Sainsbury Accident Claims
Have you or a loved one been injured in Sainsbury recently? You may have a claim for financial compensation.
Sainsbury is an extremely popular supermarket, with millions of shoppers doing their daily or weekly grocery run in Sainsbury stores every week. Sainsbury employs thousands of people all over the UK, and its stores are packed to the top with various foods, clothing, appliances, drinks, warm foods, freezers, snacks and toiletry products. At any given moment, there are thousands of ways that any of the thousands of people in a Sainsbury store each day can become injured and be a victim of a Sainsbury accident.
Getting Injured In Sainsbury Is Not Uncommon
We all know how busy grocery stores and supermarkets can be, but when you go for your weekly shopping trip at Sainsbury, you don’t expect that you’ll suddenly need to detour your grocery trip to the hospital because you suffered a Sainsbury accident. If a Sainsbury accident has caused you or a loved one any injuries, and someone else is to blame, whether it be Sainsbury management themselves, an employee or another shopper, then you may well be able to make a Sainsbury accident claim for compensation.
If you have been injured at Sainsbury and the accident was not your fault, contact Free Legal Justice today to discuss the merits of your potential Sainsbury accident claim.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured In A Sainsbury Accident?
If you are involved in any form of Sainsbury accident, there are a few steps you can take to help advance the merits of your Sainsbury accident claim.
Seek Medical Attention
Firstly, if you need any medical attention for your injuries you should seek medical care as soon as reasonably possible. Make sure you keep a record of any diagnoses or medical reports, as these will be used at a later stage to form the basis of your Sainsbury accident claim. If your injuries are severe you should call the emergency services to the scene immediately. If you do not appear to have any immediate injuries, be sure to attend a doctor at a later stage as some injuries only develop symptoms at a later stage.
Report The Sainsbury Accident
Secondly, you should be sure to report the Sainsbury accident to the manager, or the shopper service desk, of the store. In most cases, this will involve filling out an accident report book which records the details of the accident, the injury and the individuals involved. If a Sainsbury accident report book is not the normal procedure of the Sainsbury in question, enquire with the store manager as to where you should record the accident so that you have an official record of what transpired. The formal record of your accident will be important when it comes to formulating your Sainsbury accident claim.
If possible, you should find out whether there were any witnesses to your Sainsbury accident. If there were any shoppers or workers around at the time that you were involved in your Sainsbury accident, be sure to take down their names and contact details, in the event that you require witnesses in support of your Sainsbury accident claim.
Lastly, if it is possible to do so, you should take photos of the scene of the accident and preferably the cause of the accident. For example, if your slip and fall accident was due to a slippery or wet floor in Sainsbury that had no warning sign to mark it out, you should take a photo of the scene where you had your slip accident, as proof of the cause of your Sainsbury accident. Also try to obtain any CCTV footage of the accident. At the end of the day, the more evidence that you are able to present of the accident, the better your chance of a successful claim.
Who Is Responsible For My Sainsbury Accident Claim?
Sainsbury has a legal duty of care towards the public which is based on duties imposed by numerous items of legislation. As a starting point, the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 ensures that those responsible for the upkeep of Sainsbury take reasonable steps to ensure that the Sainsbury store is safe for those who visit the supermarket. Essentially what this means in practice, is that the operators of Sainsbury will be deemed to have been negligent should they allow hazards or dangers which are known to them, or could have been anticipated by them, to remain in place in Sainsbury stores, and these dangers then result in injury to another person.
Sainsbury Employee Injury Claims
As regards Sainsbury workers who work on a daily basis in the supermarket, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 protects these workers and compels Sainsbury management to take necessary and reasonable steps to ensure the supermarket is maintained in a safe condition for both members of staff and anyone affected by their work. Where Sainsbury as the employer fails to do this, they will likely be deemed to be negligent and will be liable for an accident at work claim. These rules, combined with the various regulations under the Occupiers Liability Act, mean that Sainsbury as an employer is required to carefully assess risks and dangers in the workplace, and take steps to deal with them as they arise.
In summary, there is a strong legal basis setting out health and safety responsibilities of the management of Sainsbury for accidents sustained by workers and shoppers alike. If the Sainsbury in which you suffered your accident failed to meet these standards and thus failed to meet its duty of care, you may well have been the victim of negligence, and you could be entitled to make a supermarket accident claim.
What are Sainsbury Accident Claims?
