Farmfoods Accident Claims
If you’ve been injured while working or shopping in a supermarket, you may be able to make a supermarket accident claim.
All supermarkets and businesses within the UK are expected to uphold the health and safety standards that are expected of them. These health and safety standards are outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These guidelines usually include rules about specific actions, such as the action of using a ladder to store stock. If a supermarket have failed to uphold the safety standards that are expected of a UK business and you have been injured as a result, you could be eligible to claim.
Types Of Accidents
While many different accident types can happen in a supermarket, certain accident types are more likely to occur than others. Some of the most common supermarket accidents include:
- Slip, trip and fall accidents – these accidents are often caused by wet floors or liquid/food spillages. They can also be caused by obstacles being placed in walkways, such as boxes being left in unsafe places.
- Injuries caused by poorly maintained premises – such as potholes in the car park or poorly maintained banisters in the stockroom.
- Falling object accidents – you could potentially be struck by an object falling from a shelf if it has not been stocked properly.
If you’ve been injured in any type of accident while in a supermarket, you should tell a manager. The manager should then prompt you to make a report in the business accident book. It is a legal requirement for all employers to have an accident book. If they do not allow you to make a report in the accident book, they are not upholding the health and safety standards that are expected of a business in the UK.
There is usually a three-year time limit in which you can make a personal injury claim. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury solicitor about the situation as soon as you feel ready to.
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT AT FARMFOODS?
- Report the incident to the staff 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.
HOW MUCH COMPENSATION AM I ENTITLED TO FOR A FARMFOODS ACCIDENT CLAIM?
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. 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 which looks at the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.
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.
Our compensation calculator will give you 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.
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“Knowledgeable friendly staff who understand and empathise with clients giving the best advice available.” Timothy, West Lancashire.
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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