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Sports Direct Accident Claims Guide – How Much Compensation – How To Make Personal Injury Claims Against Sports Direct?

Sports DirectSadly, the sportswear and equipment chain store Sports Direct has made the headlines for some of the wrong reasons in recent years. A recent report by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee found that the high street giant was neglecting the health and safety of their employees at their warehousing facility at Shirebrook, Derbyshire. The report found that sadly, between January 2010 and April 2016 there were 115 cases where employees suffered injuries because of an accident at Sports Direct. Injuries included an employee suffering a fractured neck, and a female employee giving birth in a toilet because she was afraid to take time off work. What’s more, during this period ambulances were called out to the site 110 times. In 50 cases, the injuries or illness was classified as life-threatening. As well as physical injuries, the report found that in many cases the employees were paid less than minimum wage, and were bullied or exploited, for example suffering penalties for taking time off work, leading the committee of MPs to liken conditions at the warehouse site to a “Victorian Warehouse”. An informative Sports Direct scandal summary can be found at this page.

If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident at Sports Direct that was caused by negligence on the part of the business, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Whether your accident was caused by poor Sports Direct working conditions at their warehouse site, or you were injured whilst shopping or working at a Sports Direct store then you could claim. Trust Legal Expert to help you make an accident claim against Sports Direct. We are a trusted personal injury law firm that is committed to helping our clients claim the compensation they are owed if they are injured because of violations of health and safety regulations. Our personal injury solicitors have years of experience helping clients make personal injury claims for compensation against negligent employers and businesses. We will always fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation you could be entitled to claim, meaning that you will not get short-changed.

If you have been injured because of Sports Direct’s negligence, claiming the compensation that you are owed is a way of holding them accountable for their negligence. Claiming compensation will also mean that have enough funds to pay for any medical care you may now need and will compensate you for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. Call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 for your free legal consultation and if you have the right to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer who will start working on your Sports Direct accident claim right away.

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A Guide To Accident Claims Against Sports Direct

Sports Direct is one of Britain’s largest sportswear and equipment chain stores. It is owned by the Sports Direct International PLC retail group, which was started in 1982 by Mark Ashley. The retail group also owns House of Fraser, Lillywhites, and sporting brands such as Slazenger, Firetrap and Lonsdale. The group has over 470 stores in the UK, and 670 worldwide. The store also operates an eCommerce store at SportsDirect.com. Sports Direct profits operate on a low-profit-margin.

As we have already stated with the Sports Direct scandal summary above, Sports Direct has in some cases may have let health and safety slip, leading to Sports Direct accidents at work, which have caused employees to suffer from serious injuries. In this guide to making a Sports Direct injury claim, we will advise you on what duty of care Sports Direct legally has towards its staff, and explain injuries which are common in the retail sector in more detail. We will also advise you on how to make a personal injury claim against Sports Direct, explain the benefits of making a no win no fee claim and have included a personal injury claims calculator, to help you estimate how much you could potentially claim.

If you believe that you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, call Legal Expert today. If you are owed compensation, we will start working on your personal injury claim right away.

What Is A Sports Direct Accident Claim?

If you experience an accident in the UK, which results in you becoming injured or ill, which was caused by negligence on the part of a third party such as a business, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, from the party responsible. Many of these claims are worth high sums of money, so they are definitely worth pursuing. To make an effective personal injury claim you will need a personal injury solicitor to represent you in your case. If you believe you are owed compensation by Sports Direct because you suffered an injury which you think may have been due to the stores negligence, call Legal Expert today. If you have legitimate grounds to receive compensation, an excellent personal injury lawyer will start working on your claim.

Sports Direct’s Duty Of Care Towards Customers And Employees

All businesses in the United Kingdom have a duty of care towards their customers, employees and other people who interact with the business, such as a delivery person. This means that the business is legally obliged to take every measure possible to protect the health and safety of people who interact with their business, whilst they are on the business premises or carrying out activities on behalf of the business off-site. If they fail to do so and the stakeholder suffers an avoidable accident as a result, causing them an illness or injury, then the business could be held liable for any harm caused. If this happens the person may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and the company may have to pay them compensation.

