Can I claim for slipping on an uneven tile in Morrisons? On a recent visit to my local Morrisons supermarket I suffered a nasty fall caused by an uneven floor tile. As a result of the accident I was left unable to walk due to a broken ankle and a stubbed toe.
Your entitlement to claim for slipping on an uneven tile in Morrisons depends on whether your accident was the fault of you or someone else. Under UK Law supermarkets and other businesses owe their customers a duty of care, and although the duty is not “absolute” it means that a claim for compensation may be brought against a business which has failed to adequately protect its customers. The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 requires supermarkets to take “reasonable” steps to protect their customers — meaning drawing up and implementing procedures to prevent accidents from occurring on their premises.
As the fourth largest supermarket chain in the UK with 450 stores, accidents are bound to happen in Morrisons from time to time. Even a supermarket chain of considerable size which implements its safety guidelines which conform to UK law will be the subject of claims for compensation now and then.
In order to claim for slipping on an uneven tile in Morrisons you will have to produce a medical record of your injuries. As you have broken a rib it is likely that the report was written up in the hospital you visited after your accident. If you were not issued with the record when you were discharged you should contact the hospital and request a copy immediately.
In order to find out more about your entitlement to compensation and the procedures you need to follow in order to maximise your chances of receiving award, you should speak with a solicitor about your claim for slipping on an uneven tile in Morrisons at he first available opportunity.