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Compensation Claim for Slipping on Lettuce in an Asda Supermarket

I want to make a compensation claim for slipping on lettuce in an Asda supermarket and fracturing my hip. Can you tell me how I can do this please?

Before a compensation claim for slipping on lettuce in an Asda supermarket can be initiated, your case will need to be investigated to establish whether — under the circumstances — the presence of lettuce on the floor constituted a failure in the duty of care by the supermarket manager. It must also be proven that a member of the supermarket staff caused the accident through negligence, such as failing to remove the lettuce from the floor in a reasonable time frame.

Slipping on lettuce in Asda supermarket

Slipping on lettuce in Asda supermarket

This investigative stage of claiming injury compensation for slipping on lettuce in Asda involves taking statements from eye witnesses to the accident, speaking to members of staff concerned and obtaining your medical records and other documentation to support of your case.

You are under no obligation to use a personal injury solicitor to pursue a compensation claim for slipping on lettuce in an Asda supermarket, although it is strongly advisable for claims for slips and falls on produce in a supermarket. In many cases, a slip and fall on lettuce in a supermarket can result in compensation being awarded, but claims of this nature can be complicated. The assistance provided by a personal injury solicitor can make an important difference to the likelihood of the claim succeeding in addition to whether the full entitlement to compensation is awarded.

One of the main problems with claims for slips and falls on produce in a supermarket is whether the supermarket manager can be held responsible for the slip and fall. Although the floor should be kept clean, it may have been unreasonable under the circumstances to have expected the staff to have identified the hazard and removed it in time to prevent your accident. The duty of care owed to you by the supermarket manager is not absolute, and the law only requires all ‘reasonable actions’ to be taken by the supermarket manager to prevent accidents from occurring in the store.

Whether you will be entitled to claim injury compensation for slipping on lettuce in Asda is likely to depend on the length of time the lettuce had been on the floor prior to your accident. If the slip and fall on lettuce in a supermarket was captured by the store’s security cameras, it may be possible to obtain the data of the aisle to determine the length of time the hazard had been present as well as the general state of cleanliness of the floor. Cleaning records from the store can also be useful to establish whether sufficient actions were taken to ensure the safety of customers.

If you allow a solicitor to prepare your case, all available evidence will be collected to establish whether the store manager was negligent under the circumstances. If a claim is possible, you will be advised about the next steps in the claim process in addition to being told the amount of compensation that you should be entitled to claim.