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Claim for Slipping on Rubbish Left on the Floor in a Supermarket

Can you tell me if I can make a claim for slipping on rubbish left on the floor in a supermarket? The shop floor is often full of rubbish in the morning, and last week I slipped on plastic on the floor and twisted my ankle.

You should be entitled to make a claim for slipping on rubbish left on the floor in a supermarket, provided your injury was severe enough for you to have sought medical attention. An accident must also have resulted from a failure in a duty of care and negligence of the supermarket manager or the staff) in order for compensation for slipping on plastic wrapping in a supermarket to be claimed, although from your question it would appear that this was the case.

Rubbish on the Floor in Supermarket

Rubbish on the Floor in Supermarket

If the supermarket floor was routinely left in a poor state of cleanliness, it suggests that the supermarket manager has been regularly breaching the duty of care owed to the store’s customers and has been negligent for allowing trip and slip hazards to remain on the floor after the shelves have been replenished.

The supermarket manager should ensure that all aisles are clean and free from hazards before the store is opened for business. While the manager is not legally obliged to remove all items from the floor – the duty of care owed to customers is not absolute – all reasonable efforts should be made to ensure that the store is kept ‘reasonably safe’. If plastic wrappings and empty boxes were left on the floor, it is highly probable that this contravened health and safety regulations and placed customers at an unacceptable risk of tripping, slipping and falling.

Even though there appears to have been routine breaches of health and safety regulations in the supermarket, you should seek legal advice about making a claim for a slip and fall on rubbish in a supermarket. Evidence of negligence must be collected to support your claim for a slip and fall on rubbish in a supermarket, the extent of your injuries must be established and compensation amounts need to be accurately calculated.

A solicitor is in the best position to make formal access requests to release CCTV camera data under the Data Protection Act (1998) to demonstrate the state of cleanliness of the store and will take witness statements and collect documentation to support your case, as well as to arranging for your injuries to be assessed by an expert doctor. With a solicitor assisting with the preparation of your claim for compensation for slipping on plastic wrapping in a supermarket it should be possible to build a strong case against the supermarket.

Not only will a claim for slipping on rubbish left on the floor in a supermarket enable you to receive recompense for your pain suffering and losses, but it will also ensure that action is taken by the supermarket’s head office against the management at a supermarket to prevent other customers from being injured in accidents at the store.