There are countless forms of Sainsbury accidents that shoppers, visitors and workers can suffer while in Sainsbury. A Sainsbury accident includes any incident that has happened on the Sainsbury premises, and which has resulted in some form of harm being caused. Whether you were injured by a car in the parking lot of Sainsbury, something fell off of the shelf and hit you below as you walked past the furniture aisle, or you have slipped and fallen on spilled food or liquid in the dairy aisles, Sainsbury accidents can cause all types of injury, and some of these injuries can be quite severe.
Sainsbury Staff Accident Claims
If you are an employee working in Sainsbury, whether as a shelving and packing assistant, a chef, a cleaner, a cashier or teller, or in the back office of a supermarket, you can easily be injured as you go about your daily job. Your employer has a duty to take necessary precautions and steps to ensure your health and safety in the workplace. If you have been injured in a Sainsbury accident as a worker because of an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to a Sainsbury accident claim.
Claim Maximum From Your Sainsbury Accident
The physical injuries sustained in any form of Sainsbury accident will not just affect your health and physical wellbeing. They can affect your person life and could also have a drastic impact on your financial life for you and your family. Although money might not be the first thing on your mind after you’ve been harmed in a Sainsbury accident, the financial compensation you could get will help on the journey towards recovery- in all areas of your life. If you have hurt yourself in any type of Sainsbury accident, be sure to get in in touch with Free Legal Justice today to receive free legal advice on your Sainsbury accident claim.
Types Of Sainsbury Accident Claims
There is a common error that all supermarket claims are trivial and are that injuries suffered in a supermarket accident do not warrant compensation. This is simply not true. Supermarket accidents can range from fairly minor to severe injuries, depending on the nature of the accident and the party involved. A fall in Sainsbury can easily result in a broken bone, an open wound or cut, an injury to the head or the face.
Sainsbury Slip And Fall Accidents Claims
This is arguably the most common type of supermarket accident claim that Free Legal Justice deals with. Individuals typically slip and fall in the supermarket because something hazardous is on the floor surface, for example water or ice, slippery cleaning products, or oily food and drinks. Trip accidents can be the result of things being left on the floor, by uneven floor surfaces, by obstructions such as potholes, cables and uneven steps. Fall injuries in Sainsbury could be caused by loose floor coverings, broken stairways, poor general health and safety measures, defective equipment; or simply an individual rushing to get somewhere. In addition, individuals have a greater risk slipping, tripping or falling in supermarkets where the lighting is insufficient or where the obstructions have not been brought to the attention of the public by means of warning signs.
If you are a shopper or worker that has been injured in a slip and trip accident at a supermarket because of something that the supermarket did or failed to do, you may have a valid supermarket accident claim. Speak to Free Legal Justice today to discuss the merits of your claim.
Falls From A Height
Falling from a great height at Sainsbury can be extremely dangerous and can cause severe or life-changing injuries to the victim. Some stores have multiple levels to them and have stairs or escalators to connect the different levels. A shopper in Sainsbury can suffer all sorts of injuries because of a fall from a height in the supermarket.
If you are a worker working in a supermarket, you may be injured in a falling accident when you stock shelves, work in the store room of Sainsbury, or use a ladder in the course of your job. A severe fall accident in Sainsbury can have a huge impact on your physical and mental wellbeing, and if Sainsbury as your employer is to blame for your accident, you will be able to make a compensation claim for your injuries, as well as your pain and suffering. If you have suffered from this type of accident, Free Legal Justice is here to support you. We appreciate how difficult it can be to recover and adjust back to normal life.
Electrocution, Chemical exposure and Burn injuries
A shopper or a staff member could be electrocuted if there are any wires exposed at any place in Sainsbury, or if a fridge, light, or other appliance trips or blows a fuse. There are many potential fire hazards at a supermarket – there are many electrical appliances for keeping food warm or cold, many supermarkets that have a bakery or a warm food section, there are sometimes demonstrations of various electrical appliances, there are countless chemical and flammable substances that could cause a fire or burn a shopper or a worker alike.
If you have been involved in a supermarket accident involving electrocution, burn or chemical substance exposure, contact Free Legal Justice today to discuss the merits of your potential supermarket accident claim.
