Accidents in shops

Accidents in a shop can happen in a number of ways; such as slipping on a wet floor or produce which has not been cleared up, or being hit by goods falling from a high shelf. If you are injured you may be entitled to compensation.

Making a claim for an accident within a shop can be a difficult process because retailers only have to take reasonable steps to protect your safety.

At Furley Page, we are experienced in dealing with their many counter arguments and we can help you gather the evidence to fight for your compensation if the shop’s insurers defend the claim.

Contact one of our qualified lawyers for your initial consultation, free of charge.

An accident in a shop can happen in a number of ways; such as slipping on a wet floor or produce which has not been cleared up, or being hit by goods falling from a high shelf. If you are injured you may be entitled to compensation.

Making a claim when you are injured in a shop can be a difficult process because retailers only have to take reasonable steps to protect your safety.

At Furley Page, we are experienced in dealing with their many counter arguments and we can help you gather the evidence to fight for your compensation if the shop’s insurers defend the claim.

Contact one of our qualified lawyers for your initial consultation, free of charge.

Legal experts in compensation claims

  • You need to know who to claim against – you may think your claim is against the shop but it is often far from straightforward identifying the correct Defendant.
  • How long has the hazard been there and what evidence can be found to prove it. Stores usually say that they regularly inspect and that the defect wasn’t there on their recent inspection so had not been present long enough for them to be liable, or that the shelves were properly and safely stacked. We help you prove them wrong.
  • What warnings were present – the store may allege that the hazard had been spotted and warning signs put out – did you see them? Were the signs adequate in number and location?
  • Contributory negligence – they often allege you were wholly or partly to blame by not looking where you were going, or not seeking help. Often there is no merit in these arguments and we can help you overcome them.

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Key Contacts

Neille Ryan

Partner & Head of Personal Injury

Robert Harvey

Senior Associate

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