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Accidents in petrol stations

About accidents in petrol stations

Is it the occupier’s responsibility to ensure the safety of anyone visiting the petrol stations. There is a range of things that they must do to enforce reasonable safety to all visitors. Our experienced solicitors will help you with your accident in petrol station claims. Under the Occupier’s Liability act of 1957, it is the occupier’s responsibility to ensure the safety of their visitors to a reasonable standard, if they fail to do so, visitors can be exposed to a range of dangers, leading to accidents and therefore injuries.

Types of accidents in the petrol station

There is a range of accidents that can occur in a petrol station. Because of the nature of the premises, a range of health and safety standards must be enforced to ensure the safety of the visitors. The most common ones include:

  • Slips, trips and falls are very common cases in petrol stations. Hazards such as petrol leaks from the pumps can pose a danger to other vehicles and pedestrians. Pump leads, if not secured properly can also be a serious tripping hazard.
  • Burn hazards are also a risk, as petrol is a highly hazardous and flammable liquid. If it spills it can pose a huge risk to anyone, any spillages should be handled and taken care of in a good time.
  • Falling objects on shelves can pose big hazards to anyone. Most petrol stations nowadays are equipped with shops, if objects within the shops pose any hazards, it can lead to accidents.
  • Car accidents in the petrol station can also occur. Because of the high number of vehicles that appear in such a small area, the risk of a car accident, or a motor and pedestrian accident is high. These can either be caused by careless behaviour or poor signage around the petrol station. If the occupier of the petrol station fails to keep their visitors to the safest possible standard, by not visibly labelling hazards or giving clear instructions, an accident can occur.

We advise that these are just some popular examples of accidents in the petrol station, if you have been in any sort of accident, and therefore experienced an injury because of it, you may be eligible to claim for compensation.

Occupiers duty of care to visitors

It is always the occupier’s duty of care to ensure the safety of their visitors, there is a range of things that the occupier of the premises can do to decrease the chances of an accident occurring in the workplace. These include:

  • Carrying out regular health and safety checks around the premises of the petrol station.
  • Enforcing regular maintenance checks of any equipment, such as the gas pumps, ensuring that they work without further issues. If any issues are detected it is their responsibility to handle them in a good time and to the best possible standard.
  • Carrying out necessary risk assessments to detect any issues in the premises and taking care of them in a good time in the best possible manner.
  • Training staff on how to enforce any health and safety procedures to avoid hazards from happening in the workplace.

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

If you have been injured or hurt in a petrol station, 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 higher compensation, and the more evidence you can provide the more likely you are to receive 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 case in the most professional manner, allowing you to feel comfortable sharing 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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