20th March 2020
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Question: I slipped over wet floors that had just been cleaned when I was shopping in Tesco. There was a warning sign but I didn’t notice it. Can I still make a compensation claim?
Answer: You may be able to make a compensation claim, but you should discuss the details of the incident with the team at Clearwater Solicitors. Call us on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will call you back as soon as possible.
Cleaning procedures in supermarkets can create health and safety risks, and Tesco is legally obliged to ensure its staff clean up mess and litter in a safe way that does not pose a risk to other employees or its customers. When Tesco or its cleaning staff are negligent towards this duty and people suffer an injury as a result of this negligence, then the victim can make a compensation claim against Tesco. Putting up warning signs is one way to minimise the risks involved in cleaning, but if people can still access the wet floors, it could be argued that Tesco was still negligent towards its duty of care. If you photographed the area the accident occurred in and the position of any warning signs, you can use this evidence to demonstrate the company’s negligence.
You can only claim compensation for slipping at Tesco if you suffered injuries in the accident, so you should go to the doctor to have your injuries examined by a professional. You should also report the accident to Tesco and ask them to record it in the store’s accident book. Tesco’s insurers may make an unsolicited offer to you after you report the accident, but you should not accept this until you have discussed your Tesco accident compensation claim with Clearwater Solicitors. Call us as soon as possible and we will give you the specialist assistance you need.
Just call us today on 08000 430 430 to speak with us, or fill in our online enquiry form and we will call you back as soon as possible.