Sainsbury shelves are likely filled with a variety of heavy and bulky items. Every aisle that you walk down in Sainsbury is loaded with food, drinks, alcohol, sweets, electrical appliances, toys, garden items, home décor and furniture. These items are packed onto the shelves in Sainsbury in bulk, to ensure that stock is sufficient for shoppers, and to ensure that the space is utilised effectively. If these shelves are not stocked properly, something can easily become dislodged and fall onto a shopper below. If a pack of tea falls on you, you won’t be injured by a falling object in a supermarket for example, but there are many heavy and sharp objects such as electrical appliances, glassware, furniture and cases of alcohol that can cause injury should they fall onto a shopper or child below. Similarly, if something falls from the ceiling – for example a ceiling tile, or part of a light fitting- detaches and falls onto you as you go about shopping, you could be severely injured and require immediate medical attention.
Similarly, workers in supermarkets are at risk of falling items as they go about their daily tasks. Workers particularly vulnerable to objects falling would include those who work in the storerooms and stock, shelves. They could easily be injured by huge crates, heavy boxes, and pallets of storage of stock that becomes dislodged and fall on them. If this accident happened during the scope of work and it was not your fault, you will likely be able to make a claim against your employer.
If you have been injured in any way because of a falling object in a Sainsbury, contact Free Legal Justice today to speak about your supermarket accident claim.
Attacks By Humans And Animals
This type of accident is rare but it can happen anywhere and at any time. If you are attacked by a dangerous individual or an animal that enters Sainsbury, you may be able to claim compensation if the accident happened as a result of the supermarket’s failed duty of care towards you (for example they failed to take steps to prevent dangerous animals or individuals from entering Sainsbury).
Accidents Involving Moving Objects Or Heavy Loads
This type of accident is more specific to workers being involved in accidents at Sainsbury. A manual handling duty is any workplace task that requires a worker to lift, move or support a load. The rules regulating health and safety at work define manual handing as the “Transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or by bodily force.” Manual handling injuries suffered by Sainsbury don’t have to be linked to a heavy load – they can be caused by any work involving the handling of items, even very light items. Manual handling injuries are particularly common amongst supermarket workers that deal with the loading and unloading of stock, stacking of shelves and other manual labour in the supermarket.
Free Legal Justice has handled numerous supermarket accident claims involving some sort of manual handling incident suffered by a worker. The majority of these cases are a direct result of supermarket employers failing to pay the necessary attention to manual handling safety rules and processes. In many cases, lifting and carrying injuries sustained by workers could easily have been prevented. The injuries suffered by workers because of manual handling claims are often the result of:
- A worker being required to manually handle extreme loads;
- A employer failing to provide adequate safety training;
- Insufficient risk assessments being conducted by the employer;
- Failure of the employer to provide suitable safety equipment and first aid support to workers;
- Failure of the employer to provide a safe system of work or sufficient assistance to vulnerable workers.
Our expert legal professionals have successfully proven the negligence of hundreds of employers in claims of this nature. Free Legal Justice is here to help all Sainsbury accident claims victims receive lawful financial compensation for their injuries, and get the justice they deserve.
Sainsbury Parking Lot Accident Claims
Someone can be injured in a Sainsbury parking lot as a result of fragmented pavement, broken barriers, or a hole in the road. You could also be injured by another shopper or truck driver that collides with your vehicle or your body. If the cause of your injury is something that Sainsbury should have monitored and taken appropriate steps to remedy or prevent, you may be entitled to a Sainsbury accident claim.
Defective Equipment Claims
Workers in Sainsbury use many types of equipment as they go about their daily activities in the supermarket. Employers have a responsibility to inspect the equipment in Sainsbury frequently and make sure that it is in good working order, and doesn’t pose any danger to those using it or standing or working near to it. Equipment includes any machinery, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation that is used at work. In some cases this can even include equipment and items for personal use in the workplace, as well as any equipment that is used away from the work premises. When we say ‘use’, this means any type of activity undertaken by a Sainsbury worker where they are starting, stopping, programming, setting, transporting, repairing, modifying, maintaining, servicing or cleaning the work equipment. If you were involved in a Sainsbury accident because of defective equipment that caused you physical harm, you may be entitled to make a Sainsbury accident claim against the supermarket.
What Does It Cost To Make A Sainsbury Accident Claim?
Many individuals that have been involved in a supermarket accident want nothing more than to receive fair and just compensation for their injuries, but the thought of landing up with a massive legal bill at the end of the day puts them off doing anything about their claim.
