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Wilko Personal Injury Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Accident In Wilko?

Have you been injured or made ill because of an accident at Wilko that was not your fault? Did you injure yourself due to a preventable accident? Do you feel that Wilko may have been responsible for the injuries suffered. Whether you were a customer or an employee who was injured, if your accident was caused by negligence on the part of the business, you could be entitled to make a Wilko accident compensation claim.

Accident in Wilko claims informationTrust Legal Expert, who could provide claimants such as yourself with an experienced personal injury solicitor to conduct your claim. We are a highly respected personal injury law firm. Our panel of personal injury solicitors includes members who have decades of experience handling personal injury claims and specialise in claims for retail accidents in the UK.

If you believe that you are entitled to make a personal injury claim, call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. We could offer a free consultation to anyone looking to make a personal injury claim. If after speaking to one of our advisors we feel you have the right to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor who will start working on your Wilkinsons personal injury claim right away.

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A Guide To Personal Injury Claims At Wilko

Wilko is a high street shop which mainly offers essential household items. Product ranges include; homeware, gardening equipment, DIY goods, toiletries, and pet supplies. The company was founded as Wilkinson Cash Stores by James Kemsey Wilkinson, it became Wilkinson Hardware Stores in 1941 and was rebranded as Wilko Retail Ltd. in 2014. Because of its recent rebranding, it is still known as Wilkinson’s to many customers today. Today, the company remains privately owned by the founding family and the founder’s granddaughter is the director of the company. At the time of writing, there are 413 stores operating today.

We have created this accident guide for accidents at Wilko for customers, employees or other individuals associated with the business, who may operate on Wilko business premises. In this guide, we will explain why shops have a duty of care towards their customers and look at accidents that could happen in a hardware store in more detail. We also have included a personal injury claims calculator, so you can see how much you could claim if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault. We will also explain the benefits of making a no win no fee personal injury claim against Wilko. Read on to find out more.

What Is An Accident At A Retail Shop?

Businesses must take care to prevent avoidable accidents from happening on their shop floor, in stock rooms or warehouse areas. If a Customer, staff member or another person associated with the business, such as a delivery person is injured because of negligence on the part of the business, they could have the right to make a personal injury claim. A retail accident is something that happens unpredictable and without warning possibly leading to an injury or damage.

What Are The Legal Requirements For Health And Safety

Shops have a duty of care towards persons that use their business premises such as their customers, employees and other persons using their facilities, such as hired maintenance or repair people. This means that they are responsible for providing others with a safe and hygienic working or shopping environment. If an avoidable accident happens because Wilko neglected their duty of care, which results in the person becoming injured or ill, then the business could be held liable for their injuries.

Of course, it is unacceptable for a shop to put their customers or staff at risk by neglecting standards of health and safety. Even small acts of negligence, such as failing to mop up a spillage on the floor, may save time in the short run, but could have serious consequences if it causes a slip, fall or trip accident. In Great Britain, the duty of care that businesses owe to others are codified in laws such as The Occupiers Liability Act of 1957 and The Health And Safety At Work Act of 1974. If you have been involved in an accident at Wilko, which happened because of negligence on the part of the business, and as a direct result you became injured contact us today to see if you are eligible to pursue a claim.

Examples Of Accidents In Retail Environments

At Legal Expert, we handle all sorts of injuries that happened because of an accident in a shop. Here are some examples of accidents that could happen in a shop if proper standards of retail health and safety are not upheld. We will look at these examples of accidents in a shop, in more detail below.

  • Racking accidents: Items that have not been properly stacked on shelves could fall off, injuring a customer or employee. Storage accidents could also happen in a shop or warehouse, if a shelf has been overfilled, causing it to fall or collapse.
  • Slips, falls and trips: A number of hazards could cause slips, falls and trips on the shop floor. These include wet floors, broken flooring or broken railings.
  • Car park accidents: If a car park is not properly maintained or managed, this could result in shop car park accidents taking place.
  • Manual handling accidents: If employees are not properly trained or equipped to carry out manual handling tasks, this could result in them suffering a musculoskeletal injury.
  • Display item injuries: Display items which have not been properly fixed in place could topple over, crushing customers or employees.

Manual Handling Injury Claims

Unfortunately, manual handling injuries could happen because of warehouse accidents and storage accidents. Unfortunately, when conducting manual handling activities, such as stacking shelves or moving heavy items from the stockroom, there is a risk of staff being injured as a result of a manual handling accident if they are not trained implicitly in the rules and regulations of lifting, carrying, pushing etc. Manual handling accidents could result in musculoskeletal injuries, some of which could have a long term effects on a person’s mobility.

To avoid manual handling injuries taking place management at stores should ensure that proper precautions have been taken. This could include conducting regular risk assessments to minimise the chances of manual handling accidents taking place, providing staff with proper training to educate them on how to conduct manual handling operations safely and providing staff with proper equipment. Are or were you a Wilko employee, who was injured at Wilkinsons because of manual handling negligence. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.

Can I Claim Compensation From Wilko If Injured Whilst Working There?

Wilko has a duty of care towards its employees, which includes upholding proper standards of health and safety. If you were injured at Wilko, or made ill because of negligence on the part of the business, your employer, you could be entitled to claim for an accident at Wilko.

According to workplace safety and accident statistics taken from the UK’s Health And Safety Executive, there are 2,250 workplace injuries per 100,000 employees. Slips falls and trips are the most frequent accident category. Other types of accidents caused include manual handling injuries, repetitive strain injuries, storage accidents and racking accidents which involve a worker being hit by a falling object or crushed by a collapsed unit, or warehouse accidents. If you suffered an accident at work, at Wilko, call Legal Expert today and if you are entitled to claim, one of our excellent personal injury solicitors will start working on your claim right away.

