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Supermarket Claims Due To New Initiative
We at GC Solicitors have received a flurry of new enquiries recently from potential clients who have suffered injury as a result of slipping on items in supermarkets owing to a new in-store initiative.

Whilst I appreciate that the last thing on a person’s mind when they are lying on the floor injured or composing themselves after impersonating bambi on ice, is taking photographs, it really is helpful to have a look at your surroundings after the incident, as the evidence that you gather in these initial stages may prove vital as part of a personal injury claim. Please do:
 
  1. Seek assistance from a store member and ask to see the first aider;
  2. If you think you may have broken a bone, ask the store to call you an ambulance;
  3. Check the floor to see what has caused you to slip;
  4. Take photographs of the offending item/wet floor;
  5. If you have slipped on a wet surface, check to see if there are any warning signs displayed;
  6. If there are any witnesses, ask them for their contact details;
  7. Ask to complete the accident book; and
  8. Follow up with the store a couple of days later to ensure that your accident book entry has been sent to the store’s head office.
As a lawful visitor of its premises, a supermarket owes you a duty to take reasonable care for your safety. However, the mere fact that you have slipped and suffered injury is not enough to prove liability and the more documentary evidence you have the more chance you have in successfully securing compensation for your personal injury.

If you have suffered personal injury as a result of a slipping incident in a Supermarket, contact GC Solicitors on 01462 483800 for advice.

By Ruth Hinchliffe