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I tripped on uneven flooring at a supermarket – can I claim?

A supermarket has a duty to ensure its premises are safe for the public to use. If it fails in this regard and you suffer a personal injury as a result, contact Clearwater Solicitors to make a personal injury claim. Call us on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to get started.

Uneven or poorly-maintained flooring is a factor in a huge number of supermarket trip injury compensation claims. While supermarkets offers see a huge amount of footfall and sell products that can create slip hazards, they still has the same duty of care towards their customers as any other retailer, and must ensure their flooring does not create trip hazards.

Supermarkets are not just responsible for the flooring within its stores – the surface of car parks and any other real estate owned by a supermarket must also be safe to walk on. Potholes and hazardous surfaces should be repaired, and should be inaccessible until they have been repaired.

Back injury claims are common following trips on uneven flooring, as are wrist injuries, leg injuries and bone fractures. The consequences of a trip can be very serious, with many people facing lifelong problems as a result. If the accident was due to the negligence of the supermarket, then victims can make a personal injury compensation claim and recover their losses.

Make supermarket accident compensation claims

If you have slipped over uneven or broken flooring in a supermarket, you can make a claim for your personal injuries. Staff, customers and the general public can all make compensation claims if they have been injured due to the supermarket’s negligence, and can recover any losses they faced as a result of the injury and be compensated for their pain and suffering.
You may be able to increase your likelihood of success if you do the following:

–          Collect evidence that shows you slipped on uneven flooring in the supermarket

You could take a photograph of the uneven flooring you tripped over and report the accident to the company, ensuring they record it in their accident book. Other supporting evidence could include the names and contact numbers of anyone who witnessed your accident, and medical reports detailing the extent of your personal injuries.Keeping records of your losses should increase the size of your compensation claim against the supermarket – you should be able to recover any losses you faced as a result of the injury.

–          Speak to Clearwater Solicitors

We have the skills and experience you need to succeed in a compensation claim against supermarkets, so you can recover every penny you are entitled to after tripping on uneven flooring and suffering an injury. Our dedicated team will give you the clear, professional and sympathetic guidance you need, as well as expert representation that should see you receive an excellent settlement.

For more information, or to find out how we could help you, just call us on 08000 430 430. Alternatively, request a call back by filling in our online enquiry form.