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How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Iceland Accident?

Do you do your weekly shopping in Iceland? Perhaps you are currently employed there? No matter what applies, one thing we do not expect to happen when visiting Iceland is being involved in an accident. However, there are a number of hazards that can happen at supermarkets. This includes everything from broken pavements outside to unmarked wet floors. If you have been injured due to any type of hazard or negligence while at Iceland, and you were not at fault for the incident, there is a very high chance that you will be eligible for Iceland compensation. Read on to find out more about Iceland accident and injury claims.

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A guide to Iceland injury claims

Hundreds of people are injured while shopping or working at supermarkets on a yearly basis. While a supermarket may not sound like a dangerous place, there are a number of hazards that can present themselves. The smooth supermarket floor can easily cause slips and trips when something has been dropped on the floor. And, this isn’t the only hazard! From falling objects to potholes in the car park, there are a number of different ways that accidents can happen. This is why there are stringent health and safety legislation in place for supermarket owners throughout the UK.

If you or someone you know has been injured while shopping or working at Iceland, this guide has all of the information you could possibly need. This includes details on launching a successful compensation claim, accident at work compensation case studies, how much compensation you may receive, why it is best to choose a No Win No Fee lawyer, and our Iceland accident claims number. So, read on to get started with Iceland claims…

What is an accident at Iceland?

An Iceland accident is quite simply any incident that has taken place at one of the Iceland supermarkets, for example, a person may have slipped on water in Iceland and hurt their arm. All supermarkets across the UK are required to provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees and members of the public. If Iceland has failed to do this, and you have been injured as a result, you will have grounds for a personal injury claim. It is important to note that an accident at Iceland also refers to any incidents that have occurred in the car park or any other part of the grounds that is owned by the company.

What to do if you are involved in an accident at Iceland causing injury

If an accident at Iceland has happened that has caused you an injury, it is vital to follow the required steps in order to get together as much evidence as you possibly can. This may be the following:

  • See a doctor – This may sound like an obvious point. After all, you’re injured, surely you’re going to go and see a medical professional? Well, some people try to cope with their injuries themselves when they are only minor, as they don’t like the thought of going to hospital. This is understandable. However, if you do this, not only are you putting your health at risk, but you will struggle to claim. This is because the report your doctor writes up is the most vital piece of evidence.
  • Report the accident – It is a good idea to get in touch with Iceland and report the accident that has occurred. If you were shopping there, reporting the incident will ensure there is an official record in the Iceland accident book, which will boost the strength of your case. If you were injured while working at Iceland, reporting the injury is a legal requirement. This is because all companies need to keep an up-to-date accident book by law.
  • Get contact information from all witnesses – Witness statements can really help to make your case strong. Make sure you get their name, address, and telephone number
  • Keep proof of any costs incurred – It is likely that you will have encountered a number of costs as a direct consequence of the accident you have been involved in. You should be right to claim for these, but you are going to need proof. Examples of costs you can claim for include income loss, counselling expenses, travel costs, and the cost of childcare.
  • Take photographs – If applicable, you should take photos of the scene and your injuries.
  • Make a note of what happened – Take the time to make a note of everything that occurred in as much detail as possible. You never know what could prove to be an important piece in the puzzle.

How to begin an Iceland accident injury claim

If you want to make a claim for an injury you sustained at Iceland, we can assist. The process is really easy when you work with our team. What you need to do to begin is call our experienced team of experts, and we will handle every step in your case for you. Our service always begins with a free consultation so we can find out the facts of your case and you can ask us any questions too. If you decide to proceed, we will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee agreement, and we can arrange a free local medical for you if required.

What is the time limit on Iceland accident claims?

There is a time limit on Iceland injury claims, and this limit is three years. It is the same as the accident at work claim time limit. This means that you have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. This does not mean you can literally claim one day before the three-year expiry is up, as court proceedings do need to be issued within this time frame. Plus, the sooner you claim, the easier it will be. This is because the details will be fresh in your mind, and it will be easier to gather evidence such as witness statements.

I had an accident while shopping at Iceland can I claim compensation?

If you have been injured while shopping at this popular supermarket, no matter whether you had a trip or slip in Iceland, you can most certainly claim compensation. This is the case no matter how you were injured, whether you slipped on an unmarked wet floor or you tripped because of something obstructing the aisle. The most important factor is being able to show that Iceland was to blame for your suffering.

