Claiming Compensation for Tripping Accidents in Supermarkets

CASE STUDY – ‘No win, no fee’ Injury compensation claim

Claiming Compensation for Tripping Accidents in Supermarkets

Claiming Compensation for Tripping Accidents in Supermarkets

We recently acted for a young lady who was injured when she tripped over a stack of cardboard boxes which had been left at the end of an aisle in a supermarket. There were no warning signs or barriers present to prevent the accident and after attending hospital our client was diagnosed with a fractured wrist.

A shop or supermarket owes a duty of care to all its customers and visitors to ensure that their premises are safe. On this occasion we took the view that the supermarket was in breach of their legal duty and advised our client that we would take her case on a no win no fee basis.

We contacted the supermarket’s insurers with detailed allegations and obtained an early admission of liability.

We then arranged a medical examination for our client and were able to recover full compensation for her injury as well as recovering her financial losses.

If you have been injured in similar circumstances it is very important to contact us as soon as possible to have the best chance of succeeding in your claim. Evidence to substantiate your claim – such as CCTV footage – can be lost if there is any delay in bringing a claim.

What to do after your accident

Keep a record of the time, date and precise location of the accident. Seek medical attention at the earliest opportunity. The supermarket is legally obliged to make a record of the accident so you should ensure that the accident is reported to them. It is not always easy to obtain details of witnesses or staff present especially when you have been badly injured but do keep a note of any financial losses – such as painkillers – as well as receipts, as we will include them in your claim.

Often friends and relatives render care and assistance if you are unable to carry out certain activities, eg driving or domestic chores. It is helpful to keep a record of what assistance was given, when and for how long as this can also be claimed.

If you have had to take time off work we will contact you employer for details of your loss of earnings which we will then include in your claim.

How to bring a claim for compensation

We appreciate that, although we have dealt with thousands of claims over the years, this may be the first time you have had cause to bring a claim.  Contact us for free expert advice on 01925 937070.  We will talk you through everything and answer any queries you may have.

We also have an office in Wigan that can be contacted on 01942 914004.

We acted for a client who was a passenger in a motor vehicle, driven by her friend, whilst on holiday in Poland.

Car Accident in Poland

Car Accident in Poland

As they were travelling along the main road, a vehicle driven by a third party came out of a side road and collided with the vehicle in which they were travelling. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a whiplash injury to her neck for which she subsequently attended her GP when she was back home in the UK.

Making a Personal Injury Claim

A Letter of Claim was sent to the UK Representative of the Defendant’s Insurers together with a copy of the Constat Amiable signed by the Defendant which was completed immediately after the accident. Enquiries were then undertaken by the UK representative and ultimately an admission of liability was received. The client was examined by our medical expert close to her home and ultimately the claim was settled, without the need to attend Court, in the sum of £3,750.00.

Contact us – Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire

Call us 01925 937070 email Diane Massey on diane@dsmlegal.co.uk or complete the ‘Contact our Solicitors’ form at the bottom of this webpage and one of our team will call you back at a time convenient to you.  We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and make your claim as stress-free as possible.

We also have an office in Wigan that can be contacted on 01942 914004.

Compensation for a Fall in a Care Home

Mrs. A. consulted us on behalf of her mother who had been a resident in a residential care home for a couple of years.   The client, who suffered from Alzheimers, walked from one room to another.  As she leant against an office door, she fell through the door, which was discovered had a broken lock, and sustained injury, more particularly a fractured pelvis.  The client subsequently died a short time after her fall in a care home.

Care Home Negligence Claim – Personal Injury Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire

Liability for the accident was initially denied.  The residential care home alleged that it was not possible to watch all the residents at any one time and that they were free to move around the home as and when they saw fit.  Whilst they denied the lock on the door was defective, they were unable to provide any documentation in relation to inspection and maintenance of the door and, in particular, the lock itself.

Ultimately we were successful in obtaining an admission of liability from the Defendants without going to Court.

The claim settled for £5,000.00 which took into account not only the injury but also the fact that the Claimant did not suffer an extended period of pain following her fall by reason of her death.   The Defendant also paid the Claimant’s costs in full. 

Contact our expert personal injury solicitors in Warrington

If you wish to make a similar claim or have a question regarding making a personal injury claim, you can speak to one of our expert solicitors on 01925 937070.

We also have an office in Wigan that can be contacted on 01942 914004.

Our office is based in Warrington, minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62 with free car parking onsite and disabled access.  We can assist with personal injury claims, medical negligence claims, employment law, professional negligence claims and also services such as lasting powers of attorney, will drafting and oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations.

