Sainsburys Accident Claims – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

The only thing you should expect to pick up when you leave the house to go to Sainsburys is the groceries, and maybe a few treats. What you don’t imagine happening is ending your shopping trip with a visit to the GP or worse still the nearest A&E department. If whilst shopping in Sainsburys, or any other supermarket, you have been injured as a result of an accident that was not your fault then contact us, we can assist you in order to make a claim for the compensation you are entitled to.

We have years of experience of working with personal injury claims and have been successful in achieving compensation payouts for clients in respect of supermarket accidents, like accidents in Sainsburys that occurred through no fault of their own. Our guide contains all the information you need to know as well as a Sainsburys accident helpline number you might find useful.

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A guide to making a claim for an accident resulting in injury at Sainsburys

You might be surprised to discover just how many different kinds of accident can happen in the supermarket. The commonest is of course slips, trips and falls, but we have made claims on behalf of clients for other kinds of accident including accident at work No Win No Fee claims. It doesn’t matter what type of accident you have been involved in, if it occurred through no fault of your own, then we will help you make a claim for the compensation you deserve. It is a good idea to take a look through our guide before you contact us to give you an idea of everything that you should know about this type of claim as well as a Sainsburys accident claims number to call should you be in this position. In the guide we will cover important points to consider when making a claim, eligibility, average payout amounts and many other points.

What might be classed as an accident at Sainsburys?

Any incident that occurs in the grounds of the supermarket that results in injuries is classed as an accident at Sainsburys. Whether it is a slip, trip or fall, an injury caused by an object falling or something else, the only thing that is important is that the accident, whether inside the supermarket or outside the building itself, was not your fault. If your accident was caused as a result of someone else’s action’s, then you should have a case for making a compensation claim. Should you have had had a fall in Sainsburys then contact us to discuss the details of your case.

What should you do if you become injured whilst you are at Sainsburys?

It is vital that you take the appropriate steps Should you have had been injured either whilst you were shopping at Sainsburys or if the incident occurred whilst you were and employee there. You should take every step possible to make sure that you gather as much evidence as you can that will help your case, including:

  • Write down what happened – As soon as you are able to you should try and put together some notes of what happened, this is important as it will help to make sure that at a later date you do not forget any of those important details. If you are not sure if a detail is important then write it down anyway whilst it might not seem important right now, it may help to make your case later
  • Visit your GP – It is important to seek medical attention, whether this is from your GP or the A&E department at your local hospital. Obviously, it is important to have any injuries attended to, but this can also play an important part in helping to build your case. The medical report that is put together by the medical professional you see will be used to help determine What amount of compensation should be awarded for your claim.
  • Collect photographic support – Where it is appropriate you should try and take some photos of the scene of the accident and any injuries you have sustained. You might want to check how long Sainsburys keep it CCTV for, accessing this footage could well help to add strength to your case in showing exactly what occurred.
  • Collect contact information – In the first instance you should obtain contact information for the person who is responsible for your injuries; this will usually be Sainsburys and finding the appropriate company contact information should be a simple task. You should also try to obtain contact information for anyone who was a witness to your accident. Statements from witnessed can provide a great form of evidence.
  • Keep your receipts – Keep any proof you have of expenses that you have faced as a result of your accident and any injuries you have sustained. These expenses might include paying for medication, any loss of earnings, expenses relating to childcare, travel related costs and even the cost of counselling. If the cost arose as a result of your injuries then you may claim for it, however you will need proof.

Beginning an injury claim for an accident at Sainsburys

When you choose us as your claims service making a Sainsburys claim for an accident or injury is an easy process. With many years of experience dealing with personal injury claims, we make it our priority to help you achieve the maximum compensation payout possible for your case. Just give us a call and let us help you begin the claims process.

We offer a free consultation as a starting point for your case. This affords us the opportunity to ask any relevant questions we might have, and that you might have regarding you case. We will begin with a simple fact-finding questionnaire in order to note down as many of the details regarding your case as possible. We will then give you the best advice we can based on the information we have to hand.

