Supermarket Accident Compensation

Thursday May 20, 2010 at 7:01am
Accidents in supermarkets commonly involve slipping on liquids, water or fruits in the shopping area. This is normally because of spillages. The majority of our clients who have had accidents in supermarkets are pensioners but we also help others who are below pension age.

Supermarket accidents can cause serious fracture injuries to the hip or fractures of the coccyx. These injuries can be very painful and are often experienced in slipping accidents where the first point of contact with the floor is your bottom.

If you have suffered injuries in a supermarket accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your personal injury and any other loss you may have sustained.

You should be aware that supermarkets are notorious at denying responsibility for accidents taking place on their premises. To avoid this, you should make sure that before you leave the supermarket, seek to speak to the manager of the store and insist that you want the accident recorded in the accident book.

In addition, you should write down the name of the manager and other shoppers who witnessed your fall. Take telephone numbers and names of the people who saw the accident and if you have a mobile phone with a camera, take a picture of the spillage or fruit which caused you to fall.

Sometimes, it takes a while before you start feeling pain. If you are experiencing pain, you should go to your doctor or the Accident and Emergency Department at the nearest hospital.

If you have spent money travelling to and from your doctor or hospital, please keep receipts. Also keep receipts for any other expenses you may incur such as receipts for prescription charges.

After the accident, the supermarket may offer you some vouchers and or flowers and an apology. Beware, your personal injury claim may be worth more than the vouchers. The compensation amount will depend on the seriousness of your injuries.

Do not underestimate the level of your injuries. It might take a while to get better. It is for this reason that you should receive fair compensation.

If you have suffered personal injury in a supermarket accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation. You will need the help of a specialist personal injury solicitor.

Asiimwe Balinda

Personal injury solicitor
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4 Comments

supermarket injury | Thursday January 20, 2011 at 12:25pm
When you call our free supermarket injury compensation advice service, you will be speaking directly with an experienced solicitor familiar with the types of supermarket injuries that can be sustained and their consequences.
worried friend | Monday May 28, 2012 at 12:46pm
A friend of mine slipped and fell in Asda, it was a spillage of some kind, as a result she is now registere d as disabled. Asda are not taking any responsibility, even though it was inside there shop, it was caught on cctv and there was witnesses. Her solicitors aren't hopefull either. Surely this can't be right? She has 2 young children, the youngest will be starting school this year and her husband has had to go part time to care for her. Please can you give any advice??
Kavita | Thursday May 31, 2012 at 11:46am
Dear Worried Friend. Thank you for contacting Balinda and Co, regarding your friends slip in Asda. As stated in our blog, accident’s in supermarkets commonly involve slipping on liquids, and quite rightly if your friend has suffered an injury serious enough to render her disabled, due to a spillage in the supermarket she may well be entitled to claim for compensation. You have stated that your friend had witnesses to her fall and CCTV footage showing her accident occur, all of which are helpful in challenging the supermarkets denial of responsibility for your friend’s accident. As stated in our blog, along with personal injury, we can help your friend claim for any financial loss she has sustained due to her injury, therefore the time her husband had to take off work to care for the children. If you have any further questions or would like your friend to speak to one of our solicitors please submit her details in the side bar, and we would be happy to call her back.
Ayten | Tuesday October 2, 2012 at 3:09pm
I was in asda with my 14month daughter. I took her out her buggy to try a coat on in the clothing department. She took a few steps forward and slipped on a p.j set in a packet on the floor and slammed her face on the floor, instantly the print of the hook from the p.j packing appears on my child's forehead and her nose was sore. First aider was called, frozen peas given. Manager came to record in incident book and also took photos of my daughters injury. Do I have a claim?

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