Poundland Accident Claims Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Personal Injury In Poundland?

Have you been injured or made ill in a branch of Poundland, because of an accident that was not your fault? If you were shopping in Poundland or working at Poundland and were injured in an accident caused by negligence on the part of the business then you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

Poundland accident claims processTrust Accident Claims to handle your Poundland personal injury claim. We are well respected personal injury specialists, and we could provide you with an excellent retail accident claim solicitor, to handle your shopping accident compensation claim. Why could we be the right firm to handle your claim? Our personal injury solicitors have up to three decades of experience handling personal injury claims and will always fight to get you as much compensation as possible for your case.

What to do if you were injured in a store in the UK? Call Accident Claims today for your free personal injury claims consultation. One of our informed advisors will let you know if you are eligible to make a compensation claim. If we feel we can win your claim, we will let you know how much compensation you could receive for your accident and will provide you with the right personal injury lawyer to handle your claim. Call 0800 073 8801 today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation and if you are one of our excellent solicitors will start working on your claim right away.

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A Guide To Claiming Compensation For An Accident At Poundland

Poundland is a UK variety store chain, which is known for offering many items on sale for the fixed price of £1. The shop sells clearance stock, seasonal stock, and a core line. When the company was first founded in the 1990s, all items were sold for £1. Since 2010, Poundland now sells products priced at more than £1, which are still at a low price. As of 2016 Poundland served an estimated 7 million customers a week and had 896 locations across the UK. Since 2011, Poundland has operated in the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe under the name Dealz. The business was purchased by Steinhoff International in August 2016 for £12 million.

We have created this guide for making a personal injury claim if you were injured in Poundland. Whether you were a customer injured in a store, or you were injured when you were working in Poundland, you could be able to claim compensation for your injuries, if the accident you were involved in was avoidable and the company or another member of staff was at fault. In this guide, we will explain what duty of care Poundland has towards their customers, look at examples of accidents in a shop, will advise you on reporting an accident in a shop and will also help you to estimate how much compensation you could claim for.

Remember, if you have been injured or made ill because of an accident at Poundland that was caused by the business acting negligently, give us a call today, and if you have the right to claim compensation, one of our retail accidents claims solicitors will start working on your case right away.

What Is An Accident At Poundland?

Accidents could happen anywhere. Some accidents are random mistakes and don’t have serious consequences for those involved. Other accidents are the result of negligence due to a third party breaching their duty of care. A negligent accident is often an accident that could have been avoided had the right procedures been followed.

If you have had an accident at Poundland, which resulted in you becoming injured or ill, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation if it can be proven that they breached their duty of care which lead to you being injured.

Examples of accidents that could take place in a shop include: manual handling accidents, workplace accidents, slips and falls, and accidents caused by items falling off a shelf.

If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident at Poundland that was not your fault, trust Accident Claims to help you. Call us today for your free consultation and we will listen to your case.

Health And Safety In The Retail Sector

According to acts such as the Occupiers Liability Act of 1957, or the Health And Safety At Work Act of 1974, shops and other businesses have a duty of care for individuals that use their premises. In the case of Poundland, this could be customers, staff or people who use the premises such as a delivery person. A duty of care means that one party must do everything possible to uphold the health and safety of another party. In the case of shops like Poundland then, this translates to mean that Poundland must provide customers, staff, and others with a safe and hygienic environment in which to shop or work.

If an individual is injured or made ill in an avoidable accident, which was caused by negligence on the part of Poundland, then Poundland could be held legally liable for any harm caused by this accident. As a result, the person harmed could have the right to make a personal injury claim against Poundland. If you have been injured working at Poundland or were a customer injured in a store, call Accident Claims today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.

Accidents Which Could Happen In Shops

Unfortunately, accidents can happen in a shop if standards of health and safety are not upheld properly. Examples of accidents that could occur:

  • Manual Handling accidents: Employees can experience manual handling injuries if proper precautions are not taken or proper training is not given.
  • Racking accidents: Overloaded or improperly stacked shelves could cause items to fall or collapse, injuring customers or staff.
  • Slips and falls: Hazards on the floor or broken flooring could cause slips and falls.
  • Display item accidents: injuries could be caused by falling mirrors or display items if mot fixed down correctly.
    If the car park or grounds are not properly maintained, this could cause injuries.

I Fell In A Branch Of Poundland, Could I Claim Compensation?

Unfortunately, slips and falls are the most common type of accidents affecting customers and staff in shops. According to the Health And Safety Executive (HSE), 40% of slip and trip accidents involving workers result in more serious injuries. What control measures can shops put in place to prevent slips and falls from taking place? Ensuring that freshly mopped floors are signposted, clearing away spillages and fixing breakages on the floor, such as a broken floorboard that can trip people up, ensure isles are free of clutter and fallen items.

If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident at Poundland, call Accident Claims today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. If we believe that you are owed damages, then one of our excellent personal injury solicitors will start working on your claim right away.

I Was Injured At Work In Poundland, Could I Claim Compensation?