An example of Sports Direct neglecting their duty of care towards an employee could include a shelving and racking unit at the company’s warehousing facility not being assembled or stacked correctly. If the unit tips over and crushes an employee, causing the employee to break a bone the employee could make a claim against Sports Direct for an accident at work and the employer may have to pay them compensation.

We will now look in more detail about common accidents and injuries people often suffer because of poor working condition at Sports Direct, or negligence at a Sports Direct store.

Common Retailer And Staff Accidents

Sports Direct accidents at work can be accidents suffered by retail staff working in a store, by workers at a warehousing facility, or other staff or contract workers such as cleaners or delivery people. Sports Direct accidents at work can include: manual handling accidents, forklift truck accidents, shelving and racking accidents, slips, trips and falls, and warehouse accidents, amongst others. Accidents at Sports Direct shops can be suffered by customers, resulting in an injury if the company neglects its duty of care towards its customers. Accidents at Sports Direct stores that can affect customers could include being hit by a falling shelf, rack or display item that may have not been properly secured, suffering a slip, trip or fall accident if there is a spillage or obstruction on the floor or being injured by a faulty lift or escalator, amongst others.

We will look at these types of accidents in more detail below. If you have been injured at a Sports Direct accident at work, or whilst shopping in a Sports Direct store, in an accident which happened because of negligence on the part of the company, you could make an accident claim against Sports Direct for compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if we can help you.

Common Injuries Injuries In A Retail Accident

Here are some common injuries that could happen to customers, shopping in a retail store, if proper standards of health and safety are not upheld:

  • Items falling off shelves can cause concussion and head injuries to customers.
  • Slip, trip and fall accidents can cause injuries such as a sprained knee cap, or a fractured wrist if the customer reaches out in front of themselves, to stop themselves from falling.
  • Falling on staircases or escalators in Sports Direct, can cause injuries such as strains, sprains or even broken or fractured bones. There can also be problems such as limbs getting stuck and crushed in an escalator, which can happen if the emergency stop button doesn’t work.
  • Lift accidents can cause customers to fall if the lift mis-levels (stops before or after the floor). Serious injuries can also be caused if the lift falls in its shaft.

I Slipped In Sports Direct, Can I Claim?

If you have experienced an injury at Sports Direct, caused by a slip, trip or fall accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation. There are many reasons why slip, trip or fall accidents can happen at branches of Sports Direct. Some may be randomly occurring accidents, however, others can be avoidable accidents that happen because of negligence on the part of the business. Causes of slip, trip and fall accidents at Sports Direct could include: store items left on the floor which have not been cleared away, spillages on the floor which have not been mopped up, rubbish on stairs, broken stairs and broken or damaged flooring which is causing an obstruction. If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Storage And Racking Accidents

Storage and racking accidents could affect customers and staff at Sports Direct. This could include accidents involving storage, racking or display items falling on customers or retail staff, accidents where staff become injured moving items out of stock rooms, or accidents that could happen with large storage racks at warehousing facilities. Many of these could cause serious accidents such as crushing injuries. Moving items in a warehouse can also cause manual handling accidents, if staff are not given the proper training or assistance to move heavy items. This can cause musculoskeletal injuries. If you have been injured because of an accident at work or whilst shopping, at Sports Direct, call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

Warehouse Accidents And Injuries

As we have already mentioned, there were over 115 serious accidents at Sports Direct could have been caused by poor standards of health and safety.