Professional negligence Claims for Professional Negligence and Case Studies 

Read some of our professional negligence cases studies below to see the types of professional negligence you can claim for.

If you wish to speak to one of our friendly team about bringing a professional negligence claim telephone 01925 937070 or complete our Professional Negligence Enquiry Form by clicking here. You can also complete our enquiry form on the right hand side of the page and we will call you.  If we believe you have a good case we will take the case on a no win no fee basis. 

Professional Negligence Case Studies 

Case Study One

A solicitor’s firm submitted their client’s unfair dismissal claim to the employment tribunal one day after the deadline for submission of the claim expired.  Time limits in the employment tribunal are extremely short and, because the solicitors had missed the deadline, the claim was withdrawn, depriving the Claimant of the opportunity to obtain compensation from her ex-employer.  She therefore sought our advice and we negotiated a settlement of £7,000.00 on her behalf without having to issue Court proceedings.  Her legal costs were also paid by the solicitors’ insurance company.

Comment: It is the solicitor’s duty to advise his or her client about time limits for bringing a claim.  Where the solicitor is instructed to pursue a claim – as in this case – it is then the responsibility of the solicitor to ensure that the claim is issued in time.

Case Study Two

A firm of solicitors was successfully sued for professional negligence and further compensation was awarded to their ex-client after the settlement they obtained for him had failed to take account of a claim for activities he could no longer carry out, such as gardening, car repairs and DIY.

Comment:  There could be many thousands of similar claims whereby the claimant has failed to receive the compensation they deserve.  It is very important to be aware that there is a strict time limit within which to claim.  Legal advice should therefore be sought as soon as possible.  Call us on 01925 937070 for advice if you wish to discuss a possible claim. 

Case Study Three

A firm of solicitors negotiated a settlement of a client’s claim, claiming compensation for pain and suffering as a result of the injury, as well as loss of earnings.   However, the settlement which was recommended by the solicitors did not include a claim for future loss of earnings which, as the claimant would not be able to work again as a result of his injuries, was very substantial.  As the compensation was accepted “in full and final settlement” of the claim it was not possible to seek further compensation from the Defendant. 

The Claimant therefore sought legal advice as to whether he could seek compensation for his solicitor’s error.   The claim was settled for an agreed sum by the solicitors’ insurers without Court proceedings being issued.    

Comment: This is a very serious oversight which, had the Claimant not sought independent legal advice leading to an agreed settlement, would have left him struggling financially in the years ahead.  If you have found yourself in a similar situation and aren’t sure what to do, contact us for free specialist legal advice on 01925 937070 or email info@dsmlegal.co.uk.  We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Case Study four

In one case a solicitor advised a client to sign a Settlement Agreement from his employer waiving all his rights to bring a claim against them for unfair selection for redundancy in return for a lump sum.  Unfortunately the solicitor was unaware that the client was also pursuing a personal injury accident claim  against his employer.  As a result of signing the Settlement Agreement the client had also signed away his rights to pursue the accident claim resulting in a loss of several thousands of pounds. 

Comment:  It was not possible to overturn the settlement agreement as the client had taken independent legal advice.   In this case the solicitor was negligent by not giving the correct legal advice as to what the settlement agreement covered and what was not included.    

Warrington Solicitors

We are solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire and we accept claims from across England and Wales.  

We can assist with professional negligence claims, willsoaths, affidavits and statutory declarations, employment law claims, settlement agreements, personal injury (accident claims), accidents at work, medical negligence and criminal injury compensation claims.

Russell Hobbs Iron Burn Claims – Rebecca from Chester

The team at DSM Legal Solicitors have settled a further claim for a client who was injured after her Russell Hobbs iron burst into flames. Rebecca from Chester was at home doing her ironing.  She was using a Russell Hobbs Steam Glide iron and was holding it close to where the flex comes out of the base.  Suddenly, with no warning, flames shot out from where the flex entered into the unit and very shortly afterwards she was aware of a bang from the socket.  As a result, Rebecca sustained burns to her right dominant wrist. 

Making a Personal Injury Claim

After researching online for a law firm specializing in Russell Hobbs injury claims, Rebecca contacted us.  After speaking to Rebecca, we quickly established that the iron in question was one of the model numbers recalled due to a malfunction in the power cable.

From there, we set to work making a claim on Rachel’s behalf. In addition to Rebecca’s claim for pain and suffering, we also claimed for her prescription charges and for an element of care that Rebecca required from her husband during the initial few weeks following her injury when she was unable to do any housework or heavy lifting. 

