to see if you are entitled to make a no win no fee supermarket accident compensation claim. Our personal injury solicitor specialise in supermarket accident claims and work on a no win no fee basis. This means you can start your supermarket accident claim with no risk and no cost, giving you complete peace of mind.
What to do if you have an accident in a supermarket
As with most personal injury compensation claims, there are a number of steps you should take to help you make a no win no fee supermarket accident claim.
- Record your accident in the supermarket accident book – If you are unfortunate to have an accident in a supermarket, it is important that you report the accident to the supermarket. All supermarkets should have an accident book, and a report of your supermarket accident should be filled out in this accident book.
- Record details of any witnesses – If there are any witnesses to your supermarket accident, it is a good idea to try to make a note of their name and telephone number. If you do go on to make a supermarket accident claim, a witness can be used to verify your supermarket accident.
- Take photographs of the scene – Although it may not always be possible, if you are involved in an accident in a supermarket, photographs make excellent evidence . Therefore if you slip on a puddle of water or trip over a damaged display unit, taking photos of the area on a mobile phone will act as good evidence if you decide to make a supermarket accident compensation claim.
- Seek medical advice – In order to make a personal injury claim for a supermarket accident you must seek medical advice for your injuries. It is therefore important that you visit your GP or the hospital as soon as possible.
Examples of Supermarket Accident Compensation Claims
- Mr A slipped on a wet floor in a Tesco supermarket. The floor in Tesco had been cleaned, but the Tesco employee had failed to place a warning sign in the area. The accident was recorded in the accident book at Tesco and was witnessed by several other shoppers. Mr A visited his local hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured arm.
- Miss B was shopping in her local ASDA supermarket when she slipped on some grapes that had been dropped on the floor. Miss B reported the supermarket accident to the ASDA store manager. After receiving treatment from the first aider in ASDA, an ambulance had to be called. Miss B was taken to hospital with a back injury and had to undergo a course of physio.
- Mrs C slipped on a wet floor while shopping in Sainsburys. It had been raining heavily outside and people had walked water into the Sainsburys supermarket. There were no mats in the entrance and there were no wet floor signs to warn people about the wet floor.
- Mr D is shopping in his local Morrisons when an advertising sign hanging from the ceiling in Morrisons fell on top of his head. Mr D was knocked unconscious and required an ambulance to take him to hospital from Morrisons. As a result of the supermarket accident, Mr D required stitches and was left with a scar on his forehead.