Can I Claim for Accident at Bargain Store?
If you’ve been injured in an accident at a bargain store, you might be able to make a compensation claim! Contact Clearwater Solicitors today to find out about making a pound shop compensation claim and whether or not you are eligible to do so. Just dial 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to get started.
Pound shop accident claims
Although people are attracted to bargain stores because of the great prices they have and the no-frills shopping experience they offer, these businesses have exactly the same duty of care towards their staff and customers as every other retailer. This means they are legally obliged to take all reasonably-practicable steps to prevent accidents from happening in their stores and can be liable in compensation claims if they fail to do so.
When people claim compensation against a bargain store, their case is handled by the store’s insurers. These companies can fiercely defend compensation claims, so you will need to speak with skilled and experienced personal injury solicitors if you are to win in your case and recover all the money you deserve.
Some of the common forms of pound store accident claims seen by solicitors include:
Slips and trips in pound shops are very common, with fallen items, spilled food and drinks, obstructions in walkways and uneven flooring causing staff and customers to lose their footing and injure themselves.
– Manual handling injuries
When staff or customers lift up heavy objects without assistance or reach for items in difficult places, they can suffer manual handling injuries. Bargain shops can be liable for these injuries if it can be shown their negligence led to this injury.
– Falling items
Items can fall from shelves, poorly-fixed furnishings can fall out or topple over, and displays can collapse. These bargain store accidents can cause serious injuries to staff and customers.
Claiming compensation against a bargain store
If you want to make a compensation claim against a pound store, you will need to build up evidence to support your case. Some of the things you can do to improve your likelihood of success and recover all the money you deserve include:
– Take photographs
If you photograph the area your accident occurred in and the failings that led to your injuries, you may be able to demonstrate the bargain shop’s negligence.
– Collect witness statements
Gather the names and telephone numbers of anyone who witnessed the accident.
– Report the accident to the pound store
Ensure they record your report in the accident book, and ask for a copy of this report.
– See a doctor
You will need to be able to demonstrate that you suffered injuries if you are to make a bargain store compensation claim, so have your injuries recorded in your medical records.
– Retain evidence that details your losses
You can reclaim these losses in your pound store accident claim, so keep hold of wageslips, medical bills and receipts.
Clearwater Solicitors can give you the skilled, experienced representation you need to win your bargain store accident claim. Call us today on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to get started!
Our Claim Process
1: Contact our personal injury solicitors by calling 08000 430430 or complete an online enquiry form.
5: As soon as all the information/ documentation be collected we will submit a settlement proposed to the third party.
2: Our specialist team will obtain all the details about your accident and injury.
6: We will negotiate with the third party and obtain your instructions..
3: We will either post our information pack or visit you at home. Once we have received the signed documentation we will contact the third party.
7: You will receive your settlement cheque.
4: We will arrange a appointment with a medical expert who will provide a detailed report about the nature and extend of your injuries and how it has affected you.