Have you slipped on something that should not have been on the floor whilst in a shop or supermarket? If so, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Supermarkets can be quite hazardous areas. Drinks or other products can be spilt causing a safety hazard, and it is therefore important for such premises to have regular inspections of the shop floor to prevent a risk of injury to customers and other visitors.
Anyone who is a visitor or customer on someone else’s premises can claim against the owner or occupier of the premises if they suffer an injury after a slipping accident which they do not believe to be their own fault.
Employees may also be able to make a claim if they suffer an injury after a slipping accident at work, which they do not believe to have been their own fault, as they are entitled to a safe working environment.
If the owners or occupiers of the premises in which you had the accident did not, have an appropriate system for checking the floor spillages, or clean up the spillage effectively when discovered, or did not have any warnings about a slippery floor, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation against them.
Similarly, employees should be provided with a safe place of work by their employers and if a worker suffers an injury because this responsibility is not met, then they may also have a claim against their employer. See the relevant section on ‘Accidents at Work’.
Contact Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors today for a free initial consultation, we will then investigate your claim – keeping you informed at all times and then with your approval arrive at the best possible outcome.
For more information contact our specialist Personal Injury lawyers on 01908 692769.
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