Rebecca received the sum of £2,250.00.  After she received her settlement, Rebecca commented that she was “impressed with the speed and professionalism” shown by the team at DSM Legal Solicitors.

Russell Hobbs Iron Recall

Visit our Russell Hobbs Iron Recall page to find out more here or telephone 01925 937070 for a free, no obligation chat with one of our friendly solicitors.

We also have an office in Wigan that can be contacted on 01942 914004.

Solicitors in Warrington – Russell Hobbs Iron Burn Claims

We accept Russell Hobbs claims from across England and Wales.  Click here to complete our Russell Hobbs Iron Burn Injury Claim Form or telephone 01925 937070 to speak to a solicitor for free and in confidence.  We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

We can assist with employment law claims, settlement agreements, wills, oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations, lasting powers of attorney, personal injury (accident claims), road traffic accident claims, accidents at work, medical negligence, criminal injury compensation claims and professional negligence claims.

Suffered injuries in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Serious injury experts in Cheshire.

Petrol Pump Falling on Top of Client – Mr. B from Runcorn was employed as a field engineer for a petrol station.  A colleague was required to lift the pumps using a fork lift truck to allow Mr. B access under the pipes to carry out remedial pipework.  As the installation engineer was lifting the pumps, he lost his load resulting in the pump falling to the ground on top of Mr. B who was, at the time, checking the cable would not get caught and that the pump was able to move freely.

An ambulance was called and Mr. B was taken to the local hospital. Fortunately for Mr. B he escaped with minor injuries, bearing in mind the potential serious consequences of the negligence of the fork lift truck driver. Mr. B underwent surgery for the injury to his shoulder.

Successful settlement and £16,000 compensation

DSM Legal Solicitors was instructed to bring the claim against Mr. B’s employer and a successful settlement was reached without the need to issue Court proceedings.

Mr. B received £16,000.00 in compensation.

If you have suffered personal or serious injury, you can speak to one of our friendly solicitors on 01925 937070 or complete our Personal Injury Enquiry Form by clicking here.

Why choose DSM Legal Solicitors for your accident claim?

  • Our office in Warrington is minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62.  We have free on-site car parking together with disabled access. 
  • Please email info@dsmlegal.co.uk for more information or telephone 01925 937070 to speak to a personal injury solicitor.
  • Only a fully-qualified, experienced solicitor will handle your personal injury claim.
  • We offer ‘no win, no fee’ meaning that if you lose, you don’t pay us a penny.
  • We can help with a range of personal injury claims – click here to visit the personal injury section of the website.

Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire – Personal Injury Lawyers

We have offices in Warrington, close to the Gemini Retail Park, with free onsite car parking.  We accept claims from across England and Wales.  Click here to complete our Personal Injury Compensation Enquiry Form or telephone 01925 937070 to speak to one of our expert solicitors for free and in confidence.  We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We can assist with employment law claims, settlement agreements, wills, oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations, lasting powers of attorney, document certification service, personal injury (accident claims), road traffic accidents, accidents at work, medical negligence, criminal injury compensation claims and professional negligence claims.

Have you had an accident at work?

Are you a healthcare worker who has suffered an accident at work?  We have helped clients to recover compensation for injuries suffered at work.  The workplace should be a safe place but sometimes accidents do happen and we can help you.  Not only can we help you to recover compensation for pain and suffering, we can also recover compensation for financial loss such as loss of earnings or damage to property.  We can also arrange any recommended rehabilitation such as physiotherapy or counselling.

Complete our Personal Injury Enquiry Form by clicking here to see how we can help with your accident at work claim.

Accident at Work – Personal Injury Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire

Our client, Mrs B. worked at her local hospital as a healthcare support worker.  A patient slumped to the floor and the staff nurse raised the alarm for the crash team.  Mrs B. was instructed to assist in getting the patient from the floor to his bed.  Mrs B. followed orders and whilst carrying out the task she sustained injury to her right dominant wrist.

Ultimately, liability was accepted and Mrs B. received £4,500.00 in compensation.

If you have been involved in an accident at work, we can help you to recover compensation.  We have the expertise to get you the best possible outcome.  Call 01925 937070 or email diane@dsmlegal.co.uk for free advice.

Worried about making an accident at work claim?

Understandably some people are worried about claiming against their employer.  At DSM Legal Solicitors we have an expert Employment Law Department to answer any questions regarding employment law and any concerns you may have.

