While online shopping has become more popular in recent years, many people still go to the store on a regular basis. Shopping for groceries might seem to be one of the least hazardous activities out there. But the truth is, there are a number of risks.
Why could your routine visit to the grocery store carry a risk to your safety?
Slips, trips and falls
Grocery stores tend to be bustling environments with a lot of activity. Staff are constantly replenishing the shelves and helping customers find things. Shoppers are trying to get in and out of there as efficiently as possible. All of this activity makes spills quite likely. If an item is knocked off the shelf and an unsuspecting customer stumbles upon it, then a nasty fall could be the end result.
The danger doesn’t end when the spill is cleaned up, as a clean and wet floor is one of the most dangerous slip hazards there is. Customers always need to be aware of this, and the business has a duty to keep such risks to a minimum.
Shopping cart injuries
Shopping carts may appear to be harmless objects, but the truth is that they are responsible for a number of accidents every year, especially involving children. Businesses have a duty to ensure that their equipment is maintained and safe for public use. A faulty shopping cart could result in a fall, deep lacerations and other injuries.
If you’ve been injured and the business has been negligent toward your safety, then you may be entitled to compensation. Seeking legal guidance on the matter will help you get the compensation you need.