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Supermarket Accidents compensation claims
Supermarkets can be hazardous places where painful injuries can happen due to the negligence of supermarket owners or their staff. If you have suffered an injury while shopping at a supermarket due to their negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. At Primus Solicitors, our medical negligence experts can help you make a claim and get the compensation you deserve.
Supermarkets are required to follow safety regulations to keep their customers safe. However, if they fail to do so, you could suffer from injuries such as:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Fractured/broken bones.
- Finger injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
If you have suffered from any of these injuries, our specialist medical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.
At Primus Solicitors, we handle the majority of our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if you do not win your claim, you will not have to pay any legal costs. Our medical negligence claims solicitors in Manchester are highly experienced and can help you make a successful claim.
Before we take on your claim, we will establish if the shop owner or staff owed you a legal duty of care, which they breached due to their negligence. Shop owners have a duty of care towards their customers under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984.
If you have been injured in a supermarket in the last three years due to the negligence of owners or staff failing to remove hazards or spillages quickly and efficiently, put up easily visible warning signs of a hazard or spillage, properly maintain structures or equipment that could cause harm, keep the environment safe from contamination or follow safety practices set by the Health and Safety Executive, you could be eligible to make a claim.
After a supermarket accident, it is vital to provide evidence to show how the accident occurred, what injuries were sustained, and who was to blame. You can obtain a copy of the accident report form from the supermarket, as the owners are responsible for documenting all accidents that happen in their shop.
You could also take photos of the incident location and the cause of the accident. Additionally, obtaining contact details of any witnesses, photos of your injuries, and a medical report from where you received medical treatment will help us prove the extent of your injuries and ensure you receive the appropriate compensation.
Compensation for supermarket accident claims is usually split into two types of damages, and the compensation you receive is dependent on the severity of your injuries. General damages are compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced due to the negligence in your daily life, as well as any loss of amenities. Special damages are compensation for any financial losses such as loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, any home modifications, travel expenses associated with your medical care, etc.
For supermarket accident claims, you will usually have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. However, children have three years from the date of their 18th birthday to make a claim, meaning they have until they are 21 years old to claim for injuries from a supermarket accident.
You can also claim on behalf of your child before they are 18 years old as their litigation friend, particularly in cases where your child has suffered an injury, which means they do not have the mental capacity to represent themselves. In such cases, the time limit of 3 years will not be applied.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your supermarket accident claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.