Could I Claim For A Supermarket Accident?

By Jo Anderson. Last Updated 8th November 2023. Welcome to our guide to supermarket accident claims. We intend to disclose how you could make supermarket accident compensation claims (also known as supermarket injury claims) if you’re entitled to. In the guide below, we show you how Accident Claims UK could give you free advice on supermarket compensation claims, and how you can reach our accident helpline if you want to begin supermarket accident claims. We also discuss how much compensation for a fall in a supermarket or another supermarket incident a claimant could receive.

Supermarkets are usually large, busy places and the potential for accidents to occur can therefore be prevalent and so safety measures should be in place to reflect this. Unfortunately though, even with the best procedures being put into action, accidents can still occur. If you have sustained a supermarket injury due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may want to claim supermarket accident compensation.

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Supermarket accident claim

If you are an employee or a visitor to the supermarket, you have an equal right to make supermarket compensation claims, although an employee may look into making an accident at work claim rather than a personal injury claim.

To have the best chance of making a successful claim for an injury in a supermarket, it is advisable to seek legal help and representation. Accident Claims UK specialises in compensation claims, and work on a No Win No Fee basis. Our sole objective is to get you the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve for the pain and suffering that you have endured as a result of your injury.

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  1. Can I Claim Against A Supermarket For An Accident?
  2. How Long Do I Have To Claim For A Supermarket Accident?
  3. Evidence To Support A Supermarket Accident Claim
  4. Supermarket Accident Claims – How Much Compensation Could I Receive?
  5. No Win No Fee Supermarket Accident Claims

Can I Claim Against A Supermarket For An Accident?

If you’re injured in a supermarket accident, you may wonder if you could claim compensation.

To be eligible to claim compensation for an accident in a supermarket, you would need to prove someone breached a duty of care towards you and it was this breach that caused your injuries.

Every operator of a public place, such as a supermarket, has a duty of care towards those using the premises for their intended purposes. Per their duty, they must take all necessary steps to help ensure your reasonable safety. This duty of care is set out under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.

If you are injured because the supermarket has breached its duty of care, you could be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries.

To learn more about the eligibility criteria for supermarket accident claims, please contact an advisor.

How Long Do I Have To Claim For A Supermarket Accident?

If you are eligible to make a personal injury claim for an accident in a supermarket, you would not have an unlimited amount of time to do so. Per the Limitation Act 1980, you typically have three years from the date of the supermarket accident to file your claim.

However, some exceptions may apply to specific claims. For example, if someone who lacks the mental capacity to claim for themselves is injured in a supermarket, the limitation period would freeze indefinitely. When it is frozen, a litigation friend could bring forward a claim on the injured person’s behalf. If the person regains this mental capacity, and no claim was made for them, they will have three years from their recovery date to file their claim.

Similarly, in the case of a child injured in a supermarket, they would only be able to make their own claim once they reach the age of 18. A litigation friend could claim on their behalf during this pause. However, if they do not do so, and the child turns 18, they will have until the 21st birthday to file their own claim.

To learn more about supermarket accident claims, please read on. If you would like to check your eligibility to claim, however, please contact an advisor.

Evidence To Support A Supermarket Accident Claim

If you meet the eligibility criteria to make a personal injury claim for a supermarket accident, you will need evidence to support your case. Evidence could not only help prove who was liable for the accident, but also the types of injuries you suffered. Some examples of the evidence you could collect include:

  • Photographs of any injuries you’ve sustained.
  • Images of the scene of the accident.
  • Video footage of the accident, such as CCTV footage.
  • Medical records showing the injuries you suffered, as well as the treatment needed.
  • Contact details of any witnesses, who could provide a statement if required.
  • Documents proving the financial losses caused by your injuries, such as receipts or bank statements.

Our advisors could speak to you in more detail about the evidence that could be helpful in supporting your personal injury claim for an accident in a supermarket. Additionally, they may connect you with one of our solicitors who could help you with gathering evidence.

Supermarket Accident Claims – How Much Compensation Could I Receive?

When making an accident injury claim, your compensation could include both general and special damages.

When trying to research how much compensation you could be eligible for, you may come across an accident claim calculator. This could give you an estimation of how much compensation you could receive in general damages, though it may not be able to take special damages into account. Alternatively, you can refer to the following table we have created to help you understand how much you may be eligible for in general damages.

The following amounts have been taken from the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines. This is a document that provides compensation brackets for different physical and mental injuries at different severity levels. It is used by many legal professionals to help them value various types of claims.

However, you should only use this table as a guide. How much compensation you could receive for a successful claim will depend on the specific factors affecting your case.

Compensation Table

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Injury Severity Notes Amount
Brain Damage Very Severe (a) Little or no response to stimuli but may be able to follow some basic commands. £282,010 to £403,990
Back Injury Severe (a) (i) Nerve root and or spinal cord damage leading to serious consequences. £91,090 to £160,980
Neck Injury (a) Severe (i) Injuries to the neck that are associated with incomplete paraplegia or may result in spastic quadriparesis that is permanent. In the reign of £148,330
Leg Injury Severe (b) (i) Injuries that don’t involve amputation but are severe enough to attract an award at the top of the bracket, such as degloving injuries. £96,250 to £135,920
Knee Injury Severe (a) (i) Disruption of the joint, causing considerable pain and loss of function. Grossly disabling injuries. £69,730 to £96,210
Shoulder Injury Severe (a) Involving the brachial plexus and causing severe pain and disability. £19,200 to £48,030
Achilles Tendon (a) Most Serious Cases where the peroneus longus muscle and tendon are severed, causing restricted movement, swelling and cramps. In the region of £38,430
Hand Injury Injury (f) Severe finger fractures that may lead to partial amputation and cause other issues. Up to £36,740
Toe Injury (d) Serious Serious injuries to the great toe or multiple crush fractures affecting two or more toes. £9,600 to £13,740

Call one of our advisors today if you have been injured in a supermarket and would like to learn more about supermarket accident claims.

No Win No Fee Supermarket Accident Claims

By adopting a No Win No Fee policy, or Conditional Fee Agreement as it is also known, we are able to offer those who are less financially able, the chance to make supermarket accident compensation claims for the pain and suffering they have or are still experiencing due to an accident that wasn’t their fault.

No Win No Fee means, as it suggests, that if we are unsuccessful and do not win your case for you, then you are not required to pay us a penny, no win, means no legal fees for you to pay. If the supermarket accident claims are successful though, we will require some payment of our legal fees but this we take as a small percentage of your awarded amount and so you do not need to make any upfront payments or any payments during the claiming process.

With No Win No Fee, there is no financial loss or gamble whatsoever, but only the chance to gain.

Talk To Us Today About Supermarket Accident Claims

If you would like Accident Claims UK to represent you when making a supermarket accident compensation claim, or would simply just like some help and advice, call us on Freephone 0800 073 8801. A member of our team will gladly help you as best as they can.

Thank you for reading our guide to supermarket accident claims.

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