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I tripped over a cable in a supermarket – can I claim compensation?

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If you have tripped over a cable in a supermarket, contact Clearwater Solicitors to make a claim for compensation! We can help you recover every penny you deserve for your personal injuries, giving you the specialist, skilled representation you need in your supermarket compensation claim. Just call us on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form for more information.

Claim compensation for tripping over cables in supermarkets

Supermarkets have a duty of care towards their customers and must take all reasonably practicable steps to prevent slips and trips. This involves considering how to safely use electrical items to ensure the public do not trip over cables.Trips over cables in supermarkets frequently occur as a result of improper cleaning procedures. Cleaning staff may use electrical equipment when vacuuming or when cleaning floors, but the cables this equipment uses can create tripping hazards and lead to personal injury compensation claims.

There are a number of ways trips over cables in supermarkets can be prevented. Cleaners can use electrical equipment when the supermarket is closed, or can close off aisles and prevent public access if they must clean during opening hours.Cleaners should also be aware of strategies that can reduce the risk of trips over cables. These include using the nearest electric outlet to the area being cleaned, keeping the length of cables short, and running cables along the side of the wall instead of across walkways.Training, supervision and proper management systems should ensure that nobody ever trips over a cable due to a supermarket’s negligence. If a company has failed to ensure the safety of its customers and you trip over a cable as a result, you may be able to make a supermarket accident compensation claim.

Making a supermarket accident claim after tripping over cables

You have the right to recover any losses you faced as a result of a supermarket that wasn’t your fault, and receive compensation for your pain and suffering. You can increase your likelihood of succeeding in your compensation claim with the following tips:

–          Collect evidence

Evidence that could support your compensation claim include photographs of the cable you tripped over, witness statements, and records of your injuries held in the supermarket’s accident book. You should also keep records of your losses, such as any medical bills or lost wages, and speak to a doctor about your injuries. This evidence could help you succeed in your compensation claim and increase the size of your eventual settlement.Supermarkets and insurance companies can defend compensation claims vigorously, but collecting evidence will allow you to counter these defences and prove that you suffered a personal injury due to the company’s negligence.

–          Contact Clearwater Solicitors

Clearwater Solicitors have the skills and experience you need to succeed in your supermarket accident claim and to receive every penny you deserve. Simply call us on 08000 430 430 to speak with us today, or fill in our online enquiry form to request a call back.

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