No need to worry- there is good news. Free Justice Legal offers various funding options for clients seeking compensation for personal injuries. These conditional fee agreements allow clients to continue to make their compensation claims without the stress of financial risk hanging overhead. We offer No Win No Fee agreements to all potential clients with valid accident claims, meaning that you will never pay us any legal fees in advance. Put simply, a No Win No Fee Agreement is a way for you to take legal steps necessary to claim compensation for wrongful injuries, even if you don’t have the financial resources to do so on your own. A No Win No Fee agreement means that Free Legal Justice will cover all the upfront legal costs of running your claim, and will only get paid if we help you to win your case and you receive financial compensation for your supermarket accident claim.
Our Sainsbury Accident Claims Solicitors Can Help
Our highly skilled solicitors are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients seeking rightful compensation for personal injuries, because they are extremely confident in their legal abilities and in their claim success rates. If we win your case, we will charge you a success fee of 25% of the total compensation received, as payment for all the work that we have done on your case. Your appointed solicitor will make sure to discuss the success fee with you before you start your supermarket accident claim.
Can I Use A No Win No Fee Agreement For My Sainsbury Accident Claim?
Free Legal Justice is happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements for a variety of supermarket accident claims. Whether you were injured while working in Sainsbury, as a customer while doing shopping in Sainsbury, or in the supermarket parking lot, we can help you to claim rightful compensation for your injuries, and get you the justice you deserve. Our dedicated and friendly accident claims team will be available around the clock to answer any questions you may have about what happened, why it happened, what your next steps are, and whether you can claim compensation for the personal injuries you have suffered in Sainsbury. Best of all, this professional advice effectively comes free of charge!
At the end of the day, making a Sainsbury accident claim with Free Legal Justice is a financially savvy way to take the legal steps necessary to get the justice that you deserve. Free Legal Justice carries the risk of your claim being unsuccessful. If your compensation claim is unsuccessful, we will not charge you any anything for the work done on your case.
What Information Do I Need To Make A Sainsbury Accident Claim?
To be able to advise you properly on the merits and possible value of your Sainsbury accident claim, Free Legal Justice will need as much detail as possible about the Sainsbury accident and the resultant injuries that you or a loved one suffered.
Please have as much information as possible prepared for your free consultation with Free Legal Justice, including details such as:
- How the Sainsbury accident happened, and nature of the harm you have suffered because of the supermarket accident;
- Location of Sainsbury store where you suffered your accident and where in the store you suffered it;
- The full names, contact numbers and any other details of the individuals involved in the accident;
- Details of any accident report books or emergency services reports; and
- Any other evidence you have of the accident.
Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the necessary information right away. Our accident claims team will be happy to guide you through the merits and value of your Sainsbury accident claim based on the information that you do have. Free Legal Justice will do whatever we can to help you obtain any additional information necessary in order to make a successful supermarket accident claim. The important thing is that you get in touch with a Free Legal Justice legal professional as soon as possible, so that we can get started on your No Win No Fee compensation claim and help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve, in the shortest possible time.
why choose our sainsbury accident claims solicitors?
Free Legal Justice has many specialised personal injury lawyers who handle thousands of No Win No Fee personal injury claims each year. Our dedicated personal injury solicitors work around the clock to help clients get justice, and receive the maximum compensation that they deserve for their injuries.
By working with Free Legal Justice on a No Win No Fee compensation claim, we promise that:
- You will receive free legal advice from one of our expert personal injury solicitors;
- If you are unsuccessful in your No Win No Fee compensation claim, we will not charge you any legal fees;
- You won’t pay a thing from your own pocket;
- We will help you to recover the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries;
- We will manage your No Win No Fee claim for you, keep you updated on the progress of your case, and will try to make the entire compensation claim process as stress-free as possible for you.
What Will I Get For My Sainsbury Accident Claim?
In any type of personal injury claim, the amount of compensation that you will receive will vary depending on the facts of your case. The sum can differ from one case to the next, and your final compensation will depend completely on factors such as the severity of your injuries, the length of time needed to recover from your injuries, the impact on the specific individual’s life, and any complicating factors surrounding the injuries. Free Legal Justice has resolved numerous supermarket accident claims over the years. We know what compensation to expect for different categories of injuries and accidents. Your appointed No Win No Fee solicitor will be able to provide you with an estimated value of your Sainsbury accident claim once they have assessed and been through the details of your case with you, as well any medical reports of your injuries. For a broad guideline on compensation amounts, we have compiled the amounts for different levels of injury in the table below.
