Supermarket Accident Solicitors
Had An Accident in a Supermarket?
If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, whether as a member of the public or as an employee, you could be entitled to compensation.
To find out more contact McGee O’Kane, Expert Supermarket Accident Solicitors, and speak to one of our specialist team today.
Supermarket Accident Solicitors
Supermarkets have a legal obligation to protect the health and safety of the public and their employees. This is known as a ‘duty of care’.
In practice, this means the owners or occupiers of a supermarket must make the premises reasonably safe. This can be achieved in a number of ways, such as carrying out risk assessments, training staff and adhering to health and safety protocol.
However, there are times when supermarkets fail to meet this duty of care, resulting in an accident. The most common types of supermarket accidents include –
- Slipping on wet floors
- Slipping on food or drink spillages
- Tripping over obstacles
- Objects falling from shelves
Those who work in supermarkets are also at risk of injury due to –
- Lifting heavy objects
- Machinery defects
- Poorly stacked shelves and deliveries
What to do if you are injured in a Supermarket Accident?
If you are injured in a supermarket accident, ask a member of staff to record the incident in the supermarket’s accident handbook. If you can, take photographs of the scene, and get the names and contact details of any witnesses.
If you are too badly injured to do these things, do not worry – these steps can be taken at a later date. After seeking the necessary medical attention, you should then contact McGee O’Kane, Expert Supermarket Accident Solicitors, for a free, no obligation enquiry.
We will advise whether or not you have the legal grounds to pursue a claim against the supermarket. A compensation claim will be possible if the supermarket failed to maintain reasonably safe premises, resulting in your accident and subsequent injuries.
Supermarket Accident Compensation
A successful personal injury claim will see that you are awarded compensation for your physical, financial and psychological damages. Supermarket accidents can result in broken bones and soft tissue damage, although they can also involve traumatic head injuries, spinal injuries and the need for ongoing rehabilitation.
Whatever the extent of your injuries, they will no doubt cause you a degree of pain and suffering. They may also impact your ability to work. If so, your compensation settlement will include any earnings that you have lost as a result of the accident, as well as any other financial losses incurred.
Personal Injury Lawyers Northern Ireland
To ensure that you get the correct amount of compensation for your supermarket accident, you need a specialist personal injury solicitor on your side.
At McGee O’Kane Solicitors, we are highly experienced and can say whether you are able to claim compensation for a supermarket accident. We offer free, no obligation enquiries, so you can get expert legal advice without having to pay any fees.
If we advise that you can pursue a claim against the supermarket in question, we can manage your case from start to finish, working hard to get the justice you deserve.
Contact us now
If you have been wrongfully injured while working in a supermarket, or while visiting a supermarket, please do not hesitate to contact us at McGee O’Kane Solicitors for professional legal advice.
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Our client was involved in an accident at her local supermarket as a result of slipping and falling as a result of a spillage in an aisle of a supermarket. The supermarket had failed to erect any warning signs. As a result of this accident our client sustained multiple injuries, including to her neck and back and required Hospital treatment for the injuries she sustained. Our client contacted McGee O’Kane Solicitors to discuss a Personal Injury Claim. She used the Free Consultation at McGee O’Kane and met with Stephen Martin who discussed the merits of the case with her. We… Read more »
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