Supermarket Or Shop Accident

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Supermarkets are important part of modern life, most people in UK and the western world visits supermarkets on a regular basis to purchase food and drink. Although supermarkets are places where accidents are not expected, but unfortunately there are many scene of accidents in the UK each year. Many of these accidents are very minor, with no physical injuries. In fact many accidents that occur in supermarkets throughout the country will not even be reported. However, many accidents do result in injury to the innocent victim.

There are a number of different types of shops or supermarket accident.

Tripping Accidents:
There may be a defect in a floor way, car park or packing materials or other hazards left lying around. There may be worn or damaged floor covering material such as door mats.

Slipping Accidents:
Slips can be caused by spills, unsatisfactory cleaning procedures or leaks from freezers or refrigerated units.

Falling Objects:
Improperly positioned signs or displays can fall on customers.

Accidents in Car Parks:
Supermarket car parks especially in cold weather may not be properly maintained and gritted. Slipping accidents are common.


You should always make sure the accident has been reported to the store and they have a record of what happened taking note of the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses.

Special health and safety provisions give additional protection for employees. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 provide that every traffic route or floor has to be properly maintained, have no hole or be uneven or slippery. The floor must be properly maintained and kept free from obstructions. If you work for a supermarket or shop and have an accident and can show the company hasnt complied with these Health and Safety Regulations you will have a claim against the stores insurers.

If you have suffered from an accident in supermarket or shop you should go for a personal injury claim for an accident in a supermarket or other shop, you should contact a personal injury solicitor for some initial advice. If you are successful in making a supermarket accident compensation claim, you would be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, any treatment that you require and any loss of earnings that you have had from being unable to work.

Lawfordkidd is one of the Leading online claim specialists. They Provides direct help to the victims of accidents in UK. They have recovered over 7,000,000 in personal injury damages.


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Peter Petrelli is a freelance writer living in the UK. He regularly contributes articles for http://lawfordkidd.co.uk/, which can help you if you have suffered an accident or injury that was not your fault.

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This article was published on 2011/01/05