|Compensation Amounts For No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims|
|Severity of Injury||Details of Injury||Examples of Average Compensation Awarded|
|Moderately severe||Severe disability due to brain damage, loss of feeling in limbs, personality change and/or a mental disability||Between £180,000 and £240,000|
|Moderate||Memory impacted; reduced ability to work; can include change in personality and increased risk of epilepsy||Between £36,000 and £185,000|
|Mild||Minimal or no brain damage but might still have long term effects||Between £13,000 and £36,000|
|Extremely severe||Facial disfigurement; severe scarring or burns||Between £25,400 and £83,000|
|Moderate to severe||Simple fractures to multiple fractures and breaks in the facial area||Between £7,500 and £41,000|
|Mild||Less severe scarring to minor scars||Between £1,400 and £11,700|
|Extremely severe||Partial to substantial loss of sight in one or both eyes||Between £45,000 and £230,000|
|Moderately severe||Restricted vision or loss of sight in one eye||Between £7,700 and £46,000|
|Mild||Temporary loss of vision due to smoke, liquids or other substances; Struck/hit in the eye||Between £1800 and £7500|
|Temporary||Full recovery takes a few weeks||Between £1800 and £3300|
|Severe||Severe/multiple fractures to the nose resulting in permanent damage||Between £9000 and £19500|
|Severely Moderate||Severe injuries capable of recovery after surgery||Between £3370 and £4350|
|Moderate||Injuries not requiring surgery||Between £2000 and £26990|
|Mild||Simple non-displaced fractures with full recovery||Between £1400 and £2160|
|Extremely severe||Complete loss of hearing||Between £77 000 and £93 000|
|Moderately severe||Complete hearing loss in one of the ears||Between £26000 and £38 000|
|Mild||Hearing loss in one or both ears; tinnitus||Up to £38 800|
|Severe||Paralysis, limb numbness, restriction in movement because of the injury in the neck and shoulder||Between £10 500 and £42 000|
|Moderate||Semi-permanent damage; damage that restricts movement in arm and elbow||Between £6 700 and £10 800|
|Mild||Damage to soft tissue that should recover within the year or slightly longer||Up to £6 700|
|Severe||Severe injury to the upper or lower back; paralysis or any relating issues to organs in the lower parts of the body||Between £33 000 and £137 000|
|Moderate.||Covering a wide range of back injuries such as compression of the lumbar vertebrae, ligament or soft tissue damage, any constant pain and/or any discomfort||Between £10 500 and £33 000|
|Mild||Strains and sprains, soft tissue injuries, a slipped disc, muscle pain||Up to £10 670|
|Severe||For major restriction and disability present in one or both the arms||Between £33 400 and £111 600|
|Less severe||Restriction in movement and/or disability in the arms with substantial recovery||Between £16 000 and £33 400|
|Simple||Between £5200 and £15 000|
|Very severe||Total or effective loss of one hand from crushing and then amputation; partial amputation||Between £52800 and £77 400|
|Moderately severe||Finger amputations, crush injuries to the hand, penetrating wounds, deep lacerations||Between £24 700 and £52 800|
|Less severe||Crushing injuries leaving some impaired function||Between £12 340 and £24 700|
|Moderately severe||Injuries to the leg which has caused lifelong restriction in movement and disability||Between £23 600 and £82 100|
|Less severe||From simple leg fractures, breaks or soft tissue damage which has affected the muscle to leg fractures with an incomplete recovery||Up to £23 600|
|Severe||Disability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage and soft tissue damage. Disability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage and soft tissue damage||Between £22 300 and £82 000|
|Moderate||Minor disability because of the knee injury, damage to the muscle, cartilage, soft tissue, that causes pain and suffering||Up to £22 300|
|Extremely severe||The most severe ankle injuries that may cause deformity, degeneration of joints, and potentially amputation||Between £42 500 and £59 400|
|Moderately severe||Fractures, extensive treatment, disability because of ankle injury||Between £11 700 and £42 700|
|Mild||Ankle fractures, ankle sprains||Up to £11 730|
|Extremely severe||Amputation of one or both feet||Between £71 600 and £171 900|
|Moderately severe||Severe injury to one or both feet that causes restriction, fractures or disability||Between £11 700 and £59 700|
|Mild||Covering injury to a foot with high chance of recovery||Up to £11 700|
Contact Our Sainsbury Accident Claims Solicitors Today
If you have any questions about the calculation of your Sainsbury accident claim, contact our team now. Contact Free Legal Justice today on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 and get the compensation that you deserve as soon as possible.
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