Do you need to take legal action because of an accident in a shopping centre?
Although most people visit shopping malls in order to purchase goods, many shopping centres now feature entertainment venues as well as retail outlets. With bowling alleys, cinemas, restaurants and bars all situated in shopping complexes, there is plenty to do for people of all ages.
However, if you’re planning a day out, you may not focus on staying safe whilst in a shopping centre. Unfortunately, this is something you need to consider as accidents can easily occur and there are numerous injuries that could be sustained from an accident in a shopping centre. When you’re considering the types of accidents that could occur in a shopping centre, you may want to focus on slips, trips and falls, road traffic accidents if the mall has a car park and even burn injuries if you visit a restaurant or café.
Will you be claiming compensation?
When an accident in a shopping centre occurs, you may not realise that you could be eligible to make a claim for injury compensation. Of course, you will only be able to do this if someone else was responsible for your injuries.
If a damaged floor caused you to trip, for example, the shopping centre owners could be held responsible and you could make a claim against them. Knowing who is liable for an accident in a shopping centre is essential when you’re taking legal action. In order to know who to make your claim against, you’ll need to know who is responsible for the harm you suffered. However, don’t worry if you’re unsure who is at fault for your accident. That’s why Accident Advice Helpline is here, to help you find out if you are eligible to make a claim and assess who is at fault for your accident.
Common shopping centre accident injuries
If you have suffered injuries in an accident in a shopping centre, you might be wondering what the most common types of injuries are. We have handled thousands of claims for slip, trip and fall injuries, ranging from sprained ankles and wrists to fractures and even head injuries from people who hit their head as they fell. Back injuries are also surprisingly common in shopping centre accidents, and a back injury can take a considerable amount of time to heal, which could mean taking time off work until you are ready to return.
You may sustain a more serious injury, for example you could suffer a head injury if something falls from height and hits you on the head, or if you bang your head after a slip, trip or fall. If this has happened to you, you could find you’re eligible to claim a substantial amount in compensation for your accident in a shopping centre. We’ll take into account the impact your injury has had on your life, both now and in the future.
Seeking treatment for your injuries
Whilst you might be keen to obtain compensation, accessing treatment for injuries sustained from an accident in a shopping centre should be your first priority. Getting medical help quickly will ensure that you don’t suffer unnecessarily but you will also need to have received medical help before you’ll be able to make your injury compensation claim.
Injuries sustained in an accident in a shopping centre can range from minor injuries like cuts, bruises or a sprained ankle after a slip or trip right through to serious, life-changing injuries. Whether your injuries are minor or serious, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim. Since we were established in 2000, we have handled thousands of claims for injuries sustained in an accident in a shopping centre, and one of the most common types of injuries we see is broken bones. These can take some time to heal (although not considered a life-changing injury usually) and you may need to take some time off work to recover, which can affect your earnings. If you have suffered a more serious fracture, you might need surgery or be at risk of infection, which can prolong healing time.
Taking action with Accident Advice Helpline
If claiming compensation for an accident in a shopping centre seems complicated, we can help. We’ll be happy to provide free no-obligation advice and this will enable you to learn more about how the process works and what you should expect. We can also help you to make your claim on a no-win, no-fee* basis so you won’t have to pay anything upfront or worry about the cost of making a claim for an accident in a shopping centre.
We can help you to claim compensation not only for your pain and suffering, but also for any other expenses and losses. For example, if you have taken two months off work after slipping on a wet floor in a shop and breaking your ankle, you could be entitled to compensation for your lost earnings over this period of time. We can also help you to claim for expenses such as the cost of prescription medication and travel to and from medical appointments.
Get in touch with us today
If you’ve been injured and you want to make a claim, you need to be aware that there is a three-year time limit in place for all claims, so it’s important not to wait too long to start your claim. You could make a claim for serious injuries or even for more minor ones, provided you sought medical attention after your accident. Our lawyers have over 16 years’ specialist experience in the personal injury industry and we don’t deal with any other area of the law.
So if you have been injured, we can offer confidential, no-obligation expert advice. To find out more today, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile. Our advisors are on hand to answer your questions and give you the advice you need – you have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us.
Date Published: 1st August 2016
Author: Lynne Bell
Category: Accident in a shopping centre