Accident In A Supermarket Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Personal Injury In A Supermarket? – Calculate Amounts & Payouts

By Marianne Fendyr. Last Updated 15th March 2022. Have you been injured in a supermarket because of an accident that was not your fault? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Whether you slipped on a wet floor in a supermarket, suffered food poisoning because of substandard food bought, were injured in a supermarket trolley accident, were injured in an accident at a supermarket car park, or suffered any other sort of supermarket injury because of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.

If you are wondering what to do if you are injured in a store, trust Advice to provide you with the right personal injury claims solicitor to handle your supermarket accident claim. We are a well respected personal injury claims advisory service that can help you to claim compensation for your injuries. If you got hurt in a retail store in the UK, call us today for your free personal injury claims consultation. One of our expert advisors will be able to let you know if you have could be eligible to claim compensation for an accident in a supermarket, and if you are, we could provide you with a supermarket accident lawyer from our panel to help you with your claim. We will also let you know how much money you could be owed for your injuries. Call us today on 0161 696 9685 to begin your supermarket accident claim today.

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A Guide To Claiming Compensation For An Accident In A Supermarket

Accident in supermarket claims guide

Accident in supermarket claims guide

If you were injured in a supermarket because of an accident that was caused by negligence on the part of the business owners, shop management, or an individual member of staff, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Whether you were a customer injured in a store, an employee or another person with a reason to use the business premises, such as an independent contractor working in the building, then you could be entitled to make a supermarket compensation claim for your injuries.

In this guide, we will look at common supermarket accidents and will advise you on how to make claim for compensation, provided you can prove they have breached their duty of care. We will advise you on how much compensation you could claim for slipping on a wet floor in a supermarket, or other common accidents in a supermarket. We will also explain the benefits of making a No Win No Fee claim to you. If you were injured in an accident in a public place such as a supermarket, you could be owed compensation. Call Advice today to see how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.

What Is An Accident In A Supermarket?

In order to make a personal injury claim, an accident at a supermarket has to be caused by negligence on the part of the business and result in someone becoming injured or ill.

Compensation Claims Calculator

We have included this supermarket personal injury claims table, to help you estimate how much compensation you could claim for your injuries. These figures are from the Judicial College Guidelines. Below are some common types of accidents in a supermarket so you can estimate how much compensation you can get for slipping on a wet floor, a supermarket bike accident, a supermarket car accident or many other types of common injuries. Alternatively, for an estimation that is personalised to you, call Advice and one of our advisors will be able to let you know how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.

Type of Injury/ Body PartLevel of SeverityHow Much Could You Claim?Further Comments
Brain/Head Injury Very Severe Brain Damage £264,650 to £379,100Little or no response to environment, little or no language function and double incontinence. There may be some ability to follow basic commands and recovery of sleep and waking patterns.
Brain/Head InjuryModerately Severe Brain Damage £205,580 to £264,650Need of constant professional care, disabilities may be physical, for example, limb paralysis, or cognitive.
Brain/Head InjuryModerate Brain Damage (iii)£40,410 to £85,150The ability to work is reduced, with related issues with memory and concentration and a risk of epilepsy.
Neck Injury Severe (i)Around £126,550There will be permanent spastic quadriparesis or incomplete paraplegia. Or where the injured person, despite wearing a collar 24 hours a day for years, still has almost no movement in the neck and suffers severe headaches.
Back Injury Moderate (ii)£11,730 to £26,050Could include soft tissue injuries or disturbance of muscles and ligaments. Injury could result in a pre-existing back condition being exacerbated.
Shoulder InjuryMinor (i)£4,080 to £7,410Soft tissue injury that leads to considerable pain. However, an almost complete recovery will have been made in less than 2 years.
Arm Injury Severe £90,250 to £122,860The injuries will fall short of amputation but will still be incredibly serious and leave the claimant little better off than if the arm had been lost.
Wrist Injury (C)£11,820 to £22,990Less severe injuries where the result is still some form of permanent disability.
Hand Injury(B)£52,310 to £79,360Serious damage to both hands. There will be a significant loss of function and permanent cosmetic issues.
Hip/Pelvis Injury Lesser (i)£3,710 to £11,820Despite significant injury, no lasting disability remains.
Leg Injury Less Serious (iii)Up to £11,110Simple fractures of the tibia or fibula. Or soft tissue injuries.
Knee Injury Severe (ii)£48,920 to £65,440Leg fractures that extend into the knee joint. The pain caused will limit movement, impair agility and cause constant and permanent pain.
Ankle Injury ModestUp to £12,900Sprains, ligament injuries and less serious undisplaced fractures.
Foot Injury Serious£23,460 to £36,790Injuries leading to the risk of future arthritis or continuous pain from traumatic arthritis. There will also be a need for prolonged treatment and risk of fusion surgery.

