Supermarket Accident Compensation Claims
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Supermarket Accident Compensation Claims
Supermarkets can be hazardous areas, where painful injuries can happen due to the negligence of supermarket owners or their staff.
Supermarkets are required to follow safety regulations to keep their customers safe, and if they fail to do this you may be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries.
Some of the most common injuries that you could suffer from being involved in a supermarket accident involve:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Fractured/broken bones
- Finger injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
No Win No Fee Solicitors in Manchester
As highly experienced personal injury solicitors in Manchester, we handle the majority of all our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. It means, if you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal costs.
Supermarket accident claim eligibility criteria?
Before we take on your claim, it is necessary to establish that the shop owner or staff owed the claimant a legal duty of care, which they breached as their level of care fell below the standards required, and the claimant suffered injury in a supermarket accident as a direct result of their negligence.
Shop owners have a duty of care towards their customers under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984.
If you have been injured in a supermarket in the last three years because owners or staff failed to do any of the following, then you could be eligible to make a claim:
- Remove hazards or spillages quickly and efficiently
- Put up easily visible warning signs of a hazard or spillage
- Properly maintain structures or equipment that could cause harm
- Keep the environment safe from contamination
- Follow safety practices set by the
- Health and Safety Executive
What documents and evidence do you need?
It is vital that, following the supermarket accident that you provide us with evidence to show how the accident occurred, what injuries were sustained and who was to blame. This can be proven from obtaining a copy of the accident report form from the supermarket, as the owners are responsible for documenting all accidents that happen in their shop.
You could also take photos of the incident location, as well as photos of the cause of the accident.
You could also try to obtain contact details of any witnesses, photos of your injuries, and a medical report from where your received medical treatment. This will help us to prove the extent of your injuries and help you to get appropriate compensation.
What is the average payout for a supermarket accident injury claim?
Usually, the compensation for supermarket accident claims is split into two types of damages, the compensation you will receive is dependent on the severity of your injuries.
- General damages are compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced due to the negligence in your daily life, as well as any loss of amenities.
- Special damages are compensation for any financial losses such as loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, any home modifications and travel expenses associated with your medical care, etc.
How long will it take to make a supermarket accident compensation claim?
For supermarket accident claims, you will usually have three years from the date of the accident.
However, children have 3 years to make a claim from the date of their 18th birthday, meaning they have until they are 21 years old to make a claim for injuries from a supermarket accident.
However, you can also claim on behalf of your child before they are 18 years old as their litigation friend, particularly in cases where your child has suffered an injury which means they do not have the mental capacity to represent themselves, in which case the time limit of 3 years will not be applied.
Why choose United Solicitors for personal injury claims?
We help thousands of clients per year with their injury claims. We will work hard to get the deserved compensation and we will give you clear, jargon-free advice and guidance so you can be in complete control of your claim.
- Agree to represent you on a “No Win, No Fee” basis which means you pay nothing to us but you might be liable to pay the defendant costs if you lose and;
- Make sure you receive your maximum entitlement to compensation. We won’t settle for less.