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Can I Claim For An Accident In Asda?

Supermarkets may have many hazards that could pose a risk of injury if not addressed. The person in control of a public space, such as a supermarket, has a responsibility to protect the health and safety of customers using the space. If there has been a failure to do so, and you suffer harm as a result, you might be able to claim personal injury compensation.

Throughout this guide, we explore the question ‘Who can make Asda accident injury claims?’. You can find out what eligibility criteria needs to be met for you to have valid grounds to pursue a compensation claim and the evidence you could provide to strengthen your case.

Furthermore, we provide examples of supermarket accidents and injuries that could be sustained if there is a failure by a relevant third party to adhere to health and safety laws.

Additionally, we discuss how compensation payouts for successful supermarket accident claims are calculated to address the different ways your injuries have affected you.

Finally, you can find information on the benefits of working with a No Win No Fee solicitor when you claim compensation, such as being able to avoid paying for their work upfront.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with an advisor from our helpful team. To do so, you can:

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  1. Who Is Eligible To Make Asda Accident Injury Claims?
  2. What Are The Most Common Types Of Supermarket Accidents?
  3. Can I Claim For An Accident At Work In Asda?
  4. How To Claim After An Accident In Asda
  5. What Can I Claim For A Shop Accident?
  6. What Are No Win No Fee Asda Accident Injury Claims?
  7. Further Information On Public Liability Claims

Who Is Eligible To Make Asda Accident Injury Claims?

There are several parties who could be eligible to make a personal injury claim against a supermarket. However, the criteria below need to be met to have valid grounds to do so:

  • A duty of care was owed to you under relevant health and safety legislation, such as the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. This states that occupiers have a duty to take steps as a way to ensure the reasonable safety of those using the space for its intended purpose.
  • This duty was breached through a failure to adhere to the law. For example, a spillage in an aisle of the supermarket was not signposted despite it being reported.
  • You suffered an injury as a result of the breach, such as a head injury or crushed foot injury and/or a mental injury.

Additionally, you need to take legal action within the relevant time limits for a personal injury compensation claim. This is typically three years from the date of the accident as per the Limitation Act 1980.

Some exceptions can be made to the time limit so to find out how long you have to start legal proceedings and whether you’re eligible to claim compensation, get in touch with an advisor on the number above. They can also give you further guidance on the question ‘Who can make Asda accident injury claims?’.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Supermarket Accidents?

Some examples of supermarket accidents and injuries caused by a breach of duty could include:

  • Slips, trips and falls – A staff member is cleaning the supermarket floors and leaves the machine with trailing wires unattended while they collect other cleaning supplies. As a result, a customer trips over the trailing wires and suffers a serious shoulder injury and wrist injury.
  • Falling objects – A staff member stacks a shelf poorly causing objects to fall and hit a customer on the head. The customer suffers a serious concussion as a result.
  • Defective trolleys – There is a failure to maintain the safety of trolleys used by customers. As a result, a customer gets their foot caught under the wheel of a defective trolley causing them to suffer a crushed foot fracture.
  • Car park accidents – There is a failure to grit the car park during icy weather. This leads to a customer slipping and falling on ice when taking their shopping to their car. As a result, they suffer a brain and back injury.

To discuss your specific case and find out ‘Can I claim for an accident in Asda?’, please contact an advisor. They can discuss your potential next steps and offer guidance on personal injury law.

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Can I Claim For An Accident At Work In Asda?

If you were an employee injured in a supermarket accident at work, you might wonder whether you could claim compensation.

Employers owe their employees a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 to take reasonable and practicable steps to prevent employees from becoming injured at work. If there is a failure to adhere to this duty of care and you suffer an injury as a result, you could make a personal injury claim against your employer.

Examples of how accidents at work in a supermarket could occur include:

  • Lack of or inadequate training: Your employer fails to provide you with manual handling training before asking you to carry out manual handling activities. As a result, you suffer a severe soft tissue injury to your back and shoulders.
  • Defective equipment: Your employer instructs you to use a faulty pallet truck to move stock from one area of the supermarket to another. As a result, the pallet truck falls over and traps your arm causing you to sustain a crush injury.

Call our team to find out whether you could claim against your employer following a supermarket accident. They could connect you with a personal injury solicitor to help you.