Damages Which You Can Include In A Supermarket Accident Claim

If you are successful in claiming compensation for an accident in a supermarket, your compensation package will be made up of general damages and special damages. We will now look at what these mean in more detail.

General Damages

General damages are the main part and usually the largest part of your personal injury claim. They serve to compensate the victim for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity they experienced as a result of their accident.

Special Damages

Special damages are awarded to compensate claimants for any financial losses they experience because of their accident. Here are some examples of what you could claim.

  • Medical expenses: You can claim back the cost of any medicine or medical treatment you needed because of your injuries.
  • Care expenses: You can claim compensation to compensate for a friend or family member who looked after you whilst you are recovering from your injuries. If you have been seriously injured and now need permanent at-home care, you can also claim funds to pay for this.
  • Mobility equipment or home adaptation expenses: If you became permanently disabled as a result of your injuries, you could be entitled to claim compensation to pay for any mobility aids or home adaptations that you now require.
  • Travel expenses: You can claim back the cost of travelling to the hospital initially, travel to ongoing doctors or hospital appointments or the cost of seeking alternative transport if your injuries meant that you were temporarily unable to drive.
  • Loss of income: Did you have to stay off work for a period of time because of your injuries? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation to make up for any salary payments or in work benefit payments that you missed.

If you believe you are entitled to make a supermarket accident compensation claim, call us today to talk about your options. We will be able to advise you on what expenses you should be able to claim back.

Common Types Of Accidents In A Supermarket

Clients often ask us what types of injuries caused by accidents in a supermarket, you can claim compensation for. We will now look at some accidents in a supermarket that clients frequently claim compensation for.

Slip And Fall Accidents In A Supermarket

If you slipped at a supermarket or suffered a fall injury at a supermarket because of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Unfortunately, slip, trip and fall accidents are quite common injuries in supermarkets. This is because a simple obstruction, such as a squashed grape on the floor, broken floorboard, or spilt drinks that have not been cleaned up, can result in a slip, trip or fall accident. The sort of injuries caused by slip, trip or fall accidents can be minor injuries that heal quickly, or these sorts of accidents can lead to more serious accidents such as broken tooth injuries, or fractures. If you want to know how much compensation for a fall in a supermarket you could claim, call us today to enquire about making a slipped at a supermarket accident claim.

Slips And Falls Caused By A Wet Supermarket Floor

One of the most common accidents that can happen at a supermarket is when a customer has slipped on a wet floor. Wet floors at supermarkets can be caused by customers walking snow in on their shoes in bad weather, which then melts flooding the floor, or produce such as a bottle of milk or jar of pickles being spilled onto the floor, creating a slip hazard. According to regulations, wet floors are supposed to be cleaned up immediately, or if the hazard cannot be attended to, a wet floor has to be signposted until it has been mopped and dried. Many clients ask us “How much compensation do you get for slipping on a wet floor?” This really depends on how serious your accident was, and what the long term consequences are likely to be. If you slipped on a wet floor at a supermarket, which resulted in you becoming injured, call us today to enquire about making a supermarket personal injury claim.

Supermarket Shelving Accidents

Unfortunately, there could be some very serious accidents involving shelves in stores that were not put up properly or were over-stacked. Because supermarket shelving accidents can cause serious crushing injuries and even death, stores should be very careful to ensure that shelves are put up and stacked according to proper health and safety regulations, to help prevent accidents such as these.

If you have been injured because of a supermarket shelving accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call us today to see if you are entitled to claim.

