How Much Compensation Can I Claim for a Supermarket Accident Claim?
If you have unfortunately been injured at the supermarket issue, it is imperative that you take the right steps to make sure you are dealt with by professionals in this matter, to discern whether you have a valid claim for compensation against the supermarket operator.
As part of the claim service we provide, we endeavour to take all the action required on a No Win No Fee basis. We specialise in providing you with answers to questions such as how much compensation for slipping on a wet floor? And other types of supermarket personal injury claims. Our goal is to get you the very best outcome financially, for your pain and suffering due to the negligence of a supermarket or any retail based store.
Select a section:
- A guide to supermarket compensation claims.
- Should I make a compensation claim or not?
- What can I claim if there has been an accident or injury sustained at a supermarket?
- No win no fee supermarket compensation claims.
- For what reason can I claim compensation against a supermarket?
- What to do if you need to claim compensation against a supermarket?
- How to make a supermarket compensation claim?
- Compensation Claim Amounts for Supermarket Incidents?
- Why choose us as your claim service?
- Call for free advice and to start a claim.
With more and more Supermarket staff on zero hour contracts, the standards of health & safety have dropped dramatically. This has unfortunately caused many more accidents to staff and customers alike, than ever before. Due to mistakes being made by supermarkets, and from issues such as under staffing their business. This means that legal proceedings such as slip in supermarket claims, and compensation for a fall in a supermarket, as well as claims for other types of loss such as damage to a vehicle parked at the supermarket, are more common.
We can, and do, successfully make things easier for the injured party, by assisting them with the legal process, and representation for injured in supermarket compensation claims. We will always act in your best interest, and we will always aim to get you the most compensation we can, without risking your claim in the slightest.
The simple answer to that is yes. Supermarkets in the UK have mostly been bought out by huge cooperate companies that operate outside the UK. This allows them to manipulate many UK laws, for example, tax legislation. The one area they cannot influence is their responsibility to deal legally with accidents or damaged, caused by negligence, at any of their business in the UK. They may pay their tax elsewhere, but they cannot hide from UK legislation for health and safety, which protects you, the consumer. And we can help you press a successful claim for damages if you have been injured through a health and safety lapse at a supermarket.
The supermarket that you, the British customer hand over your hard-earned money to, are using more and more zero hour contracts for staff members. This, in turn, causes many accidents, due to overworked and understaffed supermarkets.
If there has been an accident caused by negligence at a supermarket, you should be seeking legal advice. Why should you suffer, due to the greed of these huge corporations?
Supermarkets are surprisingly, one of the most common places that accidents or other damaging incidents occur, involving the public. These busy, usually understaffed establishments hide a myriad of ways to come to harm. Each case will be different, but in almost every instance the types of damages below will be applicable:
- General damages in supermarkets – in this set of circumstances, we are speaking about the injury that is physical. The struggling and pain induced by using the injury after being involved in an incident at your local supermarket. And in extremely unpleasant cases, where you have long-lasting suffering that is psychological, because of the accident, this will be covered in common damages as well.
- Special damages in supermarkets – this area of damages is paid to you the patron of the grocery store where you, unfortunately, suffered an accident. It covers any hardship that is a monetary loss by you, which is a common by-product of a serious accident. For example, if the victim has a job or employment of any kind, that they cannot carry out due to the accident sustained in the supermarket.
- Don’t forget your travel expenses – this relates to any out of pocket expenses that are encountered due to having to make journeys due to the accident. This could be everything from having to pay for a taxi home from the hospital, to having to take the bus for outpatient treatment every week. It will even include travel costs if you must attend court due to the case.
- Medical charges – any fees that had been accumulated owing to having to have the damage treated, and additionally any treatment that is long-term and ongoing. We can additionally include long-term care costs, and also psychiatric care in this section.
We can help you make a successful compensation claim if your injury was caused by the negligence of the owner or one of the employees of the store if you have been involved in a supermarket accident. Many of the big supermarket chains have had major payouts to customers and staff members alike. Every week in the major press we see Tesco compensation pay-outs made by firms such as Asda, Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury etc.
One of our trained advisers will be happy to talk to you and confirm if you have a valid no fee supermarket accident claim. We shall explain how the supermarket accident compensation claims process works. We shall also try to give you some indication of how long it will take to conclude your claim, depending on the facts of your case, and the type of injury you have sustained. Our initial consultation is free, and we won’t pressure you to take legal action if you do not wish too.
Technically known as a no win no fee Conditional Fee Agreement, this is a form of legal representation that offers people with limited finance a way to gain access to the legal services they need. This type of arrangement replaced Legal Aid when it was phased out, so that people in the lower income bracket still have access to legal advice and representation.
