Do you go shopping regularly?
Even though many people now shop online, a significant number of people still enjoy visiting shopping centres and malls. In fact, many people go to large shopping centres on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
Whilst shopping centres are generally fairly busy, they can become crowded during peak shopping times, such as during weekends. Due to this, there may be a higher risk of accidents occurring during this time so it’s important to take care when you’re out and about.
Are you aware of the injuries that could be sustained from an accident in a shopping centre?
When you’re heading out to a shopping mall, you may plan your day without giving much thought to the potential accidents that could occur. Whilst you don’t want to focus too much on the negative possibilities, it’s important to be aware of the injuries that could be sustained from an accident in a shopping centre.
Even a simple slip or trip accident could result in you suffering serious injuries, such as fractures, facial injuries or even broken bones. Whilst there are many injuries that could be sustained from an accident in a shopping centre, it’s important to get medical help quickly, even if you don’t think you’ve been badly hurt.
Any large shopping centre should have staff which are first aid trained so they may be your first port of call. If you don’t have a mobile phone with you, an employee should be able to call for emergency assistance if you require it.
Whilst you should always seek medical help so that your injuries can be diagnosed, it’s also essential that you’ve received medical assistance if you plan on making a claim for compensation.
Could you take legal action after an accident?
If the accident wasn’t your fault and someone else caused you to get hurt, you could certainly be eligible to make a claim for compensation, providing you received medical treatment for your injuries.
In general, claimants are expected to take action within a 3-year deadline as well so you will need to make your claim within this timeframe in order to successfully obtain compensation.
If you’ve never made a claim before, or if you aren’t sure how the process works, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline we have plenty of experience in handling personal injury claims and we’re able to assist claimants from all over the country.