Were You Injured While Shopping at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's or Another Supermarket?
Did you slip on a piece of fruit or spill in the supermarket? Did you fall in the car park due to unsalted or broken pavement? These are only a few of the more common public accidents suffered by individuals while doing their weekly shopping.
At Graham Coffey & Co, we represent individuals who have suffered personal injury in supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, among others.
Common Supermarket Claims
- Slipping on discarded fruit, vegetables, spilled milk or other liquids
- Produce falling from shelves
- Collapsed shelving
- Tripping over discarded packaging
- Employee negligence when driving roll cages
- Tripping in the supermarket car park
- Slipping on a wet floor during bad weather
- Failure to display wet floor signs and other warning signs
- Slipping or falling on the store escalator
- Contaminated food due to poor food storage
- Defective products
What Causes Supermarket Accidents?
Supermarket accidents are often caused by the failure of management or store employees to take proper actions to prevent customer injury. This includes poor store organisation, inadequate cleaning systems, improper staff training, poor management of store displays and failing to adhere to regular inspection and maintenance procedures. This could also include the failure to follow recommended food inspections on products before sale, which could lead to the sale of contaminated food.
Who is Responsible for an Accident in a Supermarket?
The Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 places the duty on owners and building occupiers to ensure the safe passage of lawful visitors to the property. When supermarket chain owners and/or store managers fail in this duty, our Manchester solicitors for supermarket accidents provide experienced advice and representation to help clients recover financial compensation for injuries caused by the store's oversight or carelessness of its employees.