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Injury Claim for Slipping on a Strawberry on the Floor in Asda

I have been told that it is possible to make an injury claim for slipping on a strawberry on the floor in Asda. How can I find out if I am entitled to compensation?

It is certainly possible to make an injury claim for slipping on a strawberry on the floor in Asda, although you are not automatically entitled to claim compensation for having slipped on a strawberry on the floor in Asda. Personal injury claims can only be made if the following criteria can be satisfied:

Slipping on discarded fruit on floor

Slipping on discarded fruit on floor

  • You must have sustained an injury in the accident
  • The injury must have been treated by a doctor
  • There must have been a duty of care owed to you
  • The duty of care must have been breached
  • The third party who owed you a duty of care must have been negligent

You are owed a duty of care by the supermarket manager when you visit the store, although this duty of care is not absolute. The supermarket manager — and the staff — cannot be expected to foresee and prevent all accidents from occurring in the store, and legally they are only bound to keep the store ‘reasonably safe’.

The presence of a single strawberry on the floor is unlikely to be considered to represent a breach in the duty of care if it had only just been dropped by a customer or member of staff filling the shelves. An injury claim for slipping on a strawberry on the floor in Asda would therefore only be possible if the strawberry had been present on the floor for an unacceptable amount of time.

Negligence is a legal term used to describe a lack of care regarding the safety of others which results in an accident occurring and an injury being sustained. If it can be established and proven that action should have been taken by the staff (under the circumstances) to prevent you from slipping and falling on a strawberry in Asda, the failure to act would be classed as negligence. Negligence must be proven before the right to claim compensation for slipping on a strawberry in an Asda supermarket can be confirmed, so it is not possible to tell you if a claim can be made from the information you have provided.

If you consult a personal injury solicitor and explain the circumstances under which you slipped on a strawberry on the floor in Asda, the injuries you sustained and the actions you took immediately after the accident, it should be possible to find out if a claim is possible; pending a full investigation of your case.

If evidence of negligence can be collected by a solicitor, it should be possible for you to recover compensation for slipping on a strawberry in an Asda supermarket for the pain and suffering caused, in addition to recouping any financial losses suffered due to the accident.