The owner of any shop you visit has an obligation to make sure their premises are safe. This includes keeping floors and other walkways clean and free from objects that could cause injury.
If you have suffered a trip or slip injury whilst shopping or have been injured by falling over an object, slipping on a wet or slippery floor or any other kind of injury that was not your fault, you could be eligible for personal injury compensation. Stores are also liable if you or a family member slip or trip over in their car park – they are responsible for maintaining them.
When you have a slip in a store or supermarket or shop in general, some of the most common injuries you can suffer include:
As every injury is personal, the amount you can potentially claim will be personal to you. However, to gain an initial estimation on the amount of compensation you could be entitled to, you might find it helpful to try our Compensation Calculator.
There are two groups of people who can make a claim. Firstly, the person who actually suffered the injury can make a claim for compensation, and the second group are the family or relatives or dependents of the person who suffered the injury. This usually only happens if the victim has incurred an injury of such magnitude as to make them incapable of making a claim on their own, such as receiving a brain injury or even paralysis of such a high degree. Family and dependents can also make a claim if the injury was fatal.
Tripping and slipping injuries can cause both pain and discomfort. This could affect your ability to perform everyday tasks, your work and also your future earnings.
Our London based team of specialist personal injury solicitors can offer sound legal assistance on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Our approach to customer service means that our personal injury lawyers will always fight to get the very best results for you, so get in touch and we’ll be happy to have a confidential, no obligation chat. We’ll make an assessment of your situation and from there be able to advise you on what the next steps should be and whether you are able to make a claim or not.
Our personal injury and slips in store compensation specialists are part of our London based personal injury slips and trips team. We have four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017.
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