I Slipped In Tesco Can I Claim Compensation? – How Much Can I Claim For A Personal Injury From A Tesco Slip or Fall?

Accidents can happen anywhere – on the street, at work, on holiday and so on and so forth. A supermarket is a place whereby accidents occur now and again. The main type of incident is a slip. Someone may have Spilt a product causing another individual to hurt themselves. Whether or not the supermarket is at fault can be somewhat difficult to work out, which is why it might be a good idea to call on Advice.co.uk – 0161 696 9685 – to assist with making a claim if you have slipped in Tesco. If you have been injured in such an accident, all you need to do is give us a call. But first, read on to discover everything you need to know.

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A Guide To Claiming Compensation If You Slipped In Tesco

Slipped in Tesco compensation claims guideAll supermarket owners have a responsibility to ensure that their premises are safe. This is not only for those that shop in the supermarket, but also those that work there and drop off supplies and such like. The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 makes it a legal responsibility for all owners to take the necessary steps required of them to ensure this. Nonetheless, they cannot be blamed for every single incident that occurs, as it is somewhat impossible for all risks to be eliminated. Therefore, it comes down to whether they have done all they can to prevent the accident in question, which is where the difficulty lies for a lot of injury victims. In this guide, we will help you to determine whether you have the basis for a personal injury claim because you have slipped in Tesco. We will reveal everything you need to know about these claims. This includes looking at specific claims, whether you have slipped on a banana in Tesco or slipped on ice in Tesco car park. We will also provide you with information on the claims process, including the payout you may receive, how to make a claim, and the service that we provide. If you still have queries by the time you get to the end of the guide, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

What Is A Slip, Trip, Or Fall In Tesco?

If you have been involved in a slip in a public place, like Tesco, you may be wondering whether you are able to make a claim. This can be a process that is confusing and overwhelming for a lot of people, especially those that have no experience with compensation claims.

The first thing you need to do is determine who is at fault for the slip you have been involved in. Establishing liability is the most vital aspect of any claim. You need to show that you did not cause the incident. If you slipped because of your own clumsiness, for instance, you will certainly not be able to claim. However, if you slipped because there was a spillage on the floor and it had not been marked, or cleaned up in a timely manner there is a chance that you will be entitled to compensation.

So, who is to blame? Well, this all depends on where the incident occurred. If you were in a supermarket or any type of shop, then it will be the business’s responsibility. However, if you slipped/tripped on a public pavement outside of a supermarket, then it is likely to be the responsibility of the local council rather than the supermarket. It all depends on whether it was on the supermarket grounds or not. If you are not sure, do not worry. When you give us a call, and explain your case to one of our advisors, they will be able to determine this for you.

Aside from this, there are two other key factors you need to bear in mind. Have you seen a doctor for your injuries? This is crucial if you are to claim, as the medical report that is provided by your doctor serves as the case’s most important piece of evidence. Last but not least, the incident must have occurred within the personal injury claims time limit.

How Much Compensation Do You Get For Slipping On A Wet Floor?

How much compensation do you get for slipping on a wet floor? This is a difficult question to answer. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet. Not only this, but injuries from slips differ significantly from person to person and so it can be hard to figure out what you can expect for your case specifically. You may have come across a personal injury claims calculator online, however these are not very accurate. The best thing to do is look at cases that have been made before to get a good understanding regarding the average slip and fall compensation amounts or use our table below which shows amounts from the Judicial Court Guidance. We have put together these details in the table below. If you cannot find the injury you have sustained in the table below, please do not hesitate to give us a call for more information.