Have you been injured working at Poundland in an accident that was caused by negligence on the part of the business? While you were working there Poundland had a duty of care for you as a worker, if they breached this duty of care and this caused you a direct injury they may be liable for the injury suffered. Whether you are currently working at Poundland, or have since left the company, as long as your accident happened in the last three years, or you became aware of your injury in the last 3 years you could be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.

Call us today, and if we believe that you are entitled to claim for a workplace accident at Poundland we will provide you with the right retail accident claims solicitor to handle your case.

I Was Injured By A Display Which Collapsed, Or An Object Which Fell, Can I Claim Compensation?

Unfortunately, objects falling from shop shelves and display items falling over, could injure customers and cause workplace accidents for employees as well. Shelving accidents could happen if shelves on the shop floor or in stock rooms are overloaded, or not stacked correctly. As a result, objects could fall hitting an individual, or a shelf could topple over or collapse crushing a person. Display items such as heavy mirrors, queue dividers or mannequins could fall, if they are not properly set up or secured correctly.

If you were injured because of a shelving accident or display item accident in a retail store that was not your fault call Accident Claims to find out if you have valid grounds to start a compensation claim.

I Was Injured In A Manual Handling Accident, Could I Claim Compensation?

Manual handling injuries are caused by incorrectly lifting heavy items such as boxes in a stockroom, or items to be stacked on a shelf. Manual handling accidents could cause musculoskeletal injuries, such as pulling a muscle in your back, which could have an ongoing effect on your mobility. To protect employees from manual handling accidents at work, shops are supposed to conduct risk assessments and apply control measures, and comprehensively train employees in manual handling to prevent these sorts of injuries. This can include providing appropriate training to all staff, supplying the correct equipment and allowing staff to work in pairs where necessary.

I Was Injured In A Storage Area Or Forklift Truck Accident, Could I Claim Compensation?

Injuries that could happen in a storage or warehouse area could include;

  • Manual handling injuries
  • Items falling from shelves causing injuries
  • Racking collapsing on employees
  • Forklift truck injuries, colliding with pedestrian employees
  • Slip or trip injuries due to liquid spills, packaging left on the floor or items left in isles

As we have already mentioned, Poundland has a duty of care, which means that they are responsible for protecting their staff from harm and preventing accidents at work. This includes taking precautions to protect staff from accidents in storage areas or from forklift trucks accidents. In order to be able to claim for an accident at work whether it be in the storage area of because of a forklift truck it must be proven that a third party such as your employer who owes you a duty of care has breached it which lead to you being injured.

Calculating Compensation For Personal Injury Claims

You can use our personal injury claims calculator, to help you estimate how much you could receive in general damages for your injuries.

Injury Type Amounts Notes On Injury
Scarring £2,080 to £6,870A single noticeable scar, or several superficial scars, of leg(s) or arm(s) or hand(s), with some minor cosmetic deficit.
Minor Neck Injury Up to £2,150 to £6,920Important factors of the brackets is recovery time, injuries relate soft tissue damages.
Minor Back Injury Up to £2,150 to £10,970Brackets are concerned with length of injury. Includes less serious strains, sprains, disc prolapses and soft tissue injuries.
Simple Arm Fractures £5,810 to £16,830Simple fractures to the forearm.
Severe Fractures to Fingers Up to £32, 210Reduce grip, may result in partial amputation of fingers, deformity, reduced function.
Lesser Injuries to Hip/Pelvis£3,460 to £11,040 Significant injury. Recovery within 2 years.
Simple Fractures to Tibia or FibulaUp to £10,380Simple fractures to the tibia or fibula or soft tissue injuries. The top of the amount will be awarded taking into consideration length in plaster and time to recover.
Serious Foot Injury£21, 910 to £34, 370Severe injury to the foot prolonged treatment and the risk of fusion surgery.

Alternatively, call Accident Claims today and receive a personalised estimate of how much you could be awarded.

Additional Damages You Could Be Compensated For

Most people think that if they make a personal injury claim against a shop, they can only receive damages for their injuries or illness. In fact, if you make a compensation claim, and it is successful you will be awarded special damages and general damages. General damages award the claimant for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity that they have experienced because of their illness or injury. Special damages compensate the claimant for any out of pocket expenses that they have experienced as a result of their injuries. These include claiming back: medical expenses, mobility equipment expenses, at home adaptations expenses, at home care expenses, travel expenses and claiming back loss of income.

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims Against Poundland

If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident at Poundland that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. We will offer you the option to make a no win no fee claim, which as the name suggests, is an option where you only have to pay your solicitor’s fee if you win your claim. This means there’s no worry about finding the funds to pay an upfront fee, and no risk of going out of pocket in the unlikely situation that you do not win your claim.

Call Accident Claims today, to enquire about making a no win no fee claim.

How To Begin An Accident Claim Against Poundland

Call Accident Claims today for your free consultation, and if you are entitled to claim, one of our excellent provided personal injury lawyers will start working on your claim right away. Call Accident Claims today to begin your shopping accident claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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Edited By Mel.