Accidents in Supermarkets

About Accidents in supermarkets

It is the occupier’s responsibility to ensure the safety of anyone visiting their premises in supermarkets. Under the Occupier’s Liability act of 1957, the occupier of the premises must ensure that the visitors are always kept to a kept to a reasonably safe standard. There is a range of accidents that can occur in a supermarket exposing the visitors to a range of risks. If you have experienced an accident in a supermarket, and faces injuries due to it, we highly advise you contact Solicitors On Your Side now.

Most common accidents in supermarkets

Supermarkets can be very hazardous places to anyone visiting them, however the most common supermarket claims are slips, trips and falls, as so many things in supermarkets can be the cause of it. The most common supermarket claims include:

  • Slips, trips and falls most caused by spillages or fallen objects on the floor. It is the occupier’s responsibility to avoid trip hazards around the supermarket. Slips hazard such as spilled liquids can pose a huge hazard to anyone visiting stores. Things like wires pose trip hazards on the floor should also be taken care in a good time, reducing the chances of an accident.
  • Falling objects also pose a big danger to anyone visiting the supermarket premises, the isles in the supermarkets are stacked high, and anything that can pose a risk to visitors, such as hanging objects, products and decorations should be secured safely to reduce the risk of falling onto a customer.
  • Because of the variety of product in a supermarket, the risk of glass breaking and causing harm to the visitor is remotely high. Smashed glass should be cleaned up in a good time, to avoid dangerous accidents from occurring.
  • Any machinery that could pose as a danger to customers must be regularly maintained to reduce the chances of an accident happening in the supermarket, injuries from machinery aren’t common but when they do occur can result in some detrimental damage.

Occupiers duty of care

It is the occupier’s responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone visiting their premises, there is a range of people that can be the occupier of the property, these include:

Who is meant by the occupier?

  • The owner of the premises
  • The person has exclusive possession of the property
  • A person who has immediate right to use the property
  • Anyone who has property rights in the property, the manager of an establishment can be the occupier.
  • More than one person can be the occupier.

The occupier must ensure the safety of the visitors by enforcing a range of procedures to avoid any hazards on the premises. These include:

  • Adhering to the health and safety requirements.
  • Carrying out regular maintenance on any machinery that is used regularly, to avoid risks of accidents in the future.
  • Carrying out risk assessments, to determine any hazards and fixing them in a good time and in the best possible way to avoid hazards.

What should I do if I’ve been hurt in a supermarket?

If you have been injured or hurt in a supermarket, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now, so you can come out with the highest possible compensation for your case. We advise that all cases require an extent of evidence to help get a higher compensation, and the more evidence you can provide the more likely you are to receive a higher compensation. Evidence to include:

  • Pictures and videos
  • Access any CCTV footage if you can
  • Witness reports
  • Medical reports

How we can help

Our experienced solicitors in occupier’s liability will help you get the highest compensation for your case; we will help you gather any necessary evidence to help with your case. We will treat your individual case in the most professional manner, allowing you to feel comfortable to speak your story in the best possible way. If you have experienced an injury on public premises, we highly advise that you talk to one of our experienced solicitors, we will help you determine how much compensation you may get and how long the process will last.

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