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
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.
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.TRY THE ONLINE 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 falling – if boxes and equipment are stored on high shelves and not properly packed away, they can fall, causing injuries
- Exposure to harmful substances – harmful 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- Food Poisoning – From out of date food or lack of health and hygiene controls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
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.
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.
CLAIMS AGAINST THE CO-OP, START YOUR CLAIM TODAY
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.