On this page, you will find a guide to making a compensation claim if you have been injured in an accident in Homebase. You have a three-year personal injury claims time limit from when the incident happens or the date you become aware you have suffered an injury to make your claim within. This guide aims to educate you on all aspects of a claim, and help you to find a good legal team to process it for you.
If you have any questions, or simply prefer to have the claims process outlined for you by a real person instead of reading a guide, please call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801 today. One of our team will be happy to help you.
Select A Section:
- A Guide To Claiming Compensation For An Accident In Homebase
- What Are Accidents In Homebase?
- Common Forms Of Accident Claims In A DIY Store
- What Can You Include In A Compensation Claim Against A Homebase Store?
- What Duty Of Care Does Homebase Owe To Staff And Customers?
- I Fell While In Homebase Can I Claim?
- I Suffered A Work Place Accident While Working For Homebase, Can I Claim?
- Accidents At Work Involving Forklift Trucks
- Racking And Storage Accident Claims
- How We Can Help You Make Your Homebase Accident Claim
- What Can Accident Compensation Claims Commonly Include?
- Accident Compensation Calculator
- No Win No Fee Claims For An Accident In Homebase
- Why Choose Accident Claims UK?
- How To Get In Touch
- Further Helpful Resources
A Guide To Claiming Compensation For An Accident In Homebase
In this guide, we offer information regarding injuries that could happen at DIY or furniture store. You will learn about how you may be eligible to make a claim, and how your solicitor can help you. It contains information including:
- A brief definition of what Homebase accidents are, and how you may be eligible to make a claim for one.
- An overview of some of the most common types of accidents that could happen in a DIY superstore.
- An indication of what can lead to a claim against a DIY store, and how you could be eligible to claim, as well as some of the areas that form part of the claim.
- Information on the duty of care that DIY stores owes their patrons and staff, as well as their legal obligations in the UK.
- An examination of why slip, trip and fall accidents are the most common basis for a personal injury claim at a DIY store.
- Details related to claims for staff who may have been injured in a forklift accident while working in Homebase.
- A more detailed look at workplace accident claims and the rights of Homebase employees to make a claim.
- A list of the common types of damages that a successful DIY personal injury claim settlement might include.
- A table that details the potential amount of compensation that could be available for a range of different injuries that could be caused by an accident in a DIY store.
- An introduction to the national claims service operated by us here at Accident Claims UK. A simple, effective and financially risk-free way for you to have your Homebase claim processed.
If once you reach the end of this guide, you still have unanswered questions, then please call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page. One of our team will be able to get you the answers that you need.
What Are Accidents In Homebase?
Any time a member of the public, or an employee of Homebase is injured on the premises, and Homebase is found to be liable, then a reason to make a personal injury claim could exist. There are several groups of people who could be eligible to claim, and these are:
- Patrons visiting the store.
- Employees working in the store.
- People visiting the store on business or as part of their work (delivery drivers)
It is important to note that you could still be eligible to make a claim, even if the accident you were involved in was partly your own fault. Homebase could still be liable to pay compensation driven by the level of responsibility they admit to, as a percentage up to 100%.
Common Forms Of Accident Claims In A DIY Store
There are many reasons why a personal injury lawyer may need to process a claim for an accident in a DIY store. Patrons and employees can suffer everything from minor injuries such as cuts and sprains, through to in extreme cases, even death. Typically, the most commonly seen forms of accident claims are:
- Slips, trips and falls inside the store, or in the customer car park.
- Accidents involving racking and product displays.
- Workplace injuries such as those caused by manual lifting.
- Forklift-related accidents in the warehouse.
These are some of the common types of claims, but there are many more. No matter how you were injured, Accident Claims UK should be able to help you. Call us on the number at the bottom of the page to find out how.
What Can You Include In A Compensation Claim Against A Homebase Store?
If you are eligible to make a claim, your personal injury solicitor will seek compensation for a number of different reasons, and these could include:
- For the pain and suffering of your injuries.
- For the long-term effect your injuries will have on your life.
- For any financial losses that you have incurred due to your injuries.
- Any ad-hoc losses, such as missing an important event due to your injuries.
Accident Claims UK would be able to advise you on what we believe you could try and claim for in your case. Call us on the number at the end of this page and explain how your accident happened, we will go over your claim then advise you further.
What Duty Of Care Does Homebase Owe To Staff And Customers?
