9th June 2015
If you have decided to make a compensation claim following a personal injury then you may be wondering where to…
If you’ve been injured in an accident at Selfridges, just contact the team at Clearwater Solicitors to find out if we could help you make a Selfridges compensation claim! Simply dial 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to find out what we could do for you.
Selfridges is a high-end department store that sees hundreds of visitors every day, and with these high levels of footfall, Selfridges accident claims occasionally occur. The company is legally required to take all reasonably practicable steps to prevent accidents from occurring in any of its stores, and when it is negligent towards this duty and this negligence leads to an accident, the company can be liable in personal injury claims. Selfridges is also responsible for its managers and employees and is liable for injuries caused by their negligence. While slips and trips in Selfridges represent the majority of compensation claims against the company, manual handling injuries, injuries caused by falling objects and a range of other factors can also lead to employees or customers suffering injuries.
A 73-year-old grandmother was shopping in Selfridges’ flagship store in London’s Oxford Street. She took her children into the Santa’s Grotto – which was run by Melbry Events – and were posing for a photograph when the accident happened. One of Santa’s elves asked the grandmother to step backwards, and as she did, she tripped over a bauble, breaking her leg. She required major surgery to repair the injury, which included adding screws and plates into her leg.
It was determined that Santa and the elf should have ensured that slip and trip hazards did not exist in the grotto and that Melbry Events was responsible for the injury. While the overall value of the Selfridges accident compensation claim was not divulged, it is thought to be around £30,000.
If you want to make a Selfridges accident compensation claim, speak to Clearwater Solicitors today and receive clear, honest advice. There are a number of ways you can support your claim and increase the size of your settlement – these include:
– Take photographs of where the accident happened and what caused it
– Take down the names and contact details of witnesses to the accident
– Report the accident to Selfridges and ensure they record your report in their accident book
– Ask for a copy of this report
– Visit a doctor or go to hospital and have your injuries assessed
– Keep a record of any financial losses you incurred as a result of the accident, such as medical bills and lost wages
Clearwater Solicitors are ready to give you the skilled, professional representation you need to succeed in your Selfridges compensation claim, so you can rest assured your case is in good hands when you get in touch with us. Call us on 08000 430 430 to speak with an advisor, or fill in our online enquiry form to request a call back.
Disclaimer – The information in the case study is not legal advice and should not be construed as such. The case study is for information purposes only, to help illustrate to our potential clients the type of claims Clearwater Solicitors can help them with. Clearwater Solicitors has not represented client(s) in the case study unless stated otherwise.