All solicitors are duty-bound, by virtue of the regulations that they work under, to explain all the pertinent information relating to the work they will carry out on your behalf. This also applies to the pressings issue of their fees, which are limited under a CFA to 25% of the total claim amount. You will never be charged more than this, it is a fixed upper limit. You will always receive at least 75% of all compensation you are awarded as the result of a damages claim against a supermarket.
Supermarket owners are required by law to ensure that their premises are free from hazards and that visitors are not placed at risk of sustaining an injury. The supermarket premises must be routinely inspected for potential risks of injury, and all efforts that are reasonable, be made to reduce any risks to supermarket staff or shoppers to a level that is compliant with required health and safety standards for publicly accessible premises. When a supermarket manager or member of staff does not fulfil all their responsibilities, to maintain an environment that is safe for shoppers and employees, it is termed a failure in a duty of care and constitutes negligence. A claim for supermarket accident injury compensation will be possible should a known member of staff or visitor to the store sustain an injury as a result that is a direct result of such negligence.
If you have been the victim of an accident or another form of an incident that has caused you loss while at the supermarket, you need to take some steps to make sure you have the best chance of making a successful compensation claim. Following these simple steps below will ensure that you have all of the key facts we are going to need to sue the supermarket for damages on your behalf.
Firstly, document everything, and take photographs if you can. Get the facts of the accident down on paper while they are fresh in your mind.
Find out if there are any witnesses to the accident. Get the contact details for these witnesses, you may need their testimony later.
Ask any doctor or medical staff you have to consult with for their contact information, once again you might need this information to make a claim at a later stage.
Make sure that the supermarket knows that an accident has occurred. Most will have an incident form you will need to fill in. Make sure you get a copy of this.
All supermarket accident claims are assessed on their unique situation. First, you must establish that your accident occurred because the supermarket was at fault. Once you have established that liability for your accident rests with the supermarket in question, you must provide evidence to prove what injuries you sustained as a result of the accident, plus any documents, if any, in support of your financial claim.
All supermarket insurance claims are decided on their own set of unique circumstances. You firstly need to consider if the accident was the fault of the supermarket, i.e. slipping on a wet floor, an object falling, etc. During our first free consultation, we will determine the liability of the supermarket in question and measure the extent of your injuries.
We will then take all the information and facts about your claim that you can recall, along with a medical opinion if needed. We will need to acquire medical records of the injuries you sustained as evidence ins some cases. And of course, you must explain how it happened, and where it happened. We can then start to help you with our No Win No Fee service, and assist you through every step of the process.
Below are some of the most common types of injuries which are encountered in supermarket accidents, falling and slipping injuries are extremely common. Care needs to be taken to ensure that what is original seen as an injury that is mild, does not have long-term health effects, from say falling on a wet floor in a supermarket and banging your head, that causes more serious issues further down the road.
When it comes to claiming other damages such as loss of earnings, the compensation amount will always be driven by the facts of each case that is individually unique. It is, therefore, impossible to give an indication what is true of the amount you might claim, but the general amounts below are close:
|Toe injury (moderate to severe)||£4,450 - £42,140||Loss of a single toe, to several|
|Foot Injury (slight)||£5,220 - £11,300||Minor injury healed in the short-term|
|Foot Injury (moderate)||£18,750 - £51,450||Serious damage to one or both feet in the long-term|
|Foot Injury (severe)||£62,000 - £151,450||Loss of either one of both feet|
|Achilles (slight to severe)||£5,375 - £30,500||Damage to the Achilles resulting in short to long-term pain and discomfort|
|Ankle Injury (slight to severe)||£10,400 - £55,600||Short to mid-term damage to the ankle with loss of mobility|
|Knee Injury (slight)||£4,400 - £18,500||Minor damage to the knee, causing short-term discomfort and lack of mobility|
|Knee Injury (moderate)||£19,700 - £33,500||Major damage to the knee that causes loss of mobility and ongoing pain|
|Knee Injury (severe)||£39,650 - £72,950||Unhealable damage to one or both knees|
|Leg Injury (slight)||£1,650 - £18,200||Minor damage to one of both legs, fractures and sprains|
|Leg Injury (moderate)||£21,750 - £104,100||Mid-term damage to one or both legs causing loss of mobility and pain|
|Leg Injury (severe)||£75,450 - £214,850||Loss of either one or both legs entirely|
