If you or a member of your family have been involved in a supermarket accident, please contact us for a no obligation consultation in relation to bringing a personal injury claim. Supermarket accidents are a very common type of Personal injury claim.
Do I have a personal injury claim?
Accidents do happen and it does not always follow that a personal injuries claim follows. To be able to take a claim following a supermarket accident, responsibility and negligence must be established.
These type of personal injuries claims are covered by the Occupiers Liability Act which provides for an obligation on a supermarket to provide a safe environment for both employees and customers while in the premises.
If the supermarket fails to take adequate steps to provide a safe environment, and you suffer an injury as a result, then you have grounds to take a personal injuries claim.
What should I do if I have an accident?
If you are injured in a supermarket, you should immediately report the matter to the manager on duty. You should also take photographs if possible at the time. Often this is not done as you are dealing with the injury but evidence by way of photographs can be hugely beneficial. Likewise CCTV is quite commonplace now in supermarkets and your solicitor will arrange to request a copy of footage regarding the accident.
Is the supermarket liable for actions of an employee / other customers?
In short , the general answer is yes. This is not always the case however as a general rule, vicarious liability is the term used which in turn applies an obligation on a supermarket. This means that if an employee does something that causes an accident ie incorrectly stocks shelves, does not properly clean up a spillage etc then the supermarket is liable for your injury.
Similarly this can apply for the actions of other customers.
Common Supermarket Accident Injuries
The most common personal injuries we see from supermarket accidents are:
Broken or fractured bones and sprains to arms and legs
They are often caused by spillages, wet floors or mats without proper warning signs, lack of mats, signage or other warnings, incorrectly stocked shelves / products, falls/ slips in supermarket car parks.
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If you would like to discuss making a personal injury claim please contact us to discuss further by calling our phone number: 01 234 0044 . We will be happy to have a no obligation conversation with you to discuss your claim and provide you with advice and an initial opinion regarding your injury, the process from the personal injuries assessment board to issuing proceedings in a case. We pride ourselves in knowing that our clients are always fully informed and advised of all aspects of their case from the beginning when they first speak to us regarding an injury, right the way through to a final award or settlement.
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