Request a
Free Call Back

Common Causes of Shop Accidents

Nothing will compare the thrill and excitement of shopping in a supermarket but we must also accept that going out of our house and spending several minutes or even hours in a shop can pose some injury risks too. Shop accidents are the unplanned mishaps which not only hurt people but also damage tools and parts, resulting in an adverse reputation of the shop as well as its employees. Due to the fact that a shop has lot of potential danger sources, safety should be one of the most primary concerns for the shop keepers as well as the workers and staff members in the shop. Some of the common causes of shop accidents include:

  • Slipping injuries in the warehouse or on the floor of the shop.
  • Goods falling down from upper shelves of the shop.
  • Falling or tripping over the items left by staff members or customers on the way.
  • Slipping over some greasy substance on the shop floor such as butter, oil or soap.
  • Bad cleaning systems in the shop.
  • Uneven floor, debris or other disturbing elements in the shop premises.

While most of the shops premises are safe as it is the question of their reputation, unfortunately there may be some that fail to follow safety procedure and to maintain their equipments, thus causing significant problems such as shop accidents. The injured people may suffer from soft tissues injuries during their falling or tripping and the injuries may even aggravate their underlying physical problems, thus causing them severer problems with their day to day activities and tasks. Some of these injuries may last only for a few days or hours and others may take even months or years to heal completely. Some of the injuries may even cause some pain in their body that they have to put up with for the whole rest of their life.

After knowing the common causes of shop accidents, it is the responsibility of both the customers as well as the shop keepers to maintain security measures inside the shop. The shop floor should be as clean as possible and special staff members should be recruited to take care that no slippery substances or articles are lying on the floor, which may lead to customers tripping, slipping or falling in the shop. If there are any risky elements in the shop premises, they should immediately be repaired or removed so that the customers do not get hurt due to them.

Pedestrian run over by car
Mrs K was knocked over by a car that mounted the pavement, fracturing her tibia. Following extensive medical investigations organised by Cooks, it transpired that the accident brought forward the need for a knee replacement operation in the next 5-10 years. Cooks settled Mrs K’s claim for £28,750.00 she said:
"I am very pleased with the service I have received and would recommend Cookss to my friends. My claim was handled in a very professional manner and I was kept informed of it’s progress. Everyone I met or spoke to was helpful and considerate and I felt confident in their abilities. This was important to me at the time of my accident and later."
Mrs K from Streetly