Is it possible to claim for compensation if you tripped over a display unit in Morrisons supermarket? I recently injured myself by tripping over a display unit showcasing a new brand of beer. As a result of the fall I suffered several lacerations to my chest and hands.
It may be possible for you to claim compensation if you tripped over a display unit in Morrisons supermarket because of the negligence of a member of staff or management. Supermarkets are obliged to exercise a duty of care towards their customers, and this incudes identifying and removing any health hazards from shop floors. Certainly, placing a display of beer bottles anywhere in a supermarket presents a potential hazard and if someone were to knock it over – as happened in your case – the injuries suffered could be substantial.
The key to being awarded compensation for an accident in which you tripped over a promotional display in Morrisons supermarket is proving that the supermarket was at fault – which in this case, may mean proving that the display was positioned in an unsafe location or that it was not fit for purpose. CCTV evidence of your accident – or even the placement of the display – photos, witness statements and if possible, a report made in the supermarket’s Accident Report Book, can all be used as evidence to support your claim.
A medical report of your injuries will more than likely be requested by Morrisons as proof of your shop accident hand injuries, and obtaining one from the hospital at which you were treated is vital to being able to secure compensation.
In order to learn more about your entitlement to compensation, speak with an experienced personal injury compensation solicitor at the first available opportunity. Your solicitor will be able to tell you whether or not you are entitled to compensation, and may be able to provide you with an estimate of how much compensation you could be awarded. Speaking with a solicitor about your claim for having tripped over a display unit in Morrisons supermarket is vital and will help you obtain the maximum possible settlement if you are eligible.