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Claims Against The Co-op

Do you work for a supermarket or are you an ex-employee or customer who has suffered an accident whilst in store? If you have been injured due to an accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Talk to us about claims against a supermarket.

It doesn’t matter whether you were a customer, employee or contractor, if your injuries were caused by working conditions and failings in health and safety or negligence on their part, then you could be eligible to claim compensation.

Contact the claims experts

Jefferies Solicitors have over 25 years’ experience in dealing with compensation claims. If you have suffered an injury because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, we’ll guide you every step of the way and help you win the compensation you are entitled to.

If you have been in an accident at work or in a public place then contact us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online. We have helped clients that have been injured in all kinds of health and safety-related accidents.

claims against the co-op

Supermarkets have a duty of care towards all their staff and customers. This means 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 may have to pay compensation.

At Jefferies, we have expert personal injury solicitors that can help you claim compensation if you have been injured at a supermarket. We are a highly regarded law firm and have won thousands of work injury cases, providing compensation for our clients.

Our clients often receive compensation pay-outs for store and warehouse injuries. What’s more, we offer every client a no win, no fee service, so you don’t have to pay upfront to make a claim.

If you do have grounds on which to make a supermarket injury claim, we will let you know how much compensation you may receive.

ELIGIBILITY CHECKER

Types of store and warehouse injuries

Some of the common causes of injuries to staff and customers include

  • Slips, trips and falls from spillages
  • Car park injuries
  • 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 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 due to a warehouse or store accident, 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 could claim.

WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT AT THE CO-OP?

  • 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

HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?

At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.

A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the discussion you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.

A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.

AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION IN CLAIMS AGAINST THE CO-OP

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 specific factors – general damages and special damages.

GENERAL 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. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.

Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.

SPECIAL DAMAGES

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. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.

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.

CLAIMS AGAINST THE CO-OP, START YOUR CLAIM TODAY

Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.

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

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