Supermarket Trolley Accidents

Unfortunately, there could be supermarket trolley accidents which could result in customers becoming injured. For example, there could be supermarket trolley accidents where the customer has fallen on a wet floor, and the trolley has tipped over, crushing them underneath. There could be other incidents where a trolley has rolled down a slope or hill, hitting a customer. If you have been injured because of a supermarket trolley accident that was not your fault, call Advice today to see if you are entitled to claim.

Accidents In A Supermarket Car Park

Unfortunately, accidents in a supermarket car park can be quite common. Sometimes they could be caused by negligence on the part of other drivers, or negligent upkeep of the car park by the supermarket themselves. Whether you were injured because of a supermarket car accident, supermarket bike accident, or any other sort of accident in a supermarket car park, if the accident was caused by negligence on the part of someone else, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Supermarket Accident Victim Rights

Wondering how to make a claim against Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer or any other popular supermarket can be a daunting experience. Many people wonder what to do if you are injured in a store, or what to do if you slip and fall in a store. Luckily your rights as a consumer or employee are protected under the Occupiers Liability Act of 1957, which states that occupiers have a duty of care towards people who use their premises to shop or work. If you have been injured because of negligence on the part of a supermarket or another party, then they could have to pay you compensation. Call Advice today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

Time Limits For Supermarket Injury Compensation Claims

If you have been injured in a supermarket accident that was not your fault, a personal injury claims time limit will apply. This means that you will only have three years from the date of your accident, or the time that you realised that you had been injured, to make your claim. We recommend that you call Advice to begin your claim as soon as possible, to avoid falling outside of the personal injury claims time limit.

Reason for ClaimTime Limit
Injury to a person below the age of 18Up till the age of 18, a guardian or other adult can claim. Three years following the child turning 18 they have 3 years in order to make a claim.
Standard claim3 years from the accident or the date of knowledge of the injury or illness suffered.

How To Start A Supermarket Accident Claim

Accident in a Supermarket

Accident in a Supermarket Claims Guide

If you have been injured because of an accident in a supermarket that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. If you got hurt in a retail store in the UK, or a supermarket, call us today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. If you have legitimate grounds for compensation, we will let you know how much you can claim and will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor who can start working on your claim right away.

No Win No Fee Claims For An Accident In A Supermarket

If you have been injured because of an accident in a supermarket you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. You can pay an upfront fee to make your supermarket accident claim, however, this is a gamble with your finances, because even if you have a strong case, there is always a small chance that you won’t be able to claim compensation. This is why we recommend that all of our clients make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation. No Win No Fee means that you will only have to pay your fee if you win your claim, so there is no financial risk involved and less stress. What’s more, because your fee is deducted from your final compensation package, you will not have to pay an upfront fee. This means that making a No Win No Fee claim is the more affordable option for many.

To learn more about making a No Win No Fee claim for an accident in a supermarket call Advice for your supermarket accident compensation claims consultation today.

How Our Retail Accident Claims Team Can Help You

If you have been injured in a public place accident, such as an accident in a supermarket, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Advice for your free personal injury claims consultation and if you are entitled to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to handle your claim. The personal injury claims solicitors that we work with have years of experience handling claims for compensation for injuries in shops, and will always fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation that you could be awarded.

Contact Our Team Today

If you believe you are entitled to claim compensation for an accident in a supermarket call us for free today. We’re looking forward to receiving your call.

  • Get all your evidence and make a note of what happened to you.
  • Contact one of our experts via calling on 0161 696 9685, message our live chat or fill out our online contact form.
  • Our advisors will assess the potential success of your claim and will potentially connect you with a solicitor from our panel so you can start your claim today.

Further Advice And Support

Accident At Work Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For Workplace Injuries? – No Win No Fee

Car Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation – Overview On Car Crash Injury Claims

Slipped on a Wet Floor at Work – How to Claim Compensation – Slipped on a Wet Floor in the Workplace.

Sprained Ankle Claims Guide – How to Claim Compensation for a Sprained Ankle.

Burn Injury Claims Guide – How to Claim Compensation for Burn Injuries.

NHS Guide To Falls
Information about the causes of falls and what to do if you have a fall.

We hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any further queries about claiming compensation after an accident in a supermarket, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.