If you have suffered an injury while shopping or working in Morrisons that wasn’t your fault you could be entitled to claim compensation for your suffering.
When you go shopping in Morrisons or any other mainstream supermarket, suffering an injury is the last thing on most people’s minds. You are entitled to feel safe and are within your rights to assume the supermarket will take any reasonable action to keep you safe while shopping on their premises. Unfortunately sometimes customers and staff suffer injuries through no fault of their own because the supermarket failed to follow their health and safety regulations and make sure the shop floor or warehouse area is free from potential hazards.
All companies have a duty of care towards their customers and their employees. Morrisons must meet the required health and safety standards and provide a safe working environment for their employees. If they have failed to follow their duty of care and have failed to keep you safe and you are injured as a result you may be able to claim compensations.
What Is a Morrisons Accident Claim?
There isn’t a one size fits all description of a Morrisons accident claim, there are many scenarios which could lead to an injury being sustained. Here is a list of the most common accident claims that can occur at Morrisons or any other supermarket that we have experience in dealing with:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Car park accidents
- Food and hygiene issues
- Shelving and storage injuries
- Incorrectly stacked items falling from height
- Manual handling injuries
- Falls from height
- Kitchen injuries from hot food or oils
- Exposure to harmful substances such as chemicals
This list is not exhaustive, if you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence no matter what the circumstances our specialised no win no fee solicitors can help.
As an employer morrisons have an obligation to train their staff and carry out regular risk assessments to reduce the risk of injury to both staff and customers. If they fail to do this and you are injured as a result you could be entitled to compensation. Here are some examples of the injuries our clients have sustained while shopping in Morrisons and other supermarkets:
- Back injuries from either manual handling or slips, trips and falls
- Head or crush injuries from objects falling on the victim
- Food poisoning from substandard quality food
- Chemical burns from chemicals used for cleaning or other applications.
How To Make a Supermarket Accident Claim
When you are involved in an accident at a supermarket there are several steps you should take to ensure your accident is correctly recorded. Failing to take these steps make it increasingly difficult to claim for compensation if they have not been carried out.
WHile still in the supermarket, you should make sure you report the incident to a member of staff, they then need to record the details of the accident in writing. It is also recommended that you are assessed by an on site first aider as soon as possible. Photograph the cause of your accident and your injuries and take down the contact details of any witnesses. We know making a claim probably isn’t front of mind when you are injured but taking these steps just in case your injury worsens and you decide to make a compensation claim is beneficial. Always seek professional medical attention as soon as possible after an accident as your health should be your top priority. Once you feel able to call one of our no win no fee Morrisons Accident Claims solicitors for a no obligation consultation to discuss your case.