|Finger Injury (slight to severe)||£415 - £66,500||From minor damage to fingers, to loss of one or more digits|
|Injured Wrist extreme – (slight)||£2,999 - £40,999||From minor damage to wrist, to complete loss of function|
|Hand Injury (slight)||£650 - £21,000||Soft tissue damage and minor fractures and sprains|
|Hand Injury (moderate)||£21,750 - £45,600||Mid-term healable damage causing pain and discomfort|
|Hand Injury (severe)||£44,250 - £149,900||Complete loss of either on or both hands|
|Elbow Injury (slight)||£2,955 - £10,000||Minor sprains and fractures causing short-term discomfort|
|Elbow Injury (moderate)||£12,000 - £22,550||More serious injuries causing loss of function of the elbow for the medium-term|
|Elbow Injury (severe)||£28,350 - £41,000||Function of the elbow lost entirely|
|Arm Injury (minor)||£5,000 - £29,900||Soft tissue damage and minor fractures and sprains|
|Arm Injury (moderate)||£29,000 - £97,000||Loss of function of both or one arm, or ongoing long-term pain as result of the injury|
|Arm Injury (severe)||£72,950 - £250,700||Amputation of one or both arms as result of the injury|
|Shoulder Injury (minor)||£4,000 - £6,357||Soft tissue damage and minor fractures and sprains|
|Shoulder Injury (moderate)||£6,472 - £10,000||Reduced motor function in the mid-term|
|Shoulder Injury (severe)||£10,000 - £35,500||Restricted movement on the long-term|
|Neck Injury (minor)||£2,000 - £ 5,999||Soft tissue damage and minor fractures and sprains|
|Neck Injury (moderate)||£28,999 - £41,750||Reduced motor function in the mid-term|
|Neck Injury (severe)||£40,800 - £120, 000||Restricted movement on the long-term and ongoing pain|
|Back Injury (minor)||£375 -£9,500||Soft tissue damage and minor fractures and sprains|
|Back Injury (moderate)||£31,000 - £8,500||Injury that causes loss of mobility and reduced use of back on the mid-term|
|Back Injury (severe)||£29,500 - £119,999||Loss of motor function or paralysis as result of the injury|
|Eye Injury (minor)||£1,999 - £7,999||Temporary vision impediment as result of the injury|
|Eye Injury (moderate)||£6,999 - £47,899||Temporary vision impediment as result of the injury|
|Eye Injury (moderate)||£6,999 - £47,899||Vision in one or both eyes impaired seriously|
|Eye Injury (severe)||£79,999 - £202,855||Loss of sight in both eyes, or one eye and loss that is partial of in the other as result of the injury|
|Ear Injury (minor)||£5,000 - £35,999||Hearing impediment as result of the injury|
|Ear Injury (moderate)||£21, 500 - £32,999||Deafness in one ear as result of the injury|
|Ear Injury (severe)||£67,999 - £110,000||Total loss of hearing as result of the injury|
|Face Injury (minor)||£2,100 - £13,999||Scarring until fully healed in the mid to long-term but not permanent as a result of the injury|
|Face Injury (moderate)||£11,999 - £25,999||Breaks and fractures to cheeks, jaw or nose as well as ongoing pain as result of the injury|
|Face Injury (severe)||£15,750 - £71,450||Permanent scarring as result of the injury|
|Head Injury (minor)||£1,999 - £8,999||Damage to the head that did not result in brain damage as a result of the injury|
|Head Injury (moderate)||£11,999 - £205,000||Injuries that result in impaired mental ability, change in personality of loss of motor function|
|Head Injury (severe)||£214,999 - £315,450||Injuries that leave the victim in an unresponsive and in a vegetative state due to severe brain damage|
We have years of experience in this field, we have a great reputation that we have nurtured from our clients and customers. We aim to make your life as easy as possible, while we get you the best deal we can.
We guarantee that you will not be asked to pay any upfront fees or finance your case in any way, as our CFA covers the initial cost as well as the ongoing fees.
All of our team, and our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors, always provide honest, experienced advice. We will guide you through the supermarket compensation claim process in a friendly manner, for you, and members of your family, because we understand that being involved in a supermarket accident can be extremely unpleasant.
On a No Win No Fee basis you will speak with one of our specialist personal injury solicitors, who will act for you if you have slipped on a spillage, fallen due to leaking water from a fridge, or you have been injured as a result of the actions of a supermarket employee.
It is essential that you seek experienced, expert advice after being involved in a supermarket accident. Our panel of injury lawyers are leading specialist solicitors in dealing with supermarket accident compensation claims. They are experienced in dealing with all aspects of such claims. We deal with supermarket claims against all major chains such as Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Aldi, etc.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your rights to make a claim. We will endeavour to take a good look at your claim and proceeded the best way for possible for you.
One of our panel of specialist injury lawyers will act for you on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that your solicitor shall not charge you if your supermarket compensation claim is unsuccessful. When the claim has been successful, you will never be charged more than 25% of the total amount of damages you were awarded. This means that the remaining 75% is yours, to do with as you please.