Solicitors Warrington

Warrington solicitors. Our office is minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62 with free onsite car parking.  We accept claims from England and Wales.  Click here to complete our Personal Injury Compensation Enquiry Form or telephone 01925 937070 for a free, confidential chat with one of our expert solicitors.  We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

We can assist with employment law claims, settlement agreements, wills, oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations, lasting powers of attorney, document certificate service, personal injury (accident claims), road traffic accident claims, medical negligence, criminal injury compensation claims and professional negligence claims.

Have you suffered an accident on a bus?

Accident on Bus – We have helped clients recover compensation for bus accidents and other road traffic accidents that were not their fault.  Personal injury solicitors based in Warrington, Cheshire – we offer ‘no win, no fee’ for accident claims.

Our client, Mrs C. from St. Helens, was making her way home on the bus when a third party failed to give way at a junction and collided with the side of the bus upon which Mrs C. was travelling.  Mrs C’s spectacles were knocked to the floor and damaged and she hurt her neck.  The cost of the replacement spectacles was obtained from the Defendant’s insurers and in addition, Mrs C. received £2,150.00.

If you have been involved in a bus accident, we can help you to recover compensation.  We have the expertise to get you the best possible outcome.  Call 01925 937070  or email diane@dsmlegal.co.uk for free advice.

We help with everything – personal injury claims without hassle

Not only do we recover you compensation for pain, suffering and injury, we can also help you recover compensation for financial losses such as loss of earnings or damage to property.   We can also arrange any recommended rehabilitation such as physiotherapy or counselling. 

Complete our Personal Injury Enquiry Form by clicking here and receive expert advice today ‘no win, no fee’.

We can visit you at home or in hospital if you are too injured to travel and we can also arrange evening and weekend consultations.  Our Warrington office has free on-site car parking together with disabled access, including a lift.

Warrington Solicitors – Accident on Bus – Personal Injury Solicitors

We are solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire with free onsite car parking, minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62.  Click here to complete our Personal Injury Compensation Enquiry Form.

We can assist with employment law claims, settlement agreements, wills, oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations, lasting powers of attorney, document certification service, personal injury (accident claims), road traffic accident claims, accident at work claims, medical negligence, criminal injury compensation claims and professional negligence claims.  Telephone 01925 937070 to speak to a solicitor.

Have you been unfairly dismissed from work due to misconduct? Misconduct dismissal solicitors in Cheshire.

Our client was dismissed from work following conviction for an incident unrelated to work.  However, another employee in similar circumstances had not been dismissed.  We were able to achieve an out-of-Court settlement for our client due to the employer’s inconsistency in treatment between himself and another employee.

Call 01925 937070 to speak to one of our friendly solicitors, or complete the ‘Contact our Solicitors’ form by scrolling down to the bottom of this web page.

Choosing DSM Legal Solicitors for your employment law claim

  • We understand that you have a choice and we would ask you to read our clients’ testimonials to see for yourself the excellent service we offer.
  • Worried about funding your employment law claim?  Visit our Funding Your Employment Law Claim by clicking here.
  • Our office in Warrington is minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62.  We have free on-site car parking together with disabled access.  Email info@dsmlegal.co.uk to make an appointment or telephone 01925 937070 to speak to an expert employment law solicitor.
  • We offer evening and weekend consultations if you are unavailable during normal office opening hours.
  • We can help with a wide range of employment law issues, ranging from redundancy to settlement agreements.
  • If you believe you have been unfairly dismissed due to misconduct, speak to a specialist employment law solicitor at DSM Legal Solicitors. 

Solicitors in Warrington – Misconduct Dismissal – Employment Law Solicitors

We are solicitors based in Warrington, Cheshire, close to Junction 8 of the M62.  We have the experience and dedication to get you the best possible outcome.

We can assist with employment law claims, settlement agreements, oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations, wills, lasting powers of attorney, document certification service, personal injury (accident claims), accidents at work, road traffic accident claims, medical negligence, criminal injury compensation claims and professional negligence claims.

Have you been dismissed from work or been discriminated against due to pregnancy?

Pregnancy-Related Discrimination/Dismissal – Our client started work with a new employer and shortly afterwards discovered she was pregnant. After she notified her new employer that she was pregnant their attitude, which had previously been friendly and supportive, changed. She was side lined, given menial tasks to do and denied training opportunities. After 2 months or so our client resigned from her post and claimed constructive unfair dismissal and sex discrimination. Proceedings were issued in the Employment Tribunal on our client’s behalf. The case settled for an agreed sum prior to the hearing.

