A fall in a shopping centre is something that is unlikely to happen. However this doesn’t mean it never happens. There are situations where someone falls as a result of a hazard of some kind.
For example a fall could involve tripping over something or slipping in a spillage of some kind. It doesn’t have to involve a fall from height, which is very unlikely to happen in a shopping centre anyway.
If someone did fall from a height it would most likely involve falling down an escalator or a set of stairs somewhere in the shopping centre. Again, this type of incident is rare but it can occur in isolated circumstances.
If you suffered an accident of this kind, could you receive compensation?
Compensation isn’t going to be the first thing you will think of when you are injured in a fall. Bear in mind you will be out shopping and having a good time one minute, and then involved in an incident the next. If you suffer one or more injuries in this situation you could end up seriously hurt.
As such the first thing you will need is medical attention. There should be first aiders present in every shopping centre who can provide assistance when needed. For more severe injuries an ambulance can be called by staff on-site. It might also help if you can get evidence of the circumstances that led to your accident. This might involve taking photos on your phone before leaving the scene.
Looking into the likelihood of getting shopping centre fall compensation
You can see how important it is to assess the situation very closely if you are thinking of trying to get shopping centre fall compensation. While you will need to see to your injuries to begin with, i.e. by getting proper medical attention, you should also consider getting in touch with a company who can assess the likelihood of being compensated for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline is well-placed to make this happen. We can certainly provide you with no-obligation advice just when you need it most. You only have to make one phone call to get in touch with our team too. Call us on 0800 689 0500. It’s completely free to do so and this will give you an opportunity to see whether you could successfully make a claim for compensation.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead