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Compensation for Falling in Sainsbury’s Supermarket

Am I eligible to claim for compensation for falling in Sainsbury’s supermarket?

You may be eligible to claim for compensation for falling over in Sainsbury’s supermarket if you can prove that the accident was the fault of a negligent third party – most likely a member of staff or management at the supermarket. You may be able to claim compensation if you can prove that your injury was brought about by a failure in the duty of care that the supermarket is obliged to uphold.

It is not uncommon for supermarket floor staff to leave boxes beside shelves after a large delivery has arrived. Leaving boxes lying around like this – especially at corners or in the middle of aisles – can create a hazard that is usually neither expected by a shopper or warned of by the type of signage erected when a floor is wet.

Collecting witness statements from other shoppers, who saw the accident, and photographing the scene would have been useful, although understandably may have been impossible given the nature of your injury. CCTV evidence of the incident may be available however. If you have not done so already you should make a report in the supermarket’s Accident Report Book. This, along with the CCTV evidence will prove useful if the supermarket denies liability for your injuries.

Visiting hospital as soon as an injury is sustained is of paramount importance to being awarded compensation, although considering the nature of your injury it is safe to assume that this is the case. You will be pleased to know that it may be possible for you to recoup the earnings which you are likely to miss out on through your claim for compensation for falling in Sainsbury’s supermarket. As well as that you may be reimbursed for any medical costs associated with your injury, and for other expenses related to your injury such as alternative travel costs, or in extreme cases, home alterations.

To learn more about whether or not you are entitled to compensation, speak with a personal injury claims solicitor at the first possible opportunity. A personal injury claims solicitor will be able to evaluate your claim for compensation for falling in a Sainsbury’s supermarket, and may be able to provide you with an estimate of how much compensation you may be awarded.