You can speak to one of our solicitors in confidence by telephoning 01925 937070 or complete our Pregnancy Dismissal Discrimination Enquiry Form by clicking here.  One of our team will call you back at a convenient time.

Why choose DSM Legal Solicitors for your sex discrimination claim?

  • We have helped numerous clients in similar situations – you can read our clients’ testimonials for yourself.
  • We have a specialist employment law department – click here to see what areas of employment law we can help with.
  • Only a fully-qualified, experienced solicitor will handle your pregnancy discrimination claim.
  • Our office in Warrington, Cheshire is minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62 and has free on-site car parking together with disabled access. 

Contact us to discuss your sex discrimination claim

We have experience of assisting women who have been unfairly treated. Call us today on 01925 937070 or email Diane Massey at diane@dsmlegal.co.uk.

Warrington Solicitors – Pregnancy-Related Discrimination/Dismissal

We have offices in Warrington, Cheshire, close to Junction 8 of the M62, with free car parking and disabled access.  Call us on 01925 937070.  We have the experience and dedication to get you the best possible outcome.

We can assist with employment law claims, settlement agreements, oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations, wills, lasting powers of attorney, document certification service, personal injury (accident claims), road traffic accident claims, accident at work claims, medical negligence claims, criminal injury compensation claims and professional negligence claims.

Claiming Compensation for Tripping Accidents in Supermarkets

CASE STUDY – ‘No win, no fee’ Injury compensation claim We recently acted for a young lady who was injured when she tripped over a stack of cardboard boxes which had been left at the end of an aisle in a supermarket. There were no warning signs or barriers present to prevent the accident and…

Fall in a Care Home

Compensation for a Fall in a Care Home Mrs. A. consulted us on behalf of her mother who had been a resident in a residential care home for a couple of years.   The client, who suffered from Alzheimers, walked from one room to another.  As she leant against an office door, she fell through the…

Professional Negligence Case Studies

Claims for Professional Negligence and Case Studies  Read some of our professional negligence cases studies below to see the types of professional negligence you can claim for. If you wish to speak to one of our friendly team about bringing a professional negligence claim telephone 01925 937070 or complete our Professional Negligence Enquiry Form by clicking…

Russell Hobbs Iron Burn Claims

Russell Hobbs Iron Burn Claims – Rebecca from Chester The team at DSM Legal Solicitors have settled a further claim for a client who was injured after her Russell Hobbs iron burst into flames. Rebecca from Chester was at home doing her ironing.  She was using a Russell Hobbs Steam Glide iron and was holding it close to…

Petrol Pump Falling on Top of Client

Suffered injuries in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Serious injury experts in Cheshire. Petrol Pump Falling on Top of Client – Mr. B from Runcorn was employed as a field engineer for a petrol station.  A colleague was required to lift the pumps using a fork lift truck to allow Mr. B access under…

Healthcare Worker

Have you had an accident at work? Are you a healthcare worker who has suffered an accident at work?  We have helped clients to recover compensation for injuries suffered at work.  The workplace should be a safe place but sometimes accidents do happen and we can help you.  Not only can we help you to…

Accident on Bus

Have you suffered an accident on a bus? Accident on Bus – We have helped clients recover compensation for bus accidents and other road traffic accidents that were not their fault.  Personal injury solicitors based in Warrington, Cheshire – we offer ‘no win, no fee’ for accident claims. Our client, Mrs C. from St. Helens,…

Misconduct Dismissal

Have you been unfairly dismissed from work due to misconduct? Misconduct dismissal solicitors in Cheshire. Our client was dismissed from work following conviction for an incident unrelated to work.  However, another employee in similar circumstances had not been dismissed.  We were able to achieve an out-of-Court settlement for our client due to the employer’s inconsistency…

Pregnancy-Related Discrimination/Dismissal

Have you been dismissed from work or been discriminated against due to pregnancy? Pregnancy-Related Discrimination/Dismissal – Our client started work with a new employer and shortly afterwards discovered she was pregnant. After she notified her new employer that she was pregnant their attitude, which had previously been friendly and supportive, changed. She was side lined,…

Unfair Selection for Redundancy

Have you been unfairly selected for redundancy? Unfair Selection for Redundancy – Our client had been made redundant in circumstances in which he believed he had been selected for personal reasons.  We brought proceedings on his behalf and successfully argued with his employer’s solicitor that the evidence could be viewed in his favour.  Not long…