Compensation won for accident in DIY store

If you have an accident while out shopping you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.

Most shoppers do not realise that they may have legal grounds for a personal injury claim for compensation under such circumstances. They just dismiss it as an unfortunate accident.

While it may have been an accident, according to the law and advice from the Health and Safety Executive, all shops, restaurants and public venues have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for their visitors and clients.

Despite taking all possible precautions, everyday across the UK people get injured as a result of slips, trips and falls whilst out doing their shopping. A fall anywhere can be distressing enough, and when it happens outside the home, it can be extremely embarrassing as well.

If you slip, trip or fall while shopping, there are two things you should do immediately. The first is to get the names and phone numbers of the other shoppers who may have seen what happened and the second is to try and determine what caused it. These two steps are very important and will help you when you pursue your legal entitlements.

At Treadstone Law “Mrs B” came to see us after she had been injured while looking at a barbeque in B&Q. The heavy lid came crashing down on her fingers, causing great discomfort and injury.

B&Q denied liability for this event and were not prepared to make any offer of settlement.

As a result we took the case to a full trial at Court, and the Judge found in our favour, ordering B&Q to pay her compensation.

Our team of expert personal injury lawyers have years of experience successfully claiming against large shops and retailers. We will give you clear and straightforward advice at every stage of your claim. Our expert help will mean you won’t have to worry about any of the legal complexities involved.

If you’ve been injured and believe this not to be your fault, please contact us for friendly advice on the best course of action. Call 0161 685 0070 or use the form below.


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