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Slips, Trips and Falls in Shops and Supermarkets

Whether in a supermarket, department store or your local corner shop, if you are hurt in a retail environment you may be able to bring a claim to obtain compensation for your pain, suffering and loss. Unfortunately, slips, trips and falls in supermarkets in Scotland are common. They can occur, for example, because of objects on the ground, spillages or damaged flooring.

If you have been involved in an accident in a shop or supermarket and you think the business is at fault, contact Jones Whyte Law to find out if you are due compensation. Where you have a valid claim, we will strive to get you a fair amount, and to settle your case quickly and effectively. Contact our approachable personal injury lawyers today.

Is the Supermarket or Shop Responsible?

Shops and supermarkets have a legal duty to take all reasonable measures to protect visitors from injury. However, it is important to know that just because you hurt yourself while visiting these places, does not mean the shop or supermarket is automatically responsible. If in an injury occurs, for the business to be liable it must have acted negligently – for example where a hazard was reported to the person responsible, but no reasonable steps were taken to deal with it. Stores must have health and safety policies in place that aim to check regularly for hazards and deal with them appropriately.

The burden lies with the injured party to prove the shop or supermarket is liable, and the criteria for negligence are strict. With expert personal injury solicitors by you side, however, you will have the best chance of achieving a successful outcome to your case. 

What Should I do Following an Injury in a Shop or Supermarket?

If you have sustained an injury while visiting a retail store, there are a number of steps you should take to help strengthen your case:

  • Report your incident at the store and obtain a copy of the record.
  • Speak to any witnesses and get their contact details.
  • Take photos of your injury and the scene of the accident.
  • Seek medical advice.
  • Keep receipts of any expenses and medical costs incurred.

Once you have followed these steps, and if you are not satisfied with any recourse offered to you by the supermarket, contact Jones Whyte’s experienced solicitors. We will assess the evidence and give you an honest, clear opinion on the strength of your claim. We only take on cases we are confident will succeed; we will never waste your time or money.

Contact Supermarket Accident Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland

Our team understand the laws and obligations that apply to supermarkets and shops when it comes to protecting visitors. We draw on our years of experience to provide excellent results for our clients.

We are a team of dynamic, responsive solicitors, who pride ourselves on providing innovative and effective solutions. We are based in Glasgow, and serve clients in Edinburgh, Stirling, Fife, Argyll, the Borders and throughout Scotland. To speak to our friendly and professional team, call 01413751222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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