Occupier’s liability law states that the supermarket has a duty of care to ensure that their premises are safe for members of the public. Most large supermarkets usually have a system in place to carry out regular checks, clean up any spillages, and even keep a written record of their cleaning program.
It is the supermarket’s responsibility to ensure warning signs are put up, and that the mess is cleared up immediately to prevent accidents occurring. Warning signs and clearing spillages are part of the supermarket’s responsibility to ensure your safety and, if signs are missing or spillages are left, and you are injured as a result of this then the supermarket will be held liable as they are acting negligently.
We have listed some of the most common causes of supermarkets accidents below.
If you have been involved in a supermarket accident then you should report this to the store manager so that it can be recorded in their accident book.
If possible try to collect evidence from the scene of the supermarket accident as this will support your compensation claim. If there are any witnesses present then it is advisable to ask for their details and take photographs of the shop accident scene if you are fit to do so.
Hattons Solicitors can advise you of your best options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any supermarket accident claim. It you decide to make a claim as a result of a supermarket accident the compensation could help you to pay for medical bills and aftercare as well as covering you for any loss of earnings.
We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their supermarket accident claim and our clients can also access our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.
If you have been involved in a supermarket accident and would like to make a compensation claim then please call our friendly team of solicitors on 0800 298 9690 or fill in the Claim Now form to the right of this screen.