Supermarket accidents are some of the most common accidents that happen in the UK each year. This is partly due to the sheer volume of customers that supermarkets receive each and every day. Co-op Supermarket used to be places were people just bought food and drink. However times have changed, and you can now go into your local supermarket and purchase a huge variety of items including garden furniture, clothes, video games and electrical items such as televisions and washing machines.
The most common type of accident that occurs in supermarkets is slips due to wet floors. The supermarket floor may be wet for a number of reasons, whether due to a spillage, a leak from a freezer, or because the floor has recently been cleaned. Whatever the reason may be, if you have slipped on a wet floor in a supermarket and have sustained a personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
To be entitled to make a supermarket accident compensation claim, the accident must have been caused due to the negligence of the supermarket. For example, using the wet floor example mentioned earlier, if the supermarket had taken all reasonable steps to warn people about the danger by putting up a suitable wet floor sign, you may not be entitled to claim compensation. However, if the floor had been left wet with no warning at all, it can then be said that the accident has been caused by the negligence of the supermarket, in which case a supermarket compensation claim may be possible.
If you are unfortunate to have such an accident, it is important that you report the accident to the manager of the supermarket. You should also make sure the accident is recorded in the accident book of the supermarket. If possible it would also be beneficial to any future personal injury compensation claim if you record the names and address of any witnesses, and take a photograph of the area.
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