Shopping Centre Accidents

Shopping centres are busy, congested places where accidents can and do happen. The retailer has a duty of care to customers, but if health and safety procedures aren't correctly followed, a shopping centre accident may occur and people can get hurt.

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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 accidents

    Everyone needs to go shopping from time to time. Whilst it is generally a stress-free activity, shopping centres and supermarkets can be busy, congested places where accidents can and do happen.

    Retailers 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 from spillages, wet floors or broken goods which haven’t been properly cleaned up
    • head injuries or broken bones from falling goods which have not been stacked or stored correctly

    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.

    Importantly, you should 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.

    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. Retailers have a duty of care towards customers, and if they have been negligent in some way, it isn’t fair that you have to suffer.

    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.

    Compensation is important to provide you and your loved ones with financial security as you recuperate. We understand that making a claim for compensation can seem a daunting task, but we are here to help. We offer straightforward legal advice, and take the hassle out of the process for you. Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you won’t have to pay any solicitors fees if we don’t win your case.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a shopping centre accident?

    Compensation for shopping centre accidents in Scotland are 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.

    We fully investigate each case we work on to make sure that we get the maximum amount of compensation possible for you.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

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

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are 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.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

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    Straightforward Legal Advice

    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.

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    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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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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