If necessary, we can also help you by arranging a local medical. We handle all of our cases on a No Win No Fee basis, put simply this means that you will not be required to pay a penny if we are unable to secure a compensation payout for you. This offers financial peace of mind to any client who is concerned about finding the money to pursue a compensation claim. More information on No Win No Fees can be found further down in this guide.

Can I claim compensation for an accident I have whilst shopping at Sainsburys?

Should you have had been injured as a result of an accident that occurred whilst you were shopping in Sainsburys, an accident that was not your fault then you should make a claim for compensation. You will only need to prove these three statements are correct in order to make a personal injury claim:

  1. The accident occurred as a result of an error or negligence due to the part of another
  2. The incident occurred with the last three years
  3. Your injuries have been seen by a medical professional

If these statements are correct, then there is a good chance that you will be able to claim compensation for your accident.

Accident at work claims for Sainsburys employees

Many people think that supermarket claims are made only by customers, however this is simply not true, back injury at work claims are amongst the biggest workplace personal injury claims. We have many years of experience dealing with Sainsburys accident at work claims that involved those employees who work in supermarkets. There are a number of reasons that the responsibility for your injuries could lie with your employer. These include the failure to conduct

Sainsburys Accident Claims Guide

Sainsburys Accident Claims Guide

the appropriate risk assessments, lack of training, permitting employees to use machinery and equipment that is unsafe, and many more. Your employer has a duty of care to make sure that a healthy and safe working environment is provided for all their employees. You should be compensated if they have failed in this legal responsibility. You might be concerned Should you have had been injured at work, do I get paid? We will be able to answer this question and any other concerns you might have, including the accident at work claim time limit.

Many clients are concerned that making a claim could result in repercussions or that they may lose their job, but they should not worry about this if your employer chooses to dismiss you they will place themselves in a very shaky position. By law all employers are required to have insurance in place, and it is this insurance rather than your employer who will pay out in case of a successful claim for compensation. Accident at work compensation case studies might provide you with some insightful information regarding what other employees have been through.

Accidents at work compensation examples can be found in our table below, it is important to remember that these are for illustration purposes only as compensation amounts will vary from case to case.

Claims for slips trips and falls at Sainsburys

The commonest type of supermarket claim that we deal with are those that related to slip, trip fall claims. Wet floors that are not signposted, Items that have been left in the wrong place and objects that obstruct the aisles are the commonest causes of accidents for the majority of our clients. If you have had a slipped on water in Sainsburys, we can assist you to claim the compensation that you are owed. To start the claims process, simply get in touch with us.

Supermarket Accident Report Books

We understand that your injuries will be your first priority following your accident, however as soon as you possibly can you should report the incident to a manager in store so that it can be written up in the Sainsburys accident book; all supermarkets should have one. This will keep a record of the incident, including details of the location within the store where it took place, any staff members that witnessed your accident and came to your aid. If you required medical attention it should also make a note of this. This information will not only make the manager aware of the incident but also alert them to an issue that they need to address to stop the same things potentially happening to any other customers. If you have slipped in Sainsburys, compensation is something that you might be able to claim, and we can assist you with this.

Do I have a claim for a car accident I had in the car park at Sainsburys?

If your accident that resulted in an injury occurred in the car park at Sainsburys and you were not at fault, then we can assist you in order to make a claim for compensation. The big question is from whom you will be claiming against? This will depend on who the blame for the incident lies with. If poor maintenance of the car park was to blame for your accident, for example uneven surfaces or potholes, then your claim will be against Sainsburys themselves. If your accident occurred as a result of another car colliding with yours then the claim should be made against the operator of the other vehicle. Whether your Sainsburys injury claim is against Sainsburys themselves or another driver, get in touch and we can discuss the details of your case with you.

If I have had an accident at Sainsburys that has caused an injury what can I claim for?