Part of the task of understanding Homebase accident claims, is knowing what the legal obligations of the company are. There are multiple layers of legislation that Homebase has to comply with at all times, and these include:
- The Consumer Rights Act – this is a general body of legislation that is intended to protect consumers. If a product sold by Homebase caused an injury to the buyer, it is this legislation that could become the vehicle of a claim.
- The Occupiers Liability Act – this legislation pertains to any building operator that allows members of the public on their premises. It is designed to force building owners to make sure they are safe. If a patron of Homebase was injured in a slip, trip or fall accident, then it is this legislation that could come into play.
- Health & Safety – as an employer, Homebase must comply with all of the Health & Safety legislation that covers the retail sector. Failure in compliance may enable an employee to make a claim against the company.
As you can see, there are several ways that Homebase has a duty of care towards patrons, members of the public and staff. Accident Claims UK will be able to explain which type of legislation applies in your own claim. Call us on the number at the bottom of the page to find out.
I Fell While In Homebase Can I Claim?
If you have suffered a slip, trip, or fall in Homebase, and you have suffered an injury in which you feel could have been avoided then you may be able to make a personal injury claim. These are common accidents that could happen in a retail premises. Slips, trips and falls could happen in many ways, such as:
- Slipping on a floor left wet by cleaning staff that has not been marked with a hazard sign.
- Tripping over a piece of discarded product packaging that has been left on the floor.
- Falling in the customer car park, due to stepping in a pothole or on a broken paving slab.
- Slipping on spilt food or drink in the customer restaurant.
These are just some of the ways that slips, trips, and falls can happen. Call Accident Claims UK on the number at the end of the page and tell us how yours happened, we will let you know how we can be of help with your claim.
I Suffered A Work Place Accident While Working For Homebase, Can I Claim?
Take a look at the graph above. These are the most common types of accidents in the UK each year. Homebase has to comply with all of its legal obligations regarding maintaining a safe working environment at all times. If it fails in this compliance it may result in a member of staff being injured, and reason to make a claim may exist.
If you have been injured in a Homebase store accident while working there, and you feel that it could have been avoidable, Accident Claims UK can help you to make a work-related injury claim. Please speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this guide to proceed.
Accidents At Work Involving Forklift Trucks
One of the most dangerous of all types of workplace accidents, are forklift accidents. Even though it takes several months to become a fully qualified forklift driver, there are still frequent forklift accident claims made each year in the UK.
Racking And Storage Accident Claims
Accidents that are caused by storage, racking and product displays could happen at DIY stores. These accidents can affect either customers or employees. There are two main types of these accidents.
- Racking, storage and product display injuries caused by a manual lifting accident. Primarily caused by an employee attempting to lift an object that is too heavy, or not using the correct lifting technique.
- Racking, storage and product display injuries caused by a collapse, or an item falling from a shelf and striking the victim. Primarily caused by faulty racking, or items that have been stacked incorrectly.
Accident Claims UK can assist with both of these types of storage and racking accidents. Please speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this guide. Once they know a little about your claim, they will tell you how we can help.
How We Can Help You Make Your Homebase Accident Claim
Accident Claims UK could help with all accident at Homebase compensation claims if a person is injured there through no fault of their own and the accident was due to negligence. We have a proven track record of securing significant compensation settlements in behalf of claimants, across a very wide range of claim types.
We work in a very transparent way, keeping the needs of our clients at the fore of every action we take. We are always available to keep you updated on what we have been doing for you, and answer any questions you might have about how your claim is proceeding. We don’t speak legalese, we use simple English and explain everything to you in full. We will always try and get you the most compensation we can for your case, but in the same breath, will never take any risks that could jeopardise your claim.
If you would like to know more about the service that we offer here at Accident Claims UK, then please give us a call on the number below. One of our team will be happy to discuss your options with you, and answer any questions you have.
What Can Accident Compensation Claims Commonly Include?
Every claim for an accident results in a unique settlement based on the specifics of the claim. However, your compensation will likely include a provision for both special and general damages, and these can include, but are not limited to:
- Special damages (to cover financial and other losses):
- Travel costs.
- Medical fees.
- Care costs.
- Loss of earnings (current).
- Loss of income (future).
- Ad-hoc losses, such as missing a holiday.
- General damages (for the physical aspects of your accident):
- Mental trauma.
- Pain and suffering.
- Long and painful recovery.
- Psychological damage.
- Permanent disabilities.
