On this page, you will find a guide to making a compensation claim for an accident in Waitrose. It will attempt to answer questions such as, can I claim compensation for an accident in Waitrose? and others. You should learn everything you need to know about why you might have a valid claim, and how to move forward with making a claim.
Waitrose is one of the smaller supermarket chains in the UK, with only around 350 stores, with approximately 70 of these being the smaller, corner shop style supermarket. Waitrose has an excellent Health & Safety record, with no major incidents on record.
If you have been injured in an accident in Waitrose, either as a member of the public or a staff member, Accident Claims UK can help you. Call us on 0800 073 8801 and speak to one of our team today. They will talk you through our new claims onboarding process so that we can start working on your claim straight away.
Select A Section:
- A Guide To Personal Injury Claims For Accidents Or Injuries At A Waitrose
- What Is An Accident In A Waitrose Supermarket?
- Examples Of Supermarket Accidents
- Can I Claim Compensation For An Accident In A Waitrose Car Park?
- Slip And Fall Accident Claims Against Waitrose
- Customer Accident And Injury Claims
- I Had An Accident In Waitrose As An Employee, What Can I Do?
- How To Start A Personal Injury Claim For An Accident In Waitrose
- What Should I Do After Being Hurt In An Accident At Waitrose?
- I Was Injured In An Accident At A Waitrose, What Can I Claim Compensation For?
- Supermarket Accident And Injury Compensation Calculator
- No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims For An Accident In Waitrose
- Why Choose To Make Your Supermarket Accident Claim With Our Team?
- Call Our Team To Begin Your Claim
- Additional Advice And Helpful Resources
A Guide To Personal Injury Claims For Accidents Or Injuries At A Waitrose
Within this guide to Waitrose compensation claims, we cover all of the information you need to learn about a) why you may be eligible to claim compensation from Waitrose, and b) how to go about doing just that. You will need to make your claim within the personal injury claims time limit of three-years though.
What you will find on this page, is a basic definition of what a Waitrose accident could be, and who could be eligible to claim for one. We also list some of the more common types of supermarkets accidents. We will specifically cover car park accidents, slips and falls, and also accidents involving a member of the workforce.
The guide then moves on to give some advice on how to go about starting your claim, and also some of the things you can do to make sure you have the best chance of winning your claim. In the later sections, you will find important information such as a breakdown of the possible types of damages you might be able to claim, and also typical amounts paid in compensation for a range of injuries.
At the end of this guide, we give a general overview of the Accident Claims UK national claims service. This is available to everyone in the UK, and is a simple, effective and risk-free way for you to have your claim processed. If you have any questions about our claims service, please speak to one of our team members on the number at the end of the guide.
What Is An Accident In A Waitrose Supermarket?
Before you can move on to make a supermarket accident claim, you need to know that you have a valid reason to claim compensation. If a person comes to harm while shopping in a supermarket, or working there as a staff member, then if it can be proven that the supermarket is at least partially to blame, a valid claim could exist. People who could be able to make a claim include:
- A member of staff working in a supermarket.
- Shoppers inside the supermarket, or outside in the customer car park.
- People who are visiting the supermarket, for example, lorry drivers making a delivery.
When it comes to claiming for the harm you have suffered, you are not limited to claiming for physical injuries; you will be able to claim for any type of harm, such as:
- Illnesses or diseases, such as food poisoning or work-related stress.
- Injuries caused by an accident in the supermarket, such as a sprained wrist or broken leg.
- Psychological injuries, such as P.T.S.D.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to make a claim against Waitrose, please call Accident Claims UK on the number at the end of this guide. One of our team will go over your accident with you, and let you know whether you have a valid reason to claim or not.
Examples Of Supermarket Accidents
There are many reasons why a person might need to make a claim for an accident at a supermarket. Here are examples if accidents that could happen in a supermarket;
- Manual handling accidents while stocking shelves or managing stock in the warehouse.
- Slips, trips and falls affecting either shoppers or members of staff.
- Accidents in the customer car park involving a vehicle collision with a pedestrian.
Can I Claim Compensation For An Accident In A Waitrose Car Park?
A car park accident could be a common reason for people to make a a supermarket accident claim. However, it is important to understand that you are still on private property in the car park, so UK road laws do not apply. So, if you are involved in a car crash with another vehicle, the situation can be a little grey.
As a pedestrian, if you are injured by another shopper in their car, you could be able to claim against their motor insurance. If you are injured by tripping over some form of an obstacle such as a pothole, you could claim against the supermarket.
We recommend that you speak to us here at Accident Claims UK if you have been injured by a vehicle in the car park of Waitrose. This is so that we can advise you on who is liable for compensation. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to proceed with this.
Slip And Fall Accident Claims Against Waitrose
These are the most common of all types of accidents that people make a supermarket accident claim for. You could make a supermarket tripping accident claim for reasons such as:
- You slipped on a floor that had been left wet after cleaning.
- You tripped over stock that has been left in a supermarket aisle.
- You fell in the car park due to a pothole of a broken paving slab.
These reasons and more are all common causes for claims. Call Accident Claims UK at the number at the end of the page, and explain to one of our team members how your slip, trip or fall happened. They will help you get started with your claim today.
