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Can I Claim for Accident at Co-op?

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If you have had an accident in The Co-op, then make a Co-operative accident claim with the team at Clearwater Solicitors! We have the skills and experience you need to succeed in your co-op accident claim and recover every penny you are entitled to.

Co-op accident claims

Accidents in the Co-operative Group’s premises can be caused by the company’s negligence, and when this is the case, injured parties can make a Co-op accident compensation claim. The Co-op must take every reasonable step to ensure its premises are safe for the public to use, and can find itself liable in Co-operative accident claims when it fails to do so.
Co-operative accident compensation claims generally involve one of the following factors:

–          Slips and trips

Wet floors, obstructions in walkways, spillages, leaks and uneven flooring can all lead to slips and trips in the Co-op.

–          Falling items

When shelves have been poorly stacked, items can fall on to customer’s heads or other body parts, causing a range of personal injuries. These can range from lacerations to brain injuries.

–          Collisions with vehicles

There are a number of different vehicles that can lead to accidents in the Co-op. These include staff and customers’ cars, trucks, pallet truck and trolleys. The Co-operative must ensure all of its vehicles are properly maintained and kept in a safe manner, and that vehicle and pedestrian traffic are kept separate.

–          Manual handing injuries

Generally, manual handling injuries are seen in industrial accident claims and accident at work claims against the Co-op, but they can also affect customers.

Make a Co-operative accident compensation claim

If you have been injured in a Co-op accident that wasn’t your fault, you can make a claim for compensation. You will not just be compensated for your pain, suffering and the impact the injury has had on your quality of life – you will also be recompensed for any financial losses you incurred.
You can improve your likelihood of success and increase the size of your Co-operative accident claim with the following tips:

–          Gather evidence to support your claim

Take photographs of the area you were injured in and record the details of any witnesses who saw your accident, including their name and contact number.

–          Report your accident to the Co-op

You can support your Co-op accident claim by reporting it to the supermarket and ensuring it is recorded in the store’s accident book.

–          Record your losses

If you keep a record of any financial losses you incurred due to the accident, you will be able to recover these expenses in your Co-op injury compensation claim.

–          Speak to Clearwater Solicitors

We have the skills and experience you need to succeed in your compensation claim and recover every penny you are entitled to, so why not contact us to support you in your injury claim against the Co-op? Simply call us on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to get in touch with us.

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