Supermarket Accident Claims Northern Ireland
Experiencing a supermarket accident in Belfast or anywhere in Northern Ireland can be a distressing and confusing time. Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors have over 50 years of experience in helping people make compensation claims for accidents that occur in supermarkets and we’re confident we can help you as well.
As a trusted solicitor firm offering exceptional client service, we are here to guide you through the supermarket accident claims process, offering you support every step of the way. Reach out to our team today to find out how we can help.
Expert Supermarket Accident Solicitors in Belfast and Northern Ireland
Accidents can happen anywhere, and supermarkets are no exception. If you have suffered an injury in an accident at a supermarket in Northern Ireland, you may be entitled to compensation.
Under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957, it is the legal responsibility of business owners and managers to ensure the safety of individuals while they are on their premises. If they do not meet this duty of care and someone is injured as a result, the injured person has the right to seek compensation. This law places a significant emphasis on the importance of maintaining a safe environment for visitors, customers, and employees alike, and holds businesses accountable for any negligence that leads to harm.
At Paschal O’Hare Solicitors, we have over 50 years of experience helping people in Northern Ireland get the compensation they deserve after suffering injuries in public places like supermarkets. We understand how difficult and upsetting these kinds of accidents can be, and we approach every case with compassion. We offer compassionate guidance and aim to achieve fair compensation as quickly and efficiently as possible. Clients throughout Northern Ireland have trusted us to help them gain justice and financial security after devastating accidents. Our solicitors are here for you.
Common Types of Injuries Sustained in Supermarket Accidents
Supermarket accidents can take many forms with injuries ranging from minor to severe. Some of the most common types include:
- Slips and trips: Wet floors can lead to slip in supermarket claims. Uneven flooring can also cause customers to trip as well.
- Falling objects: Shelves that are not properly secured or items that are stacked too high can cause accidents if they fall on customers.
- Manual handling accidents: Staff can suffer injuries if they haven’t been properly trained and they lift or move heavy items.
- Accidents involving equipment: Faulty equipment like escalators, elevators, automatic doors can cause injuries.
- Accidents in the car park: Slippery surfaces, poor lighting, or inadequate signage can result in accidents in car parks.
It is very common to suffer an injury at a shop. We’re here to listen and help if you do. Reach out to our team in Belfast, Glengormley and Carrickfergus to find out how we can help.
What should I do after a supermarket accident?
In Northern Ireland, you have 3 years from the date of the accident or the date you became aware of your injuries to make a supermarket injury claim. It’s important to act quickly , as a delay could jeopardise your chances of securing compensation.
Reach out to Paschal O’Hare as soon as possible ensures you receive the support you need throughout the claims process.
How much is my supermarket accident claim worth?
It’s natural to wonder how much your accident claim is worth. The severity of the injury is a key consideration, with serious injuries typically receiving more compensation than minor ones. It’s important to note that each claim is unique, and compensation amounts will vary based on individual circumstances.
If your accident in shop claim is successful, you may be awarded two types of damages:
- General damages: These damages compensate you for the physical pain caused by your injuries. The value of general damages is determined by the severity and duration of your suffering.
- Special damages: In addition to general damages, you may be eligible to recover special damages, which compensate you for expenses incurred due to your injuries.
At Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors, our primary goal is to secure the compensation you deserve, allowing you to focus on your recovery and regain control of your life. With over 50 years of experience and a reputation for excellence, you can trust our team to provide the compassionate, understanding support you need throughout the claims process. If you’ve been injured in a supermarket accident in Belfast or anywhere in Northern Ireland, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.
Claiming against a supermarket chain in Northern Ireland
At Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors, we have helped numerous clients throughout Northern Ireland with their supermarket accident claims. We have helped make claims against the largest supermarket chains in Northern Ireland, including:
Whether it was a customer suffering a slip and trip or an employee suffering from back injuries, our solicitors have a proven track record that you can trust. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, reach out to our team today.
How can our solicitors help with your shop accident claim in Belfast or elsewhere in Northern Ireland?
If you or a loved one has experienced a supermarket accident in Belfast or anywhere in Northern Ireland, you need a trusted and experienced personal injury solicitor to guide you through the claims process. Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors have a proven track record of success in handling supermarket accident claims, and our compassionate and understanding team is ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
We understand that making a claim can be a stressful and emotional experience. Our compassionate and understanding team will support you throughout the process, answering any questions you may have and keeping you informed of your case’s progress.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today to discuss your case and begin the process of making your supermarket accident claim. Our dedicated team will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your case.
“It’s possible to sustain serious injuries in a supermarket. We are here to offer guidance and help you get the compensation you deserve. ”
Choose the Supermarket Accident Specialist Solicitors
We use our extensive experience in all of these types of supermarket claims to obtain the right amount of compensation for you. The compensation for you is not only for your injuries, but also for all of your losses and expenses.
Supermarket Accident Claims in Belfast and Northern Ireland FAQs
The majority of injury claims are settled without going to court. Our solicitors will negotiate compensation on your behalf with the supermarket’s insurers. Only a small percentage of claims end up in court and we will be able to represent you if this happens.
If you win your claim, you typically don’t pay any legal fees. Compensation and fees are usually paid by the opposing side’s insurer.
Even if you were partially to blame, you may still be able to claim some compensation based on shared responsibility. Speak with our solicitors about your specific claim in order for us to explain how this might work.
“No Win No Fee” agreements are not permitted for personal injury claims in Northern Ireland. Typically, if you win, legal fees are paid by the opposing side’s insurers.
The length of time it will take to settle your claim is closely tied in with the complexity of your case. Typically the more severe and complex the injuries, the longer the case will take. Our solicitors will be able to give you an idea of how long the process will take once we have spoken with you about your specific circumstances.
Claire’s trip claim settles for £7,650 (Belfast)
One dark, winter’s evening, Claire was returning to her car from the supermarket in Belfast where she had just finished her shopping. She was walking
Lucy’s trip accident settles for £20,000 (Belfast)
Lucy was involved in a trip accident when she was visiting the Titanic Centre in Belfast. As she walked outside the main building, she stepped
Anne’s Slip and Fall Accident Settles for £27,500 (Newtownabbey)
Anne was involved in a slip and fall accident while she was a patient in a care home in Newtownabbey. Whilst she was being showered,