Shopping Centre Injury Solicitors — Scotland

Shopping centres are busy, congested places where accidents can and do happen. The retailer has a duty of care to ensure health and safety procedures are correctly followed and prevent a shopping centre accident from occurring. If you’ve suffered a shopping accident that wasn’t your fault, Watermans expert shopping centre injury solicitors can help you claim compensation.  

Made It Very Easy For Me

"I was very apprehensive starting a claim, but I was helped through every step. I found it a very easy process and was very pleased with the outcome. Watermans were professional and efficient in handling the claim. They made it very easy for me!"

S Costelloe, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of It

  • If you or a loved one have been injured in a shopping centre accident that wasn't your fault,

    you may be entitled to compensation.

  • Common shopping centre accidents include falling or slipping due to wet floors or spillages

    and injuries as a result of goods falling from display units.

  • At Watermans, we employ a team of expert personal injury solicitors

    who can help to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.  

  • The Long of It 

    Shopping Centre Accidents 

    Shopping centre accident claims

    Everyone needs to go shopping from time to time. While it’s generally a stress-free activity, shopping centres and supermarkets can be bustling, crowded places where accidents can occur.

    Retailers and shop owners have a duty to keep customers safe in shops and supermarkets. But there are instances when health and safety regulations are not followed properly, and people get hurt.

    Some common examples of shopping centre and supermarket accidents include:

    • Slips, trips and falls caused by spillages, wet floors or broken goods which haven’t been properly cleaned up often result in customers slipping. These shopping accidents can lead to serious injuries, such as broken bones or back problems. If you’ve been injured in a shopping accident due to a wet floor or tripping hazard, you may be entitled to shopping centre injury compensation.
    • Head injuries or broken bones caused by falling goods which have not been stacked or stored correctly. Improperly secured items on shelves can pose a significant risk to customers, causing different injuries ranging from minor cuts to more severe damage.
    • Cuts sustained because of sharp edges on shelving units or broken products. Accidents in shops involving sharp objects can lead to deep cuts that may require stitches or even surgery. If you’ve suffered an injury such as this due to a shop’s negligence, you may be eligible for a shopping accident claim.
    • Injuries sustained from using defective trolleys or baskets, such as trapped fingers or faulty wheels causing the trolley to tip over. These accidents can cause painful injuries and may lead to a shopping accident compensation claim.
    • Falls caused by inadequate lighting or unmarked changes in flooring levels. Poor lighting or unexpected changes in shop floor surfaces can catch customers off guard, leading to fall accidents and potentially serious injury.
    • Faulty automatic doors or escalators are common causes of shopping mall accidents. When these systems fail, they can cause significant harm to unsuspecting customers, resulting in a shop injury claim.

    In instances such as the examples above, you have been let down by the shop or supermarket owner and have a right to claim compensation for the consequences of their negligence.

    The implications of an injury from even a slip or fall can be severe, and compensation can help you. It can provide financial security if you need to take time off work to recover and cover the costs of any specialist medical care you undergo.

    Making a Claim

    How do I make a shopping centre accident claim?

    If you or a loved one has been involved in a shopping centre accident within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation.

    We understand that making a personal injury compensation claim can be a daunting task, but we are here to help simplify the process:

    • Contact our friendly team of expert solicitors – We’ll assess your shopping accident compensation claims and advise you on the best course of action. Our goal is to make the process for claiming compensation as stress-free as possible for you.
    • Report the accident to the relevant authority as soon as possible – By making a health and safety record of the event, you’re providing yourself with additional proof, making your claim process easier.
    • Collect evidence – We’ll assist you in gathering any evidence of your accident in a shopping centre, such as photos of the accident scene, witness contact details, and medical records related to your injury.
    • Let us handle the legalities – Once we have all the necessary information, our specialist solicitors will deal with the shopping centre’s insurance company and work tirelessly to secure maximum compensation.

    We offer straightforward legal advice and take the hassle out of the process for you. Trust Watermans to handle your shopping accident claims with expertise and care.

    How Much Compensation?

    How much compensation can I claim for a shopping centre accident?

    Compensation for shopping centre accidents in Scotland is awarded on a case-by-case basis. The amount you could receive depends on the severity of your injuries, as well as other factors, like loss of earnings.

    Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may find that you need to take time off work to recover, resulting in a loss of earnings for you and your family. You may experience a lot of pain and be suffering from the inconvenience that the injury has created for you. For this, you can make a claim for compensation.

    If you’ve had an accident in a shop, here’s what you can claim for:

    • Lost wages If your injuries require you to take time off work to recover, you may be able to claim for lost wages.
    • Pain and suffering – You can claim compensation for the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience caused by your shopping centre injury.
    • Medical expenses – If you require medical treatment, rehabilitation, or specialised equipment due to your injury in a shop, these costs can be included in your shopping centre compensation claim.
    • Impact on your life – If your injury has a significant impact on your daily life, hobbies, or relationships, this can be taken into account when determining compensation for shopping centre injury claims.

    Securing compensation is important to provide you and your loved ones with financial security as you recuperate. It can help cover expenses and ensure that you have the resources needed to focus on your recovery.

    At Watermans, we fully investigate each shopping centre accident claim we work on to make sure that we get the maximum amount of compensation possible for you.

    To get an idea of the potential value of your shop accident claims, use our online claims calculator.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my personal injury claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Our expert team of personal injury solicitors is committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation.

    We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment, to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Trusted Personal Injury Solicitors in Scotland

    Our expertise in personal injury claims covers a wide range of areas, including:

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients.

    Contact us today if you’ve been injured in a shopping centre accident due to someone else’s negligence. We’re here to help you make a compensation claim and get the justice you deserve.

    FAQs About Shopping Centre Accident Claims

    It is widely understood that there is a three-year time limit to make a claim for compensation after a shopping centre accident or any other personal injury. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have three years following the date of your accident in a shop in which to start the claims process.

    In fact, you are required to have raised a court action or settled your shopping centre compensation claim within this three-year timeframe. There are some exceptions to this rule, so we advise speaking to a personal injury solicitor at Watermans as soon as possible. Our solicitors specialise in handling shopping centre claims and will be able to advise you on the best way forward.

    We understand that sustaining an injury in a shopping centre accident can be an overwhelming experience, and we don’t want the cost of legal services to add to your worries.

    Our expert solicitors offer some free initial advice to help you understand your options about pursuing shopping centre compensation claims. We also work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means that if your shopping centre injury claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

    Don’t let a shopping accident disrupt your life — Trust Watermans to handle your claim and secure maximum compensation for you. Contact our dedicated shopping centre injury solicitors today. 

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Our personal injury claims expert

    “Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

    Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury