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I was recently in a supermarket in the UK,I found a broken

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Hi,I was recently in a supermarket in the UK,I found a broken egg on the shelf in the carten,I picked the cartan up and the egg dripped on the floor,I told the one of the employees,I don't think it was cleaned up I'm now worrying can I get sued if someone slips on it
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

Please don't worry.

You are not liable. You didn't do anything to cause this and you took every step that you could to stop it.

Nobody ID you anyway.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hi,I'm unsure if I broke the egg whilst picking the box up,or was allready broken,so when I picked the box up,it dripped everywhere!!
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

Well, whether you did or not you cannot do more than make a report.

Nobody who is exercising care falls on broken eggs anyway.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you so much I suffer with really bad antiexty and has been worried someone may get hurt,if not cleaned up in time!! May I ask what does exceeding care falls on broken eggs mean?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

Being careful.

Please don't worry. This just isn't going to lead to action.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you,so issues like this isn't really a law matter?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

Well, they can be but not here.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Not in the UK?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Would it be the supermarket that would reliable? If someone made a claim
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

No, you would not be liable for the reasons above.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you jo for your helpLucy
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

No problem.

all the best.

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