Accident Compensation Calculator
We have not included a personal injury claims calculator on this page, we have included this table that has been accurately created based on the UK judicial guidelines, for a range of injuries.
|Neck Injury||Severe||Injuries will scale from severe soft tissue damage, fractures, dislocations, fractures or damage to discs in the cervical spine to permanent spastic quadriparesis.||£49,090 to in the region of £130,060|
|Neck Injury||Minor to Moderate||Injuries will scale from full recovery in 3 months, soft tissue damage, exacerbated a pre-existing condition, disc lesion, cervical spondylosis to severe fractions and dislocation.||Up to £2,150 to £33,750|
|Back Injury||Severe||Injuries will scale from disc lesions or fractures of discs or of vertebral bodies, nerve root damage to severe damage to the spinal cord.||£61,140 to £141,150|
|Back Injury||Minor to Moderate||Injuries will scale from soft tissue, sprains, strains, ligament and muscle damage to compression/crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae.||Up to £2,150 to £34,000|
|Shoulder Injury||Minor to Serious||Injuries will scale from soft tissue damage, frozen shoulder to significant disability.||Up To £2,150 to £42,110|
|Arm Injury||Severe||Injuries will scale from significant disability, injuries to the elbow, fractures of the forearm, serious fractures to injuries that short fall of amputation.||£28,060 to £114,810|
|Army Injury||Minor to Moderate||Injuries will scale from elbow injuries to fractures.||Up to £11,040|
|Wrist Injury||Very minor to Severe||Injuries will scale from soft tissue injuries, sprains, displaced fractures, permanent disability to complete loss of function in the wrist.||£3,090 to 52,490|
|Hand Injury||Serious||Injuries will scale from significant impaired function to reduced 50% capacity. ||£12,670 to £54,280|
|Pelvis/Hip Injury||Moderate to Severe||Injuries will scale from hip replacement, hip surgery, permanent disability, fractures leading to degenerative changes, fracture dislocation to extensive fractures of the pelvis.||£11,040 to £114,810|
|Leg Injury||Serious to Very Serious||Injuries will scale from serious compound fractures to injuries leading to permanent disability.||£34,370 to 74,150|
|Leg Injury||Less Serious to Moderate||Injuries will scale from fractures of the tibia and fibula, fracture of the femur, incomplete recovery to multiple fractures.||Up to £10,380 to £34,370|
|Knee Injury||Moderate to Severe||Injuries will scale from dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus, instability or deformity, permanent, limiting movement to serious knee injury and disruption of the joint.||Up to £12,050 to £84,360|
|Ankle Injury||Modest to Severe||Injuries will scale from sprains, twists, soft tissue, fractures, ligament tears to significant residual disability.||Up to £12,050 to £43,900|
|Foot Injury||Modest to Severe||Injuries will scale from simple metatarsal fractures, permanent deformity, leading to continuing pain from traumatic arthritis to severe degloving, extensive surgery, heel fusion.||Up to £12,050 to £61,410|
|Scarring||Significant Scarring||Effects will be reduced by plastic surgery but will leave cosmetic disability.||£7,990 to £26,380|
|Scarring||Trivial Scarring||Minor small scars.||£1,500 to £3,090|
|Food Poisoning||Serious but Short Lived||Diarrhoea, vomiting, disturbance of bowel function.||£8,360 to £16,830|
No Win No Fee Claims For An Accident In Homebase
Accident Claims UK can offer our clients a way to make Homebase No Win No Fee claims. We provide a full accident claims service to all people in the UK. This service works under a full No Win No Fee agreement. You pay nothing to have us start working on your claim, and nothing as we process your claim. If we are unsuccessful, we charge a total of zero. When we are successful though, we will take our fee out of the payment received and send you the rest.
Why Choose Accident Claims UK?
Accident Claims UK is a skilled and experienced claims service. Our new claims process is very simple. All you need to do is call us on the number below. One of our team will ask you a series of questions. Once we have the answers, we will offer you some free legal advice on what we think you could do next.
How To Get In Touch
Are you ready to make a compensation claim for an injury that was caused by an accident in Homebase? If you are, then please call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801 today. One of our team will be ready and waiting to talk you through our new claims process, so that we can begin working on your claim right away.
Further Helpful Resources
At this link below, you will find full information covering all Health & Safety requirements in the retail sector:
Here is a link that will take you to a page that outlines the UK Consumer Rights Act:
At the link below, you will find a guide to making a claim for a slip, trip or fall:
At this link, you will find a page containing a full guide to workplace accident claims:
You will find a detailed guide to making a claim for forklift accidents here:
Edited by Mel.