Customer Accident And Injury Claims
As a customer shopping in Waitrose, you are protected by multiple levels of legislation. This includes both the Occupiers Liability Act, ensuring all building owners make the premises safe for members of the public, and also all of the Health & Safety regulations for the retail sector.
If a branch of Waitrose fails to comply with this legislation, and a customer is harmed due to this failure, then a personal injury solicitor could be able to process a claim for the injured party.
If you have been injured while shopping at Waitrose, call Accident Claims UK on the number at the end of this guide, and explain what happened. One of our team will go over your options with you, and if your claim is valid we can proceed with your claim right away.
I Had An Accident In Waitrose As An Employee, What Can I Do?
Your employer is bound by law, to maintain a safe and healthy working environment for you at all times. If they don’t and this directly leads to you being injured or becoming ill, then you could have a valid reason to make a claim.
How To Start A Personal Injury Claim For An Accident In Waitrose
If you intend to use Accident Claims UK as your personal injury specialists to process a claim against Waitrose, our onboarding process is very simple. When you call us, one of our team will ask you a series of questions, such as:
- How and when did your accident happen?
- Who do you think was to blame for the accident?
- What injuries did you suffer?
- What is the prognosis for you making a full recovery?
- Have you had to miss work because of the accident?
- What financial and other losses have your injuries caused?
Once we have the answers to questions such as these, we will have a much better idea of how your claim will work out. We can then offer you some intelligent and informed advice on what you should do next. Call us on the number below to proceed.
What Should I Do After Being Hurt In An Accident At Waitrose?
The steps below are designed to give people the best chance possible of winning their personal injury claims. These steps will help to document your accident and injuries, so that your claim can be proven.
- Take photographs of the cause of the accident and the site it occurred.
- Make sure that you have followed the Waitrose accident reporting procedure.
- If there were any witnesses to your accident, gather their contact details so that they can be called on to give testimony if required.
- No matter how minor you think your injuries are, visit the hospital to have them diagnosed and treated.
- Start making a list of any losses, financial or otherwise, that you incur because of your injuries.
Taking steps such as these, will give Accident Claims UK an advantage when processing your claim. Call us on the number below, so that we can start helping you to get the compensation you are entitled to today.
I Was Injured In An Accident At A Waitrose, What Can I Claim Compensation For?
All supermarket accident compensation claims are different, as every one of them is based on a completely different set of circumstances. What they do have in common though, is the types of damages a settlement might comprise of. These can include, but are not limited to:
- Special damages (for financial and other losses):
- Loss of future income – if your injuries when healed, will leave you with a reduced capacity to work and earn income.
- Loss of current earnings – if you have had to take a long time away from work and have lost out financially because of it.
- Cost of care – if you have had to hire a nurse or a home help due to not being able to care for yourself or your home.
- Medical charges – if you have had to pay for private medical treatment or therapy out of your own funds.
- Travel costs – if you have had to travel to have your injuries treated, or to deal with any aspect of the compensation claim itself, such as visiting your solicitor or attending court.
- General damages (for all of the physical aspects of the accident and injury):
- Permanent disabilities – if you will never recover fully, and you will be left in a state where your life quality will be severely diminished.
- Long-term recovery – if your injuries will take a long time to heal, and will be painful for much of this time.
- Psychological damage – if the accident will leave you with a mental condition such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or depression, or you develop new phobias.
- Pain and suffering – this will pertain to the pain and shock of the initial accident, and also when you received emergency treatment.
- Mental trauma – for the shock of the accident.
If you would like to know what types of damages might be applicable in your own claim, call Accident Claims UK on the number below. One of our team will go over your claim with you, and will be able to give you a general indication of what you might be able to claim for.
Supermarket Accident And Injury Compensation Calculator
The table below, shows typical compensation amounts for a range of injuries that could be caused by an accident in a supermarket.
|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 Personal Injury Claims For An Accident In Waitrose
Accident Claims UK can process your Waitrose claim under a No Win No Fee agreement. You pay nothing for us to take your claim on, you pay nothing as we process your claim, and you pay nothing if we fail to win compensation. If we do win though, we will take out fee straight from the payment we have received from you, and send you the rest. Call us on the number below for more information.
Why Choose To Make Your Supermarket Accident Claim With Our Team?
Accident Claims UK is effective in processing all kinds of accident and injury claims, and we are sure that we can help you to get the maximum level of compensation possible for your claim. We are always just a phone call away to answer any questions you have about your claim, and let you know how your claim is progressing. Call us on the number below to learn more.
Call Our Team To Begin Your Claim
If you are ready to have your personal injury claim processed, then call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801 right now. One of our team is ready and waiting to explain how our claims process works, and then walk you through our new claims process. We can then start working on your claim immediately.
Additional Advice And Helpful Resources
At the link below, you will find a UK Government website that gives an overview of Health & Safety in the retail sector:
At this link, you will find a report that looks at the state of Health & Safety in the UK retail sector:
At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for a slip, trip or fall:
At this link, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for a workplace accident:
At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for 50/50 liability:
Edited By Mel.