You should be in a position to claim the following types of compensation if you were injured as result of an accident that happened in Sainsburys for which you were not to blame:

  • General payment awards – This type of compensation relates to any suffering and pain you many have endured as a result of your accident.
  • Care costs – If it has been necessary to pay for a carer to help you whilst you recover, then they should be in a position to file a compensation claim for care costs
  • Medical cost – this will cover any costs relating to medications you have had to pay for or things like counselling you may have had to pay for
  • Any earning loss – You will be able to claim for wages you have lost as a result of being injured and having to take time off work, you should also be able to claim for future earnings that you lose as well.
  • Travel expenses – If as a result of your accident you are unable to drive to get to appointments etc then the costs of alternative transport will be covered.

Accidents in Sainsburys – The commonest types

There are any number of kinds of accident that can take place in Sainsburys, or any other supermarket and a variety of injuries that can occur. Here are just a few:

  • Shelves and fixtures that are damaged or defective can result in cuts
  • High up objects can fall onto someone
  • Uneven surfaces as well as potholes in carparks can result in a fall
  • Food poisoning
  • Products that are defective can cause accidents
  • Wet floors or spillages on the floor can result in a fall or slipping accident
  • Items that have been left in a place that obstructs a person’s path can cause injuries
  • Escalators, doors and lifts that are faulty can all cause injuries

These are just a few examples of some of the ways in which a person could become injured whilst shopping or working in Sainsburys. If your injury is not on the list then do not worry, the list does not cover all types of incidents. Having the ability to prove that your injuries occurred as a result of the fault of another is the main factor in being able to pursue your claim.

Following an accident at Sainsburys that has resulted in injury What amount of compensation will I receive?

Something that many clients ask us is What amount of compensation will they receive if their claim is successful. We understand that most people would like to find this out, however, it isn’t possible to furnish you with an exact figure for the amount of Sainsburys compensation that you might receive. Each case is unique, there are a variety of different types of costs that will need to be considered, and these can make a big difference on the Sainsburys compensation payouts you might receive.

There are some companies that will promise you a stated compensation amount, however, this is a promise they are unlikely to be able to keep, because we know how compensation payouts work we would never do this. There are a number of compensation calculators, and accident at work claim calculators, that are readily available online, however, the figures these provide you with should be used as an estimate only and you shouldn’t take the figures they provide you with as anything other than a guideline.

We have created the table below which shows you the average compensation amounts that have been awarded for the commonest injuries sustained in supermarkets. It might be that the injury you have sustained is not listed, if this is the case please contact us and we will be able to help you.