How To Claim After An Accident In Asda

If you are eligible to claim after an accident in a supermarket, there are several steps you can take, such as:

  • Seek medical treatment for any injuries. This can ensure you receive medical attention and get the correct treatment for any harm you suffered. You can also request copies of your medical records which can be used as evidence to support your case.
  • Gather evidence of your injuries and the accident. This could include pictures, video footage, and copies of any accident reports.
  • Collect proof of any financial costs and losses caused by your injuries. For example, you could keep hold of receipts, payslips, invoices, and bank statements.
  • Seek legal advice from a specialist personal injury solicitor. Our solicitors have experience handling supermarket accident claims and can help you build up your case as well as present it in the relevant time limit.

Call our team to discuss what potential steps you could take if an accident in Asda were to occur causing you injury.

What Can I Claim For A Shop Accident?

Supermarket accidents can cause several types of injuries ranging from minor, such as soft tissue injuries that heal relatively quickly, to severe, such as complicated fractures that leave a lasting impact.

If your supermarket accident claim is successful, you could be awarded compensation to address the different impacts of your physical and/or psychological injuries, such as:

  • How your quality of life is affected
  • How long your recovery period is
  • The severity of the pain and suffering you experienced
  • The treatment you needed
  • How your injury is expected to affect you in the future

Compensation for these effects of your injuries is awarded through general damages. This is one of the heads of loss that will make up your overall award after a successful case. When valuing this head of loss, reference can be made to an independent medical report generated from an appointment you might need to attend as part of the claims process.

Additionally, the figures in the Judicial College Guidelines can be referred to. These guideline compensation brackets correspond to different injury types.

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Compensation Table

The table below contains figures from the JCG, with the exception of the top entry. Please only use this table as a guide.

Injury TypeSeverityCompensation Bracket GuidelinesNotes
Multiple Severe Injuries with Special DamagesSevereUp to and above £1,000,000+A settlement comprising compensation for the pain and suffering of multiple injuries of a severe nature and the financial costs incurred, such as cost of care, lost income, and medical bills.
Brain DamageVery Severe£344,150 to £493,000Poor language function, double incontinence, and the need for full-time nursing care.
Moderate (i)£183,190 to £267,340A moderate to severe intellectual deficit with a personality change, effect on the senses and no employment prospects.
NeckSevere (i)In the region of £181,020A neck injury associated with incomplete paraplegia.
ArmLess Severe£23,430 to £47,810A significant disability but there has been a substantial degree of recovery or this is expected.
Simple£8,060 to £23,430Forearm fractures of a simple nature.
FootModerate £16,770 to £30,500Permanent deformity and ongoing symptoms from a displaced metatarsal fracture.
Modest Up to £16,770Simple metatarsal fractures, ligament ruptures, and puncture wounds are injuries included in this bracket.
ChestSimple£15,370 to £21,920A generally simple injury, such as a single penetrating wound, will causes permanent tissue damage but no long-term impact on lung function.

Can I Claim Compensation For Financial Losses?

You could also receive compensation for the monetary losses caused by the supermarket injuries sustained under special damages. This is the second head of loss that could make up your settlement. It covers past and future losses, such as:

The special damages head of loss can often be valued higher than general damages so you should keep a record of any expenses incurred due to your injuries to ensure you are eligible to claim them back.

Find out how much compensation you could be awarded following a successful accident claim by calling an advisor on the number above.

What Are No Win No Fee Asda Accident Injury Claims?

You might be wondering ‘Can a No Win No Fee solicitor help with Asda accident injury claims?’. If you’re eligible to claim compensation, you could be connected with one of our specialist personal injury solicitors who can offer their services via a No Win No Fee agreement.

They can offer a contract called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which generally means:

  • No upfront or ongoing costs for the services they provide.
  • No fees to pay for their services if the claim fails.
  • A success fee is payable to your solicitor from your personal injury compensation as a legally capped percentage. The cap on the success fee means you can keep your overall settlement.

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If you’re interested in learning more about working with a solicitor under No Win No Fee terms, please contact our team. They can assess your case and connect you with one of our solicitors if you have a valid claim. Additionally, they can provide further guidance on the question ‘Who can make Asda accident injury claims?’.

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Further Information On Public Liability Claims

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