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Slips Trips and Falls in Supermarkets

Slips Trips and Falls in Supermarkets

Every year, we hear about more and more slips trips and falls in supermarkets taking place here or there. Now-a-days, most of us are replacing our corner shops with weekly groceries coming from supermarkets in the nearby area. Not only groceries but we can also buy clothes, electrical goods, furniture and even insurance policies from the supermarkets, and all other items of human wants and needs. There are a large number of people employed in the supermarkets so that they can run smoothly but apart from that, the space of the supermarket get so congested that it leads to many people slipping, tripping or falling flat on the floor. This situation may lead to various injuries and shop accidents which are bad for the reputation of the supermarket as well as for the employees working in it. It is the responsibility of the staff members to keep the supermarket as clean as possible and not arrange the items in such a way that the space becomes extremely congested and over-crowded. Some of the causes of these accidents in the supermarkets include:

  • Wet floors and spills
  • Cracks on sidewalks
  • Loose railings of the staircase
  • Negligent security
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Ice, snow and other issues related to weather

There are various factors that may lead to slips trips and falls in supermarkets such as obstructions left on the walkways, spillages on the floor, uneven paving or stairways and inadequate lighting system. Any of these causes can lead the customers suffering from serious injuries like back injuries, broken or fractured bones, spinal cord or head damage and knee or leg injuries. In case of such shop accidents, it is the responsibility of supermarket owners to repair the defective elements and work the best for the safety of the customers. They must realise that it is their duty to take care of their customers and as soon as they enter into their premises, it is their job to care for your well being. Therefore, before entering into the premises of the supermarket, make sure that:

  • The floor is dry and clean.
  • The spillages are cleaned straight away.
  • The items of the store are stuffed safely.
  • Level changes and slopes are adequately marked.
  • Suitable lighting system is ensured.
  • Effective safety procedures are organised.
  • Risk assessments are carried out.

All the rules and regulations of consumer safety are adequately followed.

Injury claims vary in complexity but it is always advisable to use a solicitor to ensure that the claim is properly presented and all areas of possible compensation are included.

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The information in this article is designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

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