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Claiming for a Shop Accident

UK legislation has prescribed a duty of care for all shop owners. According to UK federal law, shop owners are liable to ensure safety of the areas in and around their shop that can be accessed by general public. All the retail outlets and shops have duty of care towards the buyers shopping in and around shop areas. UK federal laws have made it paramount for the shop owners to ensure safer surrounding of the shop otherwise they will have to deal with people claiming for a shop accident. The most common type of shop accidents may include the following cases-

  • When the buyer slips on the floor or warehouse of the shop.
  • When a manufacturing good inside the shop falls at the head of buyer due to negligence of shop owner.
  • An accident can also happen when the buyer falls on manufacturing goods that are stuffed negligently by the shop owner in the walking area in and around the shop.

A shop owner can be sued for ignoring duty of care by not warning the customers regarding potential risks such as wet stairs and floors that can lead to slip. If you have also incurred any injury while shopping then you can consult a professional injury solicitor so as to sue the negligent shop owner for compensation. The professional lawyer can guide you over important issues such as how much time will be spend in the court proceedings for getting compensation. The professional can also guide you on how much compensation you can get for the injury. The amount of compensation depends highly on the severity of injury and the extent of negligence from the shop owner’s side.

It is important to file the compensation case within three years of the incurrence of injury as after three years the compensation claim case becomes invalid and you will lose your entitlement to get compensation. It is important to sue the negligent shop owner with the help of a solicitor as a solicitor can present your case properly in the court of law. The professional injury solicitor is well familiar with the federal laws and can guide you while you are claiming for a shop accident. While claiming for a Shop Accident, you can ask compensation for all the loses incurred in the accident, that may include, compensation for damaged cloths, physical injuries, pain and loss of wages due to getting injured and incapable of working.

Work Accident Claim
Mr W was working as an electrician in a poorly lit cellar when he fell onto breeze blocks left by the contractor. He suffered a knee injury that prevented him from pursuing his dream of setting up a business on his own. Mr W was awarded £57,000.00
"I would give the money back today not to have had this accident, but I felt in safe hands with my Solicitor."
Mrs W of Portsmouth