Slips, trips and falls are amongst the most common types of Sainsbury accident claims we deal with. Yearly, thousands of accidents happen while customers are shopping. Most are minor and have no effect on daily life, but for a few the injuries are more serious and cause lasting damage which can, in turn, mean the victim is unable to work, provide for their family or meet financial obligations. The long-lasting effects can be detrimental to the individual’s financial as well as emotional wellbeing.
If you’ve sustained an injury that was not your fault while shopping or working in Sainsbury’s, depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident you could claim compensation. After an accident at Sainsbury’s or any other location, even if you received first aid care on-site, we would always recommend for your own welfare getting checked over by a medical professional. What may seem like a small insignificant injury today could manifest and get worse over time. No compensation claim can ever make up for the long term suffering caused due to an accident, especially when a timely examination could have prevented further damage from being sustained afterwards.
The other important reason for seeking a prompt medical exam is that should you later consider the injuries sustained are cause for a claim, there will need to be evidence that you visited a medical professional, this could be your own doctor or an A&E department because of the incident in question. This will allow the solicitor to understand the severity of the injury.
Was It Negligence Or An Accident?
Usually, in such cases, there is a fine line between negligence on the store’s behalf or it being an accident that couldn’t be avoided under any circumstances. Some accidents are considered preventable and could have been avoided with more care from the victim and not the fault of the store. Other accidents, such as wires on the floor, spills left for an extended period without being cleared up or marked. In the case of such incidents, it could be reasonable to assume Sainsbury’s have been negligent because they could have done something that would have prevented your accident from occurring.
What If Sainsbury’s Offer Compensation?
If Sainsbury’s insurance find on investigation you have a solid case for a claim, they may offer you a settlement offer. This may even happen before you have a chance to consider making a claim for compensation yourself. It can be extremely tempting to accept the offer, especially if your finances are tight. But such offers are usually made without considering the long-term effects on your quality of life if your health deteriorates through the injury sustained. Always consult a professional solicitor experienced in personal injury claims before accepting any offer.
Always consult a solicitor when considering making a Sainsbury’s accident claim, they will work with you to make sure you receive a satisfactory outcome for your circumstances. Most personal injury solicitors work on a no win no fee basis and will only initiate a claim if they believe you are owed compensation based on all the evidence provided. By operating on a no win, no fee basis we make claiming compensation accessible to people who otherwise may not have been able to afford legal representation.
As personal injury specialists, we are here to help anyone who has been in an accident and sustained an injury that wasn’t their fault. Our Sainsbury’s Accident Claims solicitors offer a free consultation service where we will discuss and assess the unique details of your case. If after assessing the circumstances surrounding your accident we feel you have a strong case to claim compensation we will offer to represent you on a no win, no fee basis.