Iceland, as is the case with all other businesses in the UK, must adhere to the legislations that have been put in place regarding health and safety. Namely, this covers The Occupiers Liability Act 1957, The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and The Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992. If Iceland has not upheld their duty to provide a safe and healthy environment, you have a great chance of securing compensation. After all, you deserve it.

Iceland accident at work claims

While most people who make Iceland accident compensation claims are shoppers, we can also handle your case if you have been injured while working at Iceland. As mentioned, your employer has the responsibility to provide a healthy and safe working environment. If they have failed to do so, and you have been the victim of an Iceland accident at work, you should certainly launch a claim. Some of the most common ways employers fail in their duty include not maintaining machinery properly, failing to conduct risk assessments, ignoring risk assessment findings, not dealing with wet floors, and a lack of training. However, there are many other accidents at work compensation examples.

Iceland slip trip or fall claims

Slip trip fall claims are exceptionally common when it comes to supermarkets. Serious injuries can occur when someone has a nasty slip on a wet floor. If the floor was not market properly, then Iceland may have been negligent, and so you will be entitled to compensation. Not only can slips happen due to wet floors, but we have also helped numerous clients that have been hurt because of obstructions in shopping aisles, as well as objects falling off the shelves. If you have been the victim of a slip, trip or a fall in Iceland, give us a call today for more information on tripped and slipped in Iceland compensation.

I had a car accident in an Iceland car park can I claim?

It is important to recognise that Iceland is not only responsible for your health and safety when you are inside of their supermarket, but the company is also responsible when you are on any other part of their premises, such as the car park. If you have hurt yourself because of a broken pavement or pothole, it is definitely worth launching a claim against the company. If, on the other hand, a car has crashed into you and this is why you are injured, you will need to make a claim against the other driver.

What can be claimed for after an accident in Iceland causing injury?

If you are going to make a claim for an accident at Iceland, you will be able to receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses – This includes prescription charges, counselling expenses, and anything else relating to medical services.
  • Travel costs – This can be anything from hospital parking tickets to the cost of adapting your vehicle.
  • Loss of earnings – Injured at work do I get paid? If not, you can claim. You can also claim for loss of anticipated earnings if you are going to be off work in the future.
  • Care claim – If someone has helped you around the house while you recover, this person will be able to launch a care claim
  • General damages – This is the compensation you will receive for the pain and suffering you have encountered.

The most common types of accidents that can happen at Iceland

There are many different accidents that can happen in a supermarket such as Iceland. Some of the most common include accidents because of wet floors, obstacles in the aisles, falling objects, and broken pavements in the parking lot. But remember, how the accident occurred is not the main issue. Rather, who caused the accident will determine if your case is eligible and how much money you will receive.

How much compensation will I get after an accident at Iceland causing injury?

If you have been injured while at Iceland, no matter whether you were shopping or you work there, you will want to know how much compensation you are entitled to. Unfortunately, it is simply not possible to give you an accurate figure. This is because every case is different, and there are many different factors that are assessed when determining what payout to award. If any solicitor promises you a certain amount of compensation, please do not bank on it. No legal professional should do this, as they won’t find out how much you are really going to get until the case settles. The same goes for the compensation calculators that have become very popular online. While an accident at work claim calculator or public accident calculator can give you a rough estimate, it will only ever be that – a very loose estimate.

This does not mean that you are going to be launching a claim with no idea regarding how much compensation you may receive. In fact, below, we have put together a table to enlighten you to the typical Iceland compensation payouts for injuries that are most commonly sustained in supermarkets. This should give you a decent understanding of what is possible. If you do not see your injury in the table below, please don’t worry. All you need to do is give us a call and we will be more than happy to assist you further.

