If you suffer a slip and fall accident in a supermarket, whether it's in Asda, Tesco, Morrisons or any other supermarket you could be entitled to make an injury claim for compensation.
The supermarket management in stores such as Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and most other shops want to avoid a slip and fall accident claim and therefore tell their staff to take care when putting out stock and not to leave trip hazards lying around. Various trip hazards are sometimes left in a dangerous position and customers or staff do suffer a trip or slip and fall injury. At times empty cardboard boxes from the stock are left on the floor which can cause customers a slipping or tripping accident. Other times it may be from a cable lying across the shop floor from a cleaning machine causing a hazard.
When a spillage has occurred or the floor has been cleaned and mopped, there should be warning signs in place if the floor remains wet. This will warn the staff and customers of the dangerous area and help prevent any slip and fall accidents from happening.
Potholes causing accidents
Potholes are a major reason for compensation claims through causing a slip and fall accident. There are various factors as to whether or not a claim can be made on such defects. As a guide, if the defect measures an inch or more in depth, and is on a pavement or road it should be possible to make a slip and fall injury claim. If you have suffered an slip and fall injury due to a pothole, it is advisable to take photographs of the area with measurements using a tape measure if possible. Also any witnesses to the incident or defect, particularly if the witness is able to state how long the defect has been there for, would be useful.
Raised, broken or unstable paving slabs
Raised, broken or unstable paving slabs, are common place and therefore the cause of many slip and fall injury claims. As with potholes, as a guide, the slabs should be raised or dipped by at least one inch, and photographs should be taken of the area as soon as possible following the slip and fall accident.
Uneven pavements causing a slip and fall accident
Pavements should be even and level, as with broken slabs or potholes if the pavement dips an inch or more and you sustain an injury you may be able to claim slip and fall compensation.
Slip and fall injury awards
A medical assessment may be required to help determine the exact level of slip and fall accident compensation you will receive based on all of your injuries and length of suffering. To see examples of slip and fall injury compensation awards, please click on the link for our Compensation Estimator above.
The Accident Advice Bureau handle many accident claims involving slip and fall accidents and make the process for claiming very easy. We guarantee that by winning your slip and fall injury claim you will receive 100% compensation*. For example, if you win £8,000 you will receive £8,000. If you lose, there is absolutely nothing to pay! We also claim for any loss of earnings, damage to clothing as a result of the accident, travel expenses and home help if required. These expenses are on top of the compensation awarded for your injuries. You will have the peace of mind knowing your compensation claim will be worked on by a personal injury specialist solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis.
Every year, thousands of people suffer a slip and fall injury due to a non fault accident and successfully claim compensation with our help on a No Win No Fee basis.
Whatever the cause of your slip and fall accident and injury, please contact our friendly staff today. We will discuss your accident claim circumstances with you, assess your claim and advise you of the next step. Please call us, use our quick contact form to the left or alternatively use our claims form by clicking here: Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents.
Had a slip and fall accident?
What is a slip and fall injury?
A slip and fall accident is a generic term for an injury which occurs when someone slips, trips or falls because of the dangerous condition of someone else's property. A slip and fall injury could include tumbles caused by water, ice or snow, as well as abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard, such as a gap or a hole in the ground which is hard to see.
While some consider a slip and fall accident to be trivial, or a classic example of Britain's 'compensation culture', the reality is that a slip and fall injury can be very serious, with adverse consequences for life. Health and safety experts reckon that 95% of major slips leave the injured party with broken bones.
Public and private organisations have a duty of care to keep visitors safe. Local authorities must keep pavements and public highways in a safe condition for public use.
So you may wish to consider a claim if you have a slip and fall accident because of:
- Slipping or tripping on defective pavements - such as those with uneven slabs
- Defective utility grids causing injuries to a child
- A slip and fall injury from a wet floor in a public building
- A slip and fall injury to a child in a playground or sports centre
- A slip and fall accident caused by housing disrepair and defective premises if you are a council tenant; or
- Injuries to cyclists, motorcyclists and motorists caused by potholes in roads.
Unfortunately, it's also all too common to sustain a slip and fall injury in a supermarket if trip hazards are left lying around, or if there are no warning signs about a wet floor.
But, whatever the cause of your slip and fall accident, you could consider making a claim for your slip and fall injury through us at the Accident Advice Bureau. If you do, you'd be joining thousands who make slip and fall accident claims through us each year.
We'll be glad to discuss your particular slip and fall accident claim circumstances. We'll assess your slip and fall injury claim carefully, and give you sound advice about how to proceed.
At the Accident Advice Bureau, we fully understand that your slip and fall accident has already been a fairly stressful business - so we make the process of pursuing a claim as easy and hassle-free as possible.
And the best thing about making a slip and fall injury claim through us is the total lack of risk. If you win your slip and fall accident claim, you really will get to keep 100% of all the money you receive.
Don't forget, you may also be able to claim for extra expenses, such as damaged clothing or property, travel or home help needed following a slip and fall accident. This is on top of any compensation.
So, whatever the cause of your slip and fall injury, and no matter how trivial it may seem initially, get in touch with us with a phone call or through our web site. and we'll do the rest.