Supermarket Accident Claim

Claiming compensation for an accident in a supermarket

Slips, trips and falls are the most common type of accident claim. If you were injured in a supermarket or a shop or any other public place as a result of a defect or hazardous situation, you may be entitled to compensation for personal injury and also for any financial losses that you have sustained as a result of the accident.

Supermarket accidents can happen all too often, in spite of legislation that places a duty of care on supermarket chains and shops. There should be robust systems and checks in place to protect the health and safety of both customers and staff alike.

Nevertheless, supermarket slips, trips and falls unfortunately still happen, and they are often caused by:

  • Unmarked slippery surfaces, such as wet floors.

  • Poorly positioned mats at the stores entrance / exit.

  • Cables from machinery lying across the shop floor.

  • Trip hazards, such as tripping over boxes or crates left out by staff.

What can I claim for?

You can claim for the actual injuries you have suffered – this is called ‘general damages’. How much your claim will be worth varies significantly depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, but your specialist lawyer will talk you through this.

You can also claim for any accident-related financial losses known as ‘special damages’, for example:

  • Personal injury

    A compensation claim can be made for injuries sustained and for pain and suffering.

  • Loss of earnings

    In addition to your normal wages, you may have lost out on potential overtime, bonuses or commission because of your injuries. You can claim for all of these if they relate to the accident.

  • Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs

    This includes things like prescription costs, the cost of buying equipment to help in your rehabilitation, and the cost of private medical treatment if you have to ‘go private’.

  • Travel expenses

    That could be, for instance, taxis or public transport to hospital appointments.

  • Damaged clothing and personal items

    Sometimes, personal belongings and clothing can be damaged in an accident. You may be able to claim for these too.

  • Interim payments

    Interim payments may be available in certain circumstances. We understand that an accident can cause financial hardship to the injured person and their family. Our solicitors will always try to secure interim payments where needed.

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    No win, no fee service

    Our panel of solicitors offer a no win, no fee service. This simply means that if you don’t win your claim, there will be no cost to you.
    Customers typically pay a success fee out of the compensation awarded to cover their legal costs. This will always be agreed with your solicitors upfront.
    If you would like to know more about your available options, we’re here to help. It’s free to talk to us – and there’s no pressure to start a claim.

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