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 want to make a Tesco accident claim, speak to Clearwater Solicitors to get started! Just call 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to speak with our personal injury solicitors, and receive the specialist and professional assistance you need to succeed in your claim.
Like all other retailers, Tesco has a duty of care towards the public and its employees, and is legally obliged to take every reasonable step to ensure their wellbeing. This will involve completing risk assessments, investigating accidents at Tesco, setting up proper management systems and maintaining a clean, hazard-free property. This responsibility does not simply apply in-store – any real estate owned by Tesco should be maintained so it is safe for the public. This means Tesco is responsible for trips over potholes in its car parks, road accidents caused by poorly-maintained vehicle routes and any other personal injury caused by its negligence.
Tesco is the UK’s largest supermarket chain and is exceptionally successful. As it owns so many properties and is so popular, it sees a large proportion of supermarket accident claims. This vast portfolio does not reduce its liability if someone suffers a personal injury on its premises, and every Tesco store must have systems in place to ensure the safety of the public. When Tesco fails in this regard and it leads to a personal injury, it can be liable in Tesco accident compensation claims.
Compensation claims against Tesco will be dealt with by the company’s public liability insurance, or employers’ liability insurance in the event of workplace accidents involving employees. This insurer will defend itself against compensation claims and try to minimise the size of any final payout, so you should speak to personal injury solicitors before accepting any settlement.
A range of different factors can lead to personal injuries in Tesco, including:
Slips and trips represent the most common type of personal injury in retailers, leading to broken bones, sprains, cuts and soft tissue damage.
– Falling items
Falling items in Tesco can land on customers and cause abrasions or serious injuries. Shelves must be stacked so items do not pose a danger to the public.
– Manual handling
While staff at Tesco have a higher risk of suffering from manual handling injuries than the public, Tesco’s negligence can still lead the public to suffer personal injuries caused by manual handling.
– Moving vehicles
Tesco can be liable for motor vehicle accidents and collisions with vehicles on its premises. Staff may use vehicles to move objects out of warehouses and injure the public, or accidents can occur when public traffic routes and pedestrian routes are not properly separated.
If you have been injured in an accident at Tesco, then just call Clearwater Solicitors to make a claim for compensation. We have the skills and experience you need to succeed in your Tesco accident claim. Call 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to get in touch with us.