Tripping over anything can be quite dangerous. You could save yourself from falling but still sustain injuries such as pulled muscles or torn ligaments in severe cases. You might even hit your head if you trip close to another obstacle of some kind.
While visiting a shopping centre is usually a great experience, and provides an ideal day out if you have things to buy, there could potentially be a chance of tripping over if there are hazards that are not properly dealt with by those in charge.
Typical injuries that might be suffered in a trip
It is difficult to ascertain the injuries that could be suffered in a case like this. For example a lot might depend on how fast you are walking and whether you are carrying anything at the time. If you are, you could end up being unable to break your fall, and this could lead to a worse injury than if you could put your hands out in front of you.
You might potentially trip over a number of things as well. For example you could trip up a step that was hard to see and unmarked as a potential hazard. You might trip over something that has been carelessly left on the floor, such as a mop bucket used to clean the floor, or the mop itself, if it has been put down on the floor instead of being propped up somewhere. These are just a few examples – all kinds of things could potentially happen.
Considering the likelihood of making a compensation claim
Shopping centre trip compensation might be payable if your accident was not your fault, but instead was the fault of a third party. You would need to be able to prove this was the case, but this is something Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with.
Call now on 0800 689 0500, or if you prefer, try our online test. This only takes around half a minute to complete, and by the end of it you will know whether you could make a claim for shopping centre trip compensation. You can get no-obligation advice from our team here at Accident Advice Helpline, and since there is no risk to you whatsoever, doesn’t it make sense to get as much information and support as you can? Make sure you know whether your claim could be a success.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead