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Injured in a Shop

These days, injuries and accidents at the shops are quite common. The susceptibility to be injured in a shop increases multi-fold when you visit workshops, warehouses, electrical shops, metal shops, wood shops or the shops that deal in glassware or chemicals.

The most common causes of injury in the shops comprise:

  • slipping over the floors of the shop which has been recently mopped
  • tripping over rough or uneven floors
  • falling down stairs
  • bumping in to someone who is carrying heavy goods and products
  • Due to fault of the inadequately trained staff.

At times, the accidents at the shops may also take place because of the inefficient, old and faulty equipments that the employees are using in performing your job. In such cases, the injuries may be very severe proving to be fatal.

When any of the customers or the clients gets injured in a shop without being at any fault at all, then, in such circumstances it becomes the very duty of the employer to take care of the various needs of the victim. Various financial needs of the victim that arise from this accident like the medical expenses and hospital bills are to be well catered to by the shop owner so that the victim runs his/ her life smoothly until fully recovered.

If in the past three or years or just recently, you or any of your dear one has incurred an injury at the shop without being at any fault, then you can rightly claim for compensation from the employer of the shop concerned. It is necessary though that the claim is made within the span of 3 years or it may be considered as invalid under the state law. In fact, if the claim is filed on time, there are not only more chances of winning and getting the maximum amount of compensation, but it becomes very easy to locate the evidences and the witnesses to stand by your case as well.

It is advisable that you seek some professional legal help to understand how you should proceed and handle the personal injury case in a proper way. A reputed and experienced personal injury attorney will surely help you to move strategically and earn the well deserved compensation. In fact, the lawyer will also help in locating the witnesses and in finding the evidences to prove the case in your favour.

Mrs A was a cook at a large hospital, she was injured when she tripped on a piece of vinyl flooring which had become raised. She suffered a soft tissue knee injury that brought forward pre-existing arthritis by 3 years and she was awarded £4,300.00 within 9 months of instructing Cooks.
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