If you have been injured or made ill because of mistreatment or negligence working at a Sports Direct warehouse, seek help. We may be able to help you claim compensation for your injuries. If your injury was serious enough to warrant you needing to take 3 or more days off work, you could be entitled to claim compensation. You may also be able to claim compensation for unfair employment practises or emotional damage, depending on the severity of your individual circumstances If Sports Direct is proven to be negligent. Call Legal Expert if you think you have a Sports Direct warehouse claim for compensation.

Sports Direct Working Conditions

Accidents could happen if working conditions fall below standard, this can happen for many different companies around the UK. If Direct Sports working condition fall below the legal standard it is possible for employees to be injured.

What Should You Do If You Have Had A Sports Direct Accident?

If you have been injured because of a Sports Direct accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. At Legal Expert, we believe that employers that mistreat their staff and businesses that neglect their customers should be held accountable for their actions. So if you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation for injuries, an illness, financial or psychological damage caused by Sports Direct, call Legal Expert to see if you are entitled to claim.

We offer a free personal injury claims consultation to anyone looking to make a claim for compensation against Sports Direct. Call today to explain your situation to one of our understanding advisors. We will let you know if you have a legitimate claim and if you do, we will estimate how much you could claim and will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer, to help you make an accident claim against Sports Direct. Call today.

What Can I Include In A Personal Injury Or Accident At Work Claim?

If you make a successful accident at Sports Direct personal injury claim, your compensation will be awarded as general damages and special damages.

Accident Claims Personal Injury Calculator

If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident at work at Sports Direct, or an accident at a Sports Direct shop, then you can use this personal injury claims calculator made up of Judicial Court Guidelines , to estimate how much money you could receive in general damages. Alternatively, call us to see how much compensation you could claim, based on your personal circumstances.

Reason for claimSeveritySettlementDetails
Toe injuryModerate - severeUp to £49,180Toe injury. All levels of injury from the the most moderate soft tissue injury, through to more serious and even severe forms of injury to the foot. Possible toe amputation.
Ankle injuryMinor - severeUp to £61,110Ankle injury. From the most minor injury through to loss of function. Amputation or deformity of ankle.
Foot injuryMinor - very severeUp to £96,150Foot injuries. Could include simple or minor injuries through to nerve injuries. Amputation from below the knee including ankle.
Leg injuryMinor - severeUp to £119,210Leg injuries. Could include simple or minor injuries to one or both legs, through to severe injuries. Developing possible degenerative changes in the lower joints. Substantial disability and loss of function in organs in the lower part of the body.
Hand injuryMinor - seriousUp to £54,280Hand injuries. Could include a minor injuries through to breaks and fractures or more serious. Loss of function and permanent disability.
Wrist injuryMinor - severeUp to £52,490Wrist injuries. Could include damage such as breaks and fractures and effects to your ability to use the wrist. Complete loss of function.
Arm injuryModerate - severeUp to £114,810Arm injuries. Including full range of injury types and levels of severity affecting the arm. possible loss of arm.
Back injuryMinor - severeUp to £141,150Back injuries. There are a very broad range of injury types and severities included here. serious fractures or or damage to discs in the cervical spine.
Neck injuryMinor - severeUp to £130,060Neck injuries. Claims could include simple cuts or scrapes as well as burns or bruising. The higher scale include neck injury concerned with incomplete paraplegia.
Funeral costsN/A£3,000 - £10,000Award can be higher than the maximum.

No Win No Fee Claims Against Sports Direct

If you wish to claim compensation from Sports Direct for an accident at work, or an accident you experienced whilst shopping there, you may want to make a no win no fee claim. This means that you could have an excellent personal injury solicitor to claim compensation for you but will only have to pay your fee if you win. Many clients find that making a no win no fee claim provides extra peace of mind.

Why Should You Use Legal Expert To Make Your Claim?

If you use a solicitor from Legal Expert to handle your claim, you can rest assured that they will always push to win you the highest amount of compensation that you are entitled to. What’s more, you will have the option to make a no win no fee claim, so there is no financial risk to you.

To get started, call Legal Expert today, or use our online claims form.

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