Could I Claim For Injuries Caused By Slips Or Falls?

A slip, trip or fall accident at Wilko, could affect a customer or an employee alike. According to the Health And Safety Executive, slip, trip, and fall accidents are the most frequent type of accident at work suffered by employees in the retail sector. Unfortunately, 40% of these accidents have serious consequences for the person involved.

Slips, trips and falls could be a common occurrence because they could be caused by so many different hazards including; spillages not being signposted and cleaned up, loose floorboards or protruding nails sticking out of the floor and loose railings on staircases could all cause slips, falls and trips. Whilst some accidents may only result in minor injuries such as cuts and bruises that will heal on their own, other injuries could have more serious consequences for those involved. If you have been badly injured because of a slip, fall or trip accident in a shop, such as Wilko, call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

Can I Make A Warehouse Injury Claim?

If you are an employee that works in a Wilko warehouse or distribution center, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries if you suffered a warehouse accident, which was caused by negligence on the part of the business. Warehouse accidents and distribution center accidents that could happen could include: exposure to dangerous chemicals, machine entanglement, being hit by a falling object or slip, trip or fall accidents. Unfortunately, some accidents that happen in a warehouse or distribution centre could have severe results.

If you have legitimate grounds to make a compensation claim, we will start working on your accident compensation claim right away. Call today to speak to an advisor, who will be able to advise you about whether or not you have the right to claim compensation.

Crush Or Falling Object Injury

A falling object that falls from racking or a storage system could injure a customer, or a member of staff or even delivery personnel. While some falling object accidents may only result in minor injuries such as cuts, there could be some instances where these sorts of accidents could result in very severe injuries. If you have been injured because of a falling object accident at Wilko, call Legal Expert today to see if we could help you make a personal injury claim..

Personal Injury Claims Calculator, A Wilko Accident

If you have been injured in a personal injury accident you could use our personal Injury Claims Calculator to estimate how much your compensation claim could be worth.

Type Of InjuryAmounts Information
Moderate Back Injuries £10,970 to £34,000Starting with ligament damage, soft tissue injuries which could cause exacerbation of a pre-existing back condition to a compression or crush injury fracture of the lumbar vertebrae causing constant pain and discomfort.
Moderate Neck Injuries £6,920 to £33,750 Brackets begin at moderate soft tissue injury, recurring stiffness discomfort and possibly several attempts at surgery to fractures and dislocations and vulnerability for further trauma.
Moderate or minor Injuries to the ElbowUp to £11,040A comprise of simple fractures, tennis elbow syndrome and lacerations. The figure is time sensitive so the length of injury will have a bearing on the amount awarded.
Very Minor Wrist Injury£3,090 to £4,160Recovery within 12 months, undisplaced or minimally displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries.
Pelvis/Hip Lesser Injuries Up to £3,460Minor soft tissue injuries with full recovery expected.
Serious Leg Injuries£34,370 to £48,080Serious fractures or serious injuries to joints and ligaments causing instability.
Moderate Ankle Injury £12,050 to £23,310 Fractures, ligamentous tears and the like which give rise to less serious disabilities.
Minor Injuries £1,200 to £2,150 Complete recovery within 12 months.
Less Severe Psychiatric £1,350 to £5,130Depending of length of disability and affect on daily activities and sleep.
Loss of Income
Example
£20,000If a victim of a personal injury has a loss of income of £20 000 for example they could include this in their claim.

This data in this table is automated and doesn’t include special damages you could receive, so alternatively, call Legal Expert today, to receive a personalised estimate of how much compensation you could claim.

Can My Claim Recover Other Expenses Or Losses?

If you have been made ill or injured at Wilko because of an accident that was caused because of negligence on the part of the business, you could be entitled to claim compensation. If you make a successful Wilko personal injury claim, your compensation will be awarded in two parts, general damages which are the main part of your claim, and special damages, which are the secondary part of your claim.

General damages are usually the largest part of your compensation award, and compensate a claimant for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity that they experienced as a result of their injury or illness.

Special damages reimburse claimants for any expenses that they have experienced or will experience in the future as a result of their injuries. Here are some examples of what special damages could include:

  • Medical expenses
  • At home care expenses
  • Home adaptation expenses
  • Mobility equipment expenses
  • Transport expenses
  • Loss of income reimbursement

No Win No Fee Personal Injury And Accident Claims Against Wilko

If you have been injured at Wilko due to a breach in their duty of care towards you, you could be entitled to make a no win no fee claim for compensation. This means that your solicitor will take on your personal injury claim without charging you an upfront fee. Instead, you will only have to pay their fee if you win your claim. In the unlikely instance that you do not win your compensation claim for an accident at Wilko, you will not have to pay their fee.

Read our guide to making a no win no fee accident claim today for more information, or call Legal Expert now to enquire about making a no win no fee claim for an accident in a shop, or an accident in a supermarket.

How Our Retail Accident Solicitors Could Help You

If you have been injured at a retail store because of an accident that was avoidable that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. In which case, one of our excellent personal injury solicitors could assist you with your case. Our solicitors have up to three decades of experience working in the field of personal injury law, so you’ll be in a safe pair of hands, and they will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.

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Guides And Information For Retail Accident Claimants

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How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Supermarket Accident? – how you could be entitled to claim compensation for an accident at a supermarket.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Warehouse Injury? – if injured at a warehouse, are you entitled to compensation? Find out.

Edited By Melissa.

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