Type of Injury Severity Compensation Further Information
Brain/Head Injury Very Severe Brain Damage £282,010 to £403,990 Top bracket there may be some ability to follow basic command, no language function, no meaningful response.
Brain/Head Injury Moderate to Moderately Severe £90,720 to £292,010 Concentration, memory and ability to work are affected, intellectual deficit to permanent vegetative or minimally conscious state and severely disabled.
Neck Injury Moderate to Severe Up to the region of £148,330 This type bracket includes soft tissue injuries that may increase vulnerability, severe disc lesion, cervical spondylosis to fractures, dislocations, disc damage causing disability to incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriparesis.
Neck Injury Minor Up to £7,890 Recovery within 3 months to the ability to function every day, associated injuries such as the back, need of medication to control symptoms and so on.
Back Injury Moderate to Severe £12,510 to £160,980 This range of compensation would be for soft tissue damage, aggravation of existing injury, crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae, fracture of discs, impaired mobility, impaired organ function, to damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Back Injury Minor Up to £12,510 This bracket covers full recovery within 3 months, less serious strains, sprains, disc prolapses and soft tissue injuries.
Arm Injury Severe Up to £130,930 Impaired function, fractures,severely disabled injury, significant permanent residual disability, loss of an arm.
Hand Injury Minor to Moderate Up to £13,280 This claim will be based on crush injuries, soft tissue, impaired function regardless of operative treatment.
Hip Injury Moderate to Severe Up to £130,930 Hip replacement or other surgery, the fracture of an arthritic femur or hip, fracture dislocation of the pelvis, complicated fractures of the pelvis, dislocation of a low back joint and a ruptured bladder.
Hip Injury Minor Up to £3,950 Minor injuries to the hip, recovery within 2 years.
Ankle Injury Very Severe £31,310 to £69,700 The need for pins and plates due to ankle instability, risk of osteoarthritis, transmalleolar fracture of the ankle with extensive soft-tissue damage, to below the knee amputation.
Ankle Injury Moderate £13,740 to £26,590 Brackets include fracture and ligament tears, inserted plates, risk of future osteoarthritis.
Foot Injury Serious to Severe Up to £109,650 Arthritis, fractures of both heels or feet, foot deformity, serious permanent disability to amputation of one foot.
Foot Injury Modest to Moderate Up to £24,990 Brackets include, metatarsal fractures, ruptured ligaments, puncture wounds to fractures resulting in deformity.

How We Calculate Damages For Victims Of Slips And Falls In Supermarkets

Firstly, it is important to realise that compensation if you have slipped over in a supermarket is split into two sections. Let’s take a look…

General damages

To begin with, you have general damages. This is the money you will receive to compensate you for the suffering you have experienced. This is calculated based on the severity of your injury and how it is impacting your everyday life.

Special damages

Aside from this, there are special damages. These are out of pocket expenses that you have incurred because of the injury.

Here are some examples…

Medical costs

You can claim for any medical costs, from treatment expenses to counselling costs.

Travel costs

Have you had to pay for hospital parking? Maybe your car has had to be adapted because of your injuries?

Care costs

Have you had to pay someone to look after your children whilst you recover? Has someone had to look after you while you recover? If so, they could claim for this.

Loss of income

Have you lost income because of your inability to work?

Statistics For Slips, Trips, And Falls In The Workplace

When it comes to workplace accidents, slips, trips, and falls are the most common. According to HSE, they make up 31 per cent of all workplace accidents.

Slipped On Water At Work – Can I Claim From Tesco?

If you have slipped on water in Tesco while you have been working there and you are injured then you may be entitled to compensation if there is negligence. All employers owe their workers a duty of care. This means that they need to provide a safe and healthy working environment. If they have failed to do this, then you may be entitled to compensation.

Common Causes Of Slips And Falls

There are many different causes of slips and trips. This includes the following:

  • Obstructed corridors, walkways, or stairs
  • Badly designed or badly constructed staircases
  • Inadequate warning signs
  • Unguarded work by contractors
  • Shop floor fittings
  • Unattended wires and cables lying around
  • Uneven flooring
  • Frayed or worn carpets
  • Liquid spillages or slippery floor due to food
  • Polished or wet floors

Claims For Slipping On Food In Tesco

You may be able make a claim if you have slipped on food at Tesco. This is a common cause of slips, trips, and falls in supermarkets. This will often happen when a product, such as a glass jar of sauce, has broken on the floor. If it has not been cleaned up as quickly as it should have been or there has not been a warning sign put up, you could be able to make a claim. A twisted ankle or another soft tissue injury is the most likely outcome in these incidents.

Claims For Slipping On Yogurt In Tesco

If there is one type of food that is slippery, it is yoghurt! It does not help that yoghurts seem to be housed in the most flimsy form of plastic, which is guaranteed to split if you drop it on the floor. If you have slipped on a spill in a supermarket because of yoghurt that has not been cleaned up quickly enough or properly or sign posted and you are injured, call us to get some actionable advice.

Claims For Slipping On Ice In A Supermarket

The snow although very attractive to look at can be very dangerous, the ice that comes with it can be a nightmare. If you slip on the ice in a supermarket or on its premises and suffer an injury you may be entitled to compensation depending on the circumstances of your case.

One of the difficulties when it comes to this type of accident claim is proving that someone else is at fault for the injury that you have suffered. After all, you will not be able to claim compensation without supplying sufficient evidence to show that someone else has acted erroneously or negligently and this has resulted in your suffering.

When it comes to this, you should think about the place in which you were injured. If you slipped outside of a shop or supermarket, i.e. on business premises, you could potentially make a claim against the company in question. If you slipped whilst at your place of work, you could make a claim against your employer. You need to be able to prove that the responsible party had not provided the level of care they should during icy conditions. However, establishing what is the right level of care is not easy.

