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Shop Accident Claims

Shops are perfectly safe places, but there are times when accidents can happen and take you by surprise.

If you have suffered injuries in a shop accident, consider seeking legal help because you may be entitled to claim for financial compensation.

Common Accidents

There are many types of accidents which can take place in a shop.  Given below are some examples of shop accidents which can give rise to compensation claims.

  • Slips on wet floors
  • Trips on uneven flooring
  • Trips over objects or obstructions on walkways
  • Being hit by falling objects
  • Slips or trips in the shop’s parking area
  • Injuries caused by sharp objects such as the edge of shelving

Preventing Shop Accidents

It is the responsibility of the owner or occupier of the shop to take measures to prevent accidents.  In shops, accidents mostly take place when risks are not addressed appropriately or when maintenance work is not carried out in a timely manner.

Having a good schedule of inspection in place will ensure that risks are identified and addressed.

Spillages and accumulation of water near shop entrances is quite common.  But, it is the duty of the owner or occupier to ensure that a proper method of cleaning is in place to prevent accidents.

In addition to all this, here are some more preventative measures that every owner or occupier must take in order to minimise shop accidents.

  • Fitting non-slip surfaces in areas which become wet easily.  These include shop entrances, toilets, etc.
  • Installing banisters and handrails in stairwells.
  • Providing good signage so that attention is drawn towards specific hazards.
  • Ensuring adequate lighting is installed near stairwells.

Making A Claim

If you are looking to make a claim for an injury that you sustained in a shop accident, it is essential to gather as much details and evidence as possible to prove your case.

These can include details of witnesses, photographic evidence, medical reports, etc.

Next, you must seek the services of experienced solicitors for legal advice.

At wincompensation.com, our solicitors are well equipped to handle your case on your behalf.  Whether it is seeking legal advice and bringing a claim, our solicitors can take care of everything on your behalf on a genuine no win no fee basis.

Feel free to speak to a member of our team by giving us a call on our telephone number.

Alternatively, you can fill in the quick claims form on our website and request a call back.

 

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