Is it possible to make a compensation claim for slipping on raspberry in Tesco if I injured my elbow?

Eoin P. Campbell, LL.B., Solicitor

Editor in Chief

Eoin P. Campbell

If it can be demonstrated that the injury you sustained after you slipped in the supermarket was attributable to the negligence of supermarket staff or management, you should be able to make a compensation claim for slipping on raspberry in Tesco. However, proving liability can be difficult when it comes to establishing the length of time the raspberry had been on the floor and where it came from.

Although supermarkets have a legal responsibility to provide their customers with a safe shopping environment, their “duty of care” is not absolute, meaning that if Tesco staff could not possibly have identified and removed the hazard in the “reasonable” period of time, you would not be able to pursue a claim for raspberry in Tesco slip injury compensation. For instance, you not could claim compensation against Tesco if the raspberry had fallen from another shopper’s trolley mere seconds before you slipped on it.

However, if it can be proven that the raspberry had existed on the floor for an unacceptable length of time, or if slips on fruit were found to be a frequent cause of injury in the supermarket, you would be entitled to claim for slip injury from raspberry in Tesco compensation.

Your compensation claim for slipping on raspberry in Tesco would benefit from the completion of a number of standard procedures, the first of which relates to your health. Your health and safety should always take top priority and it is important that your injury was treated by a medical practitioner immediately following the accident to ensure that it was not further exacerbated and also so that your medical records are updated as they can be used to support your claim for raspberry in Tesco slip injury.

You should have had your accident recorded in the supermarket’s Accident Report Book, which can also be used to support your claim, as it would contain proof that the accident did in fact occur in Tesco. The gathering of any witness details would also have been advantageous, as would any photographic evidence, if it had been possible to take photographs at the scene. In order to establish the length of time the raspberry had been present on the floor, it is possible to access footage from CCTV.

Even if you have not completed all of the general procedures mentioned, you would be well advised in discussing the circumstances of your case with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor, where your right to make a compensation claim for slipping on raspberry in Tesco would be confirmed. If your slip injury from raspberry in Tesco compensation claim is deemed viable, your solicitor would be able to assist in the completion of any procedures, and would be able to give a preliminary indication of how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.