We advise, if you have been injured on the ice, get in touch with Advice.co.uk. One of our experienced advisors will determine whether you have a good chance of getting compensation.

Common Injuries You May Suffer If You Slipped On Water

There are many different types of injuries that can happen because of slips, trips, and falls. Let’s take a look at some of them in further detail…


  • Fatal accidents
  • Loss of function, including paralysis
  • Serious head injuries leading to a coma

Moderate to serious

  • Damage to the vertebrae or spinal cord
  • Damage to the connective tissues, like the tendons or ligaments
  • Soft tissue injuries to the neck and/or back
  • Head injuries such as a concussion
  • Deeper lacerations or more serious cuts

Less serious injuries

  • Muscle strains
  • Sprained wrists or ankles
  • Simple grazes or cuts
  • Fractured bones
  • Bruises

Duty Of Care To Clean Up Slip Hazards

If you have experienced an accident while in any supermarkets in the UK that you feel was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim. This is because the supermarket owes you a duty of care, and if they have failed in this, then they are deemed to be negligent. There are a number of rules and regulations that are in place. The Occupiers Liability Act of 1957 is a good starting point. This outlines that all supermarkets need to do everything in their power to keep you safe while you are on their premises.

Slipped On Food In A Supermarket

An example of a case whereby someone could slip on food in a supermarket. In this case sample a supermarket employee was trying to move a roll cage in the freezer room they were working. Water had dripped around the wheels, freezing it into place, meaning the cage could not be moved. The employee slipped on the ice when trying to move the cage, and to make matters worse, some products from the cage fell on top of him. Despite reporting the incident immediately, it was not added to the report book. The worker had some bruising and fractured his ribs.

How Long Does It Take To Claim For Slips And Falls

Claims such as slip trip and falls are all different and can take different times to complete. What is more important is how long you have to make a claim. As mentioned earlier, there is a time limit on all personal injury claims. Please view the table below.

Circumstances Time limit
Workplace accident 3 years from the accident or knowledge of injury.
Public accident 3 years from the accident or knowledge of injury.

I Slipped In Tesco, How Do I Start A Compensation Claim?

Before you find yourself a quality solicitor we advise that you have all of the evidence to prove that you suffered an injury at a supermarket. The first thing you need to do is to seek medical help. This does not mean you have to call an ambulance and rush to the hospital. Of course, if your injury has been that bad then it is likely that someone will have called the ambulance for you. Nevertheless, the point being made is; no matter how big or small your claim is medical help is essential. Even if you think the pain will subside, make sure you visit a doctor. The medical report that the doctor will make is substantial for your injury claim. A medical visit shows that you have experienced an injury.

Nevertheless, you should not merely stop at the doctor or hospital visits. We advise you gather other evidence. Take pictures of your injuries. This is a great method of evidence and is highly recommended. In addition to this, it is advisable that you write down as much as possible about the incident. After all, it is easy to forget details after they have occurred. Moreover, something may seem like the littlest detail to you but may actually be considered significant by your solicitor. Therefore, get a document; write down the date, time, location and then everything else that comes to your mind regarding the incident.

No Win No Fee Claims For Victims Of Slips In Tesco

No Win No Fee compensation claim

No Win No Fee compensation claim

All personal injury lawyers we match people with work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This presents many benefits for you. These claims mean that no money is needed for you to begin your case. Moreover, the financial risks associated with a traditional service are eliminated. You can, therefore, be sure you will benefit from a service that your solicitor has invested in, as it will determine how much they get paid.

How Our Advisors Can Help Victims Of Accidents

Instead of fretting about whether you have the basis to file a personal injury claim against the Tesco supermarket in question, simply get in touch with Advice.co.uk instead. We have a legal helpline available. All you have to do is dial the number and you will speak to one of our friendly and experienced advisers. They will answer all of your queries and will give you their honest expert opinion regarding the strength of your case. If they think it is worth making a claim they will then put you in contact with a specialist No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitor. We make the claims process really easy as well. Simply follow the three-step process below.

Contact our team by email, phone, or post. Our team will assess your claim. Once you are ready, we can then start your claim.

Call Our Advisors Today

If you have been injured at Tesco and you want to make a slipped in Tesco claim, all you need to do is give us a call. You can reach us on 0161 696 9685. This is our claims line and it is open seven days per week, from 9 am until 9 pm. It is not only for those who are ready to make a claim but also those who simply have questions to ask. There are other ways to contact us too. You can enter your contact information and we will call you back at the earliest opportunity.

Resources For Victims Of Accidents

NHS Slip Warnings – Some relevant information from the NHS

HSE Slips information – More information about slips and their risks.

Edited By MM.