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No Win No Fee Supermarket accident claims.
If you are injured in an accident occurring in a shop or supermarket that was the owner’s fault, you are entitled to make a claim, usually under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, against the shop or supermarket’s Public Liability insurance.
Every shop or supermarket owes their customers a duty of care and so- they are obliged to keep you reasonably safe, and if they fail in that duty, and you are injured as a result, you can make a claim for personal injury compensation.
MG Legal’s specialist personal injury solicitors accept all shop and supermarket personal injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis, with no financial risk to you, our injured client.
What are the main causes of supermarket personal injury claims?
Shops and supermarkets today sell a wide range of items which require a variety of different shelving, storage and methods to move them. Because of this, they can present a wide range of potential hazards that can lead to a personal injury. Whilst the most common type of incident is a slipping incident (around 30%) If you've been injured in the last three years because a supermarket failed to do any of the following, then you may be able to make a claim:
Remove hazards or spillages quickly
• Signpost hazards or spillages
• Maintain structures, or equipment that could cause you harm
• Keep the environment safe and free from contamination
Supermarkets are extremely busy places, and if spillages are not removed quickly, wet floor signs are not put in place, or the shelving is not suitable, then there are a surprising variety of ways you can be injured, whilst in store. Some of these include:
• Slipping on wet floors or spilled liquids
• Tripping over poorly placed stock, discarded boxes or defective shelving
• Injuries caused by items or fixtures falling from a height
• Falls in stairways due to poor lighting, lack of handrails, inadequate
maintenance or cleaning
• Muscular injuries or falls caused by broken trolleys
• Cuts and similar injuries caused by sharp surfaces
• Injury caused by heavy or “automatic-closing” doors, such as freezer
• Electrocution from poorly maintained lighting or other equipment
• Crush injuries caused by inattentive staff moving large items of stock
• Tripping injuries caused by poorly maintained car parks
• Assault, by employees of the store
If you have been involved in an incident described above, or have sustained a personal injury whilst shopping that you believe was the shop’s fault, contact MG Legal for a free-of-charge discussion about your incident. If we believe you have a claim, we can get it started the same day on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to you.
Is the shop or supermarket always responsible for my safety?
In short, yes, they are because you are an invited visitor to their premises and so, under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, they owe you a duty of care to keep you reasonably safe. Other legal obligations come into contact with this such as Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 which can have ‘cross-over’ between employees and shoppers and also a common law duty to take reasonable steps to protect members of the public. Worker safety is also covered under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, which requires employers to ensure the safety of all their workers. This goes beyond providing workers with personal protective equipment. Employers must also provide their employees with extensive training on good work practices and injury prevention.
What do I do if I am involved in a personal injury incident in a shop or supermarket?
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in such an incident, provided you are not seriously injured, we always recommend that you approach a member of staff to make sure a report is taken. If you can, take some photographs of the area or the item that caused the injury and ensure that you complete a full accident report with a supervisor or manager. Before signing any report or accident book, always check that the entry is accurate as this is often used as evidence later in your claim. It is also worth asking that the store saves any CCTV footage of the incident, as our local personal injury solicitors have used CCTV footage to win more than a claim or two, in the past. If anyone witnessed the incident, ask for their contact details so that your local personal injury solicitor at MG Legal can contact them and a witness statement can be taken if needed. Always look after your health and if in doubt, contact your GP or attend the local Emergency Department for treatment. Your medical records can be obtained and provided to any medical expert later in your claim. Contact MG Legal’s shop and supermarket personal injury claims specialists and we will get straight to work on your behalf.
How much is my supermarket fall claim worth?
When you make a personal injury claim for financial compensation after a slip, trip or fall in a supermarket, your claim will be made up of a number of different damages. Some of these, known as special damages, will be calculated based on your specific situation and circumstances. In terms of your compensation for pain and suffering, and the injuries alone, our solicitors have put together the below table outlining how much compensation you could receive.
Financial compensation available for injuries
Severe leg injuries after a supermarket fall
Less severe leg injuries after a slip on a supermarket fall
Severe arm injuries because of a supermarket floor slip
Severe shoulder injuries in a supermarket accident
Moderate shoulder injuries because of a supermarket accident
How long does shop or supermarket personal injury compensation claim take to settle?
Shop and supermarket personal injury compensation claims can take from weeks from months, to settle. Every personal injury claim is different, and the length of time to settlement, depends upon the injuries sustained. For minor injuries such a bruising, or soft tissue injuries to the back, neck or shoulders, an initial settlement offer could be received in a number of weeks. For more serious injuries to the head, brain or spine, resulting in paraplegia, tetraplegia or other permanent debilitating injuries, medical reports from up to five practitioners would be required, from orthopaedic surgeons, to occupational therapists, and, in order to ensure that any medical report accurately reflects the nature and longevity of the injury you have sustained in the shop or supermarket, each report is obtained over a period of months, in order that our clients receive the maximum amount of money for their personal injury compensation claim.
Rest assured that MG Legal’s expert personal injury solicitors will get your claim to its’ conclusion as swiftly as possible, whilst ensuring that you receive the best possible settlement, as it is not possible to come back for an increased settlement later.
All personal injury claims are settled on what is known as a “full and final” basis which means that once the claim is closed, it cannot be reopened later on, which makes it absolutely vital that you have the expertise of MG Legal’s experienced personal injury specialists in your corner.
Who pays my legal fees if I am injured in an accident in a shop or supermarket?
MG Legal’s expert shop or supermarket personal injury claims solicitors believe that if access to justice should not entail up-front costs, legal jargon, and confusing conversations with fussy solicitors who don’t live in the real world. So, if you have suffered a personal injury whilst shopping, as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you should not have to pay up front legal costs to get access to justice. MG Legal are proud to say that our expert personal injury solicitors accept all personal injury claim on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to our clients.
Will my supermarket injury claim be No Win No Fee?
If MG Legal accept your supermarket injury claim, we will do so on a No Win No Fee basis, so there is no financial risk to you, in your time of need. From your very first contact with our personal injury solicitors at MG Legal, we will make sure that your mind is put at rest, and full advice will be given not just on the strength of your claim, but how your personal injury claim is funded.
We are qualified personal injury solicitors, with a combined experience of over 30 years in making personal injury claims against shops and supermarkets. When you contact MG Legal, and we accept your claim, our no win no fee agreement takes the financial risk out of making a claim against the supermarket, and if you don't win your case, we do not get paid’ so you can rest assured that we leave no stone unturned as we pursue the negligent supermarket for personal injury compensation. When you instruct the personal injury solicitors at MG Legal, you can rest assured that there will be no upfront costs, or hidden fees, and you will receive out utmost attention until your personal injury claim is concluded.
Why choose MG Legal for my shop or supermarket personal injury compensation claim?
With all personal injury claims taken on a No Win No Fee basis, and a team of personal injury solicitors with a success rate for accepted claims, in excess of 99%, if you choose MG Legal’s expert personal injury solicitors to pursue your claim for personal injury, arising out of a trip, slip, fall or any other injury in a shop or supermarket, then you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. Our solicitors fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve, and can request interim compensation payments if you have suffered lost earnings, or medical expenses, as a result of your shop or supermarket personal injury accident.