Have you been to the supermarket lately? Have you noticed how much mopping is going on? That’s great; we all love a clean store, but a badly mopped floor can turn your trip to the store into a trip to the hospital.

Supermarkets spend thousands of dollars figuring out the best way to guide you through a store so that you spend more money. It is only fair to expect them to invest in getting you around the store safely, too. Sadly, while they never miss a trick to sell you something you don’t need, they often miss dangers in the store, which could cause you a personal injury.

Here are some of the things you need to watch out for when shopping if you want to avoid ending up in the hospital:

  • Wet floors that you could slip on because someone did not dry after they mopped.
  • Badly stacked tins or boxes that could fall off a shelf onto your head.
  • Shopping carts that could tip over onto you, especially if they are piled high.
  • Food and drink that have fallen and not been cleaned, making a slip hazard.

Supermarkets have a responsibility to provide you with a safe shopping experience. They have a responsibility to carry out regular inspections of their premises to ensure they are safe for you, their customer. When they spot potential hazards, they need to make them safe.

You should be able to go to the supermarket without suffering a personal injury. If you do, seek legal advice, you may be able to recover some of the expenses and inconvenience your injury causes you.