Reason for compensation Typical payout amount Comments
Shoulder injuries – Minor A few hundred pounds – £6,000 The recovery time will play a large role in determining the level of compensation you will receive. You can expect to receive around £6,000 if your recovery is going to take up to two years. On the other hand, if you are expected to recover within a few months, you will receive something closer to a few hundred pounds.
Shoulder injuries – Moderate £6,000 – £9,700 This is typically for frozen shoulder injuries or injuries that have caused limited movement and discomfort. Symptoms will usually last for around two years.
Shoulder injuries – Serious £9,700 – £14,600 For this payment bracket, most injuries involve shoulder dislocations and damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus. This can cause a number of different symptoms, including shoulder pain, neck pain, and restricted shoulder movement.
Shoulder injuries – Severe £14,600 – £36,500 This is for shoulder injuries that also include injuries to the neck, as well as those that involve significant damage to the brachial plexus. The claimant will experience a significant level of disability in order to qualify for this compensation payout bracket.
Back injuries – Minor A few hundred pounds – £9,500 There are a number of factors that will determine how much compensation you receive for your back injury at work claim, including your expected recovery time. The lowest payout is for those who expect to make a full recovery within roughly three months. Aside from recovery time, other factors that will be considered include: how consistent your symptoms are, the pain you have experienced, the severity of your initial injury, whether you have any other symptoms, how the injury has impacted your daily life and your ability to work, as well as the extent of any treatment required.
Back injuries – Moderate £9,500 – £21,100 At the highest end of this payment category, most cases are those involving residual disability. Nevertheless, for the most severe cases of this, please see the box below. At the lower scale of this bracket, the payout is for injuries that have resulted in backache and soft tissue concerns. You will often find that the condition has exacerbated an injury the person already had.
Back injuries – Severe £29,475 – £122,350 You can expect to receive the highest payout for the most severe back injuries. This includes those that have caused spinal cord damage, as well as damage to the nerve roots. The claimant will have suffered a number of serious consequences. For payments at the lower end of this category, you will usually find that it relates to soft tissue injuries, disc lesions, disc fractures, and any other type of condition whereby disabilities are present even after treatment.
Minor injuries – Seven-day recovery A few hundred pounds to £525
Minor injuries – Recovery within 28 days £525 – £1,050
Minor injuries – Recovery within three months £1,050 – £1,860 The amount of compensation you are awarded will be dictated by the level of suffering and pain you have been subject to.
Loss of anticipated earnings £10,000 – £400,000 If you are not able to return to work yet, and you expect to spend more time off work while you recover, you will be able to make a claim for this. The amount of money you receive will be calculated based on your future earning potential, as well as your current rate of pay. In some cases, people are awarded more than is stated in the column on the left.
Loss of benefits £5,000 – £500,000 If you work for yourself or you are not entitled to sick pay, you will be at a loss financially if you have missed work while you recover, which is likely. The good news is that you can claim for this and the amount you receive will be based on the income you have actually lost. In some cases, people are awarded more than is stated in the column on the left.
Mental anguish £3,550 Fear of death and expectation of end of life.

No Win No Fee personal injury claims

One of the main features of our service is the fact that all of our lawyers work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you will only need to pay legal fees if we manage to successfully secure compensation for you. It also means that you will not need to make a large upfront payment to get the ball rolling.

With our No Win No Fee payment structure, anyone is able to make a claim, irrespective of their current financial standing. We have eliminated the risk that is typically linked with launching a claim. After all, if we do not succeed, you won’t need to pay a penny. If we do succeed, you will have your compensation payout to cover the cost. What have you got to lose? Call us today for more details on our accident at work No Win No Fee approach.

Why choose us as your claims service for a personal injury claim?

There are a number of reasons why you should choose us as your personal injury service. Not only do we have many years of experience, but we have a glowing reputation too. This is because we always put our customers first, and we recognise that you are going through the recovery process. We leave you to focus on getting better while we concentrate on securing the maximum possible amount of compensation.

Call for free advice and to start a claim

So, if you are ready to make a claim against Iceland, all you need to do is pick up the phone and reach us on our Iceland accident helpline at 0800 073 8804. You will speak to one of our lovely team members who will talk you through the Iceland accident claims process, answer your queries, and make sure you are assigned to the best in-house solicitor from our team based on the ins and outs of your case. Call us today to get started.

Helpful Links

NHS directory of health conditions

If you have been injured and you want to diagnose your condition, this page from the NHS can help. You can find out plenty of information on various injuries and illnesses, as well as selecting various body parts to determine the problem.

The HSE guide to supermarket floors

If you run a supermarket, it is important to put the necessary steps in place to ensure health and safety is managed with regards to the risks of smooth supermarket floors. This information from the UK Government’s Health and Safety Executive is very helpful.

Health and safety in the retail sector

Head to this link from the UK Government’s Health and Safety Executive and you will find useful tips regarding health and safety within the retail sector, as well as the latest industry news. There is also information on the Primary Authority Scheme too.

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      Patrick is a Grade A solicitor having qualified in 2005. He's an an expert in accident at work and public liability claims and is currently our head of the EL/PL department. Get in touch today for free to see how we can help you.

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