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    Claims Against Tesco

    Do you work for a supermarket or are you an ex-employee or customer who has suffered an accident at a supermarket? If you have been injured due to an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. Talk to us about claims against Tesco, we are here to help you.

    It doesn’t matter whether you were a customer or are directly or indirectly employed by a supermarket. If your injuries were caused by working conditions and failings in health and safety by a supermarket or negligence on their part, then you could be eligible to claim compensation.

    Please note, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact us as soon as possible to assess your case.

    Contact the claims experts

    If you have been in an accident at work or in a public place, contact us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.

    Claims Against Tesco

    Supermarkets have a duty of care towards all their staff and customers, whether you are directly employed or an agency worker. This means that they must provide a safe and suitable public space and working environment. If they fail to follow health and safety procedures and this causes an accident, they could be held liable for any injuries sustained and have to pay compensation for their negligence.

    Types of store and warehouse injuries

    Some of the common ways injuries are sustained by staff and customers can include, but are not limited to:

    • Slips, trips and falls from spillages
    • Escalator injuries
    • Car park injuries
    • Kitchen injuries from hot oil or equipment
    • Food health and hygiene illnesses
    • Falls from ladders
    • Manual handling injuries
    • Racking and storage injuries
    • Working temperatures injuries
    • Objects fallingif boxes and equipment are stored on high shelves and not properly packed away, they can fall, causing injuries
    • Exposure to harmful substancesHarmful chemicals can be used in warehouses, either for cleaning or other purposes

    Some of the common injuries that are sustained include:

    • Crush Injuries – From falling objects and racking
    • Back Injuries – Due to manual handling accidents and slips, trips or falls
    • Chemical burns – From employers not providing the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training
    • Heat burns – From oil or equipment
    • Food Poisoning – From out-of-date food or lack of health and hygiene controls

    If you have suffered an injury in an accident in a warehouse or supermarket that you believe was not your fault, you could be owed compensation. Call our experts today for a no-obligation discussion to find out if you have a potential claim against a supermarket.


    What to do after an accident at Tesco?

    • Report the incident to a staff member so they can make an official record of it in their accident book.
    • Take photos of what has happened-injuries and the scene of the accident.
    • Get the details of any witnesses to the accident.
    • Evidence of a loss of earnings if your injury has resulted in you needing time off work. Documents related to other financial expenditures connected to your injuries may also be required. This could include travel receipts to and from medical appointments.
    • Seek medical attention

    AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION in Claims against Tesco

    All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two distinct factors – general damages and special damages.


    The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed.


    However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work.

    Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.


    To learn more and discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team at 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.