Slip In Supermarket Claims – How To Seek Compensation

This guide will provide information on making claims after a slip in a supermarket. We will discuss the amount of compensation that you could be entitled to receive. Also, we will explain the conditions for a successful slip and fall personal injury claim.

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Slip in supermarket claims guide

You must prove that someone else’s negligence caused your injury to be eligible to claim compensation for a slip, trip and fall accident. For clarification, negligence is the breach of a duty of care. A duty of care may be owed in certain situations such as at work or in a public place. Failure to uphold a duty of care could lead to accidents in a public place or workplace accidentsAs such, a supermarket accident could affect both employees and members of the public.

Read on for more information regarding supermarket injury claims. Alternatively, please contact our helpful team of advisors to make an enquiry. They are available 24/7 and can provide further clarification on anything of which you’re unsure about your potential claim.

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  1. Can I Make Slip In Supermarket Claims?
  2. What Is A Slip Accident?
  3. Examples Of Supermarket Accidents
  4. Payouts For Slip In Supermarket Claims
  5. Could I Get A No Win No Fee Agreement?
  6. More Information About Slip In Supermarket Claims

Can I Make Slip In Supermarket Claims?

To claim, you must prove that your injury resulted from negligence. As mentioned, negligence involves a third party breaching their duty of care. The following parties may owe you a duty of care:

  • Employer:  accident at work, Your employer’s duty of care is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. It explains your employer’s responsibility to take reasonable steps to remove or reduce the risk of any known hazards in the workplace. This can include providing proper training and carrying out regular maintenance the workplace environment to keep their employees safe. However, they might fail to do so leading to you slipping on stock in the delivery room and sustaining a broken arm.
  • Occupier: The person or body responsible for the space owes you a duty of care. The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 outlines the expectations to keep public spaces safe for members of the public to visit. However, they might fail to do so causing you to sustain a head injury after a slip on a spill in a supermarket as a customer.

You may ask yourself, “what should I do after a slip, trip and fall accident?” Firstly, you should seek medical attention for your injuries. Next, you should gather evidence of the negligence that caused the injury. You could collect: 

  • Photographic evidence
  • CCTV footage
  • A copy of your accident at work report, workplaces with 10 or more employees should have one of these to keep a record of accidents 
  • Witness contact details which can be used to gather a witness statement at a later date
  • Medical reports

Finally, to make slip in supermarket claims, we recommend seeking legal advice. Contact us to find out how a personal injury solicitor from our panel could benefit your claim. 

Slip Accident Statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) compiles useful workplace accident statistics based on employer reports made under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). The statistics show that:

  • 51,211 employees were non-fatally injured at work. 
  • 16,698 of these injuries resulted from slips, trips and falls.

What Is A Slip Accident?

Slip accidents can occur for various reasons, such as when there is an unmarked spillage on the floor. A slip can also be followed by a fall or collision with another object, resulting in physical and psychological injuries of varying severity.

Some injuries such as bruising, scratches and sprains may be minor. However, you could suffer more severe injuries like broken bones. Struggling with pain and discomfort can leave you feeling isolated. Furthermore, you may be left unable to attend social events or go to work. 

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation by making claims after a slip in supermarket. Call us to find out more.

Examples Of Supermarket Accidents

A slip accident could occur in a supermarket for various reasons.

For example, a customer slips on a wet floor in the freezer aisle and breaks their ankle. A faulty freezer leaking water caused the slippery floor. The supermarket’s owner has previously been made aware of the hazard but has not provided signage or carried out repairs in due time. This is negligence. Therefore, the customer may be able to claim compensation for their injuries. 

Alternatively, you may have been an employer working in the stock room organising a recent delivery. Your employer may have failed to provide you with adequate manual handling training. As a result, you may have tripped over after failing to create a clear path for yourself, something that should have been highlighted in training.

Have you been injured in a supermarket caused by third-party negligence? Contact us to find out how to make claims after a slip in a supermarket.

Payouts For Slip In Supermarket Claims

There are two different heads that may make up personal injury settlements; special and general damages. On the one hand, special damages account for financial losses caused by the injury, both past and future. Whereas general damages compensate you for the impact of physical and mental injuries, taking into consideration how they affect your quality of life. 

To value general damage amounts for different injuries, legal professionals can refer to the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), published in April 2022. The figures, included in the table below, are based on previous cases but should only be used as a guide because solicitors will consider other factors as well. 

InjuryDetailsAmount of Compensation
Brain Damage (a)Very severe: The person will need full-time nursing care and will experience other issues.£282,010 to £403,990
Brain Damage (e)The brain damage will have been minimal, if there was any at all.£2,210 to £12,770
Wrist Injury (a)The injury causes total loss of function in the wrist.£47,620 to £59,860
Wrist Injury (b)The injury will leave some useful movement of the wrist. However, there will be significant permanent disability. £24,500 to £39,170
Severe Ankle Injury (b)An injury that requires an extensive amount of treatment and causes a significant residual disability such as severe difficulty walking.£31,310 to £50,060
Modest Ankle Injury (d)Less serious injuries such as minor fractures, sprains and ligament damage. Up to £13,740
Moderate Back Injury (b) (ii)Injury such as damage to soft tissue, ligaments and muscles that lead to backache or the worsening of pre-existing back problems. £12,510 to £27,760
Moderate Foot Injury (f)Injuries such as metatarsal fractures that result in continuing symptoms and deformity. £13,740 to £24,990
Serious Shoulder Injury (b)Injuries such as a dislocated shoulder with additional damage that causes pain in the shoulder, neck and elbow. £12,770 to £19,200
Less Serious Leg Injury (c) (iii)Simple soft tissue injuries or a fracture of the tibia or fibula.Up to £11,840

Furthermore, you can also claim back any financial losses under special damages, such as: 

  • Care costs- For example, medical care, domestic care and childcare.
  • Loss of earnings – Both past and future.
  • Travel – If you have to pay to travel to medical appointments. 
  • Housing adjustments – For example, if your injury leaves you with a physical disability, you may have to make changes to your home.   

It is important to note that you must provide evidence of any financial losses. Therefore you could keep travel tickets, bank statements or payslips. 

Contact our team if you would like more advice regarding the payouts for slip in supermarket claims.  

Could I Get A No Win No Fee Agreement?

A No Win No Fee agreement allows you to fund legal representation. There are many types including a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). The solicitors from our panel can work under a CFA which generally means you won’t pay for your solicitor’s services if your claim fails. 

On the other hand, a successful claim will see you pay a small percentage of the awarded compensation. This is known as a success fee and is legally capped. 

Our panel of personal injury solicitors can offer to represent your case under a CFA, if your claim meets the relevant criteria. Contact our team of advisors for an assessment of your claim. 

Speak With Our Advisors About Making Slip In Supermarket Claims

It is important to begin your claim as soon as possible to ensure you are within the personal injury claims time limits laid out by the Limitation Act 1980. This legislation states that you have three years from the date of the slip accident or from the day you connect your injuries to negligence. However, there are a few exceptions to these rules. You can speak with an advisor to find out more.

They can also discuss when claims after a slip in a supermarket could be made and answer any questions you might have.

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Writer Jess Orange

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