Compensation typeAmount of compensation (Typical)Remarks
Loss of any benefit£5,000 up to £500,000If as a result of your injuries, you have had time of work you can make a claim for lost income. You may be able to obtain a higher amount that the maximum compensation amount in some cases.
Loss of any future expected earnings£10,000 up to £400,000Whilst you are recovering you may be absent from work, you will be able to make a claim to include future lost earnings. The amount of your payout will be determined using your potential for future earnings and current pay grade. You might be able to obtain a higher amount that the maximum compensation amount in some circumstances.
Suffering and pain £1,000 up to £200,000The pain and suffering you have suffered as result of your injuries will be covered under this amount
Damage resulting from an injury that is traumatic - severeFrom £32,700 up to £47,050Damage (severe) that results in pain and discomfort that is continual.
Damage resulting from an injury that is traumatic - seriousFrom £12,750 up to £21,100 A serious injury of the non-penetrating type, resulting in complications that are long-standing or even permanent.
Damage resulting from an injury that is traumatic - moderateFrom £5,000 up to £9,575Cases of serious seatbelt pressure or that resulted in penetrating lacerations. These kinds of accident are usually sustained due to an injury sustained in Sainsburys car park.
Neck injuries - severeFrom £34,575 up to £112,750On the bottom end of the compensation payout scale, these cases involve damage to soft tissue and tendons On the top end of the compensation payout scale, this might include cases of severe neck injuries.
Neck injuries - moderateFrom £6,000 up to £29,250On the bottom end of the compensation payout scale, this can include cases where existing conditions have been exacerbated or accelerated due to the injuries. At the top end of the compensation payout scale, there are injuries like fractures/dislocations that result in symptoms that are immediate and severe.
Neck Injuries - minor£0 to £6,000In respect of minor neck injuries there are various different factors that will be considered to determine the compensation payout amount. These include your need for medication, any treatment that is required, the severity of your neck injury, the level and intensity of the pain you experience, how consistent are your symptoms, the everyday impact of your symptoms, and more.
Shoulder injuries - severeFrom £14,600 up to £36,500Any injuries to the shoulder that lead to significant disability/ies.
Shoulder injuries - seriousFrom £9,700 up to £14,600Lower brachial plexus damage and shoulder dislocation - serious pain in the shoulder and neck
Shoulder injuries - moderateFrom £6,000 up to £9,700Lower amounts are usually paid for cases where recovery is made within three months, for cases where recovery time is from one to two years the higher payout is likely to be made.
Any minor injuries - with full recovery within a three-month timeframeFrom £1,050 up to £1,860
Any minor injuries - where full recovery occurs within 28 daysFrom £525 up to £1,050
Any minor injuries - Where full recovery occurs within a week£0 - £525

Personal injury claims on a No Win No Fee agreement

We only offer No Win No Fee claims; this is one of the huge benefits of the service that we offer to all our clients. Working on a No Win No Fee basis means that anyone is able to lodge a claim for personal injury whatever their financial circumstances. With a No Win No Fee case you will only ever pay fees for legal services if your compensation claim is successful. If we are not able to secure a compensation payout for you then you do not pay a legal bill.

This affords our clients a certain amount of protection that cannot be offered with a number of other kinds of claim. It will also give you the reassurance that not only is your lawyer working hard on your claim but that they are doing everything they can to achieve the best compensation payout possible for you. For this reason, we only take forward cases that we believe will be successful – we do not believe it is in our best interests to waste your time. Unfortunately, when you choose a solicitor who charges by the hour you may find yourself faced with the prospect of not knowing just how much your bill could be.

Why we are the right choice of service for your personal Sainsburys injury claims

There are many companies in the UK who deal with personal injury claims, so it is vital that you make the right choice. We understand that having an accident and then recovering from it can be a traumatic experience and will work hard on your behalf. We have years of experience working with personal injury claims, including Sainsburys accident compensation claims, and will work hard to secure the maximum compensation possible for your claim.

From work accident claims to trip, fall and slip in Sainsburys claims we have worked on many such cases before. We will make sure that you understand the process of your claim, we won’t use complicated legal jargon, and we will make sure that you are kept up to date with the process of your claim at every step.

Contact us for advice or to begin your Sainsburys claim

If it is time to begin your Sainsburys accident claim, then contact us at 0800 073 8801. Our team of helpful and experienced people are on hand to answer any questions that you might have about the claims process. Once you feel ready to go ahead with making your claim your advisor will find the most appropriate No Win No Fee solicitors possible taking into account the details of your specific case. Our team of in-house solicitors are dedicated to achieving the maximum compensation amount they can.

Helpful links

HSE Slips and Trips advice

This link takes you the Health and Safety Executive website, where they outline important information and guidance to help prevent and avoid slips, trips and falls occurring on retail premises.

NHS Website for Injuries and Advice

This link is for the main NHS website page, here you will be able to find details of the best route to take if you have been injured, whether you should be seen by your own GP or require a trip to A&E. It will also give you practical advice on your condition and any treatments that might be suggested.

Slip risks for retailers – HSE

This page on the HSE website takes a look at the dangers of slip risks on smooth supermarket floors and what measures stores should put in place to reduce the risk of accidents.