20th March 2020
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Question: I tripped over uneven flooring in a clothes shop and hurt my toe badly. Can I make a compensation claim?
Answer: It sounds like you have the right to make a compensation claim against the shop – call Clearwater Solicitors for more information. Just dial 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to find out how we could help you.
Tripping accidents in shops are very common, and uneven flooring is a leading factor in these kinds of personal injury claims. Retailers should keep their premises well-maintained to reduce or eliminate the risk of tripping accidents – all businesses have a duty of care towards their employees and the general public, and must take all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of anyone who could be affected by their actions. Therefore, if you were injured tripping in a shop, you may be able to make a compensation claim, as the owner of the business or their employees may have behaved in a negligent fashion by failing to ensure flooring was safe for people to walk on. Access to uneven flooring should be blocked off until the problem is repaired, and repairs should be completed in a safe and prompt manner.
Some of the types of uneven floor that people trip over in shops include:
– Broken floor tiles
– Loose threshold strips at door entryways
– The edges of carpets and rugs
– Poorly maintained floors
– Potholes in car parks
– Loose carpeting
– Poorly laid flooring
If you managed to take a photograph of the floor you tripped on, or took down the contact details of any independent witnesses, then you can use this evidence to support your compensation claim. You should also report the accident to staff at the shop and ask them to record your report in the accident book.
Contact Clearwater Solicitors so we can help you in your tripping accident compensation claim and give you the high-quality representation you need to succeed in your case. Call us on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to get started.