Slipped on a Floor in a Shop – Can I Make a Compensation Claim?
Compensation claims can be a bit complicated to understand at times, you may be asking yourself various questions including; was it my own fault, is someone else to blame and can I really make a claim? If you have had a slip on a floor in a shop, for instance which has led to an injury, there may be grounds for a compensation claim in St Martins.
Types of Injuries
A slip can cause a range of different injuries, there may be minor damage such as grazes and bruises, but in some cases you could end up with more serious injuries such as a broken arm/leg. No matter how minor or serious your injury may be, if it has been caused by someone else and has led to medical treatment, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim in St Martins.
If the surface of a floor becomes slippery in a shop, it is the responsibility of one of the workers or owner to deal with it and/or erect appropriate signage to alert customers to it. If this hasn’t been done, it may lead to the injured party making a claim for compensation.
Who is to Blame?
In the event of any potential dangers of slippage, the onus would lie on the owner of the store to take action to minimise risk of injury. They may ask a member of staff to deal with it or take action themselves but either way, it is up to them to make sure this doesn’t cause harm to another individual. The slip should be dealt with and appropriate signage should be displayed to warn others. If the owner fails to do this, you can make a claim for compensation.
Making Your Claim
At the time of the accident, it is imperative that you get photographs of the slippage and the resulting injury; otherwise it will be difficult to prove. You should also speak to witnesses and get their details, as this can help as part of your compensation claim in St Martins. The next step would be to call Accident Advice Helpline, who will offer you advice and support on what to do next. They will put you in touch with an in-house solicitor who will deal with the claim for you and do their upmost to get a positive outcome for you.
Accident Advice Helpline has advisors who are available to take your call throughout the day, no matter what time you feel like calling. As a company who are championed by Esther Rantzen, Accident Advice Helpline is committed to looking after your needs and ensuring you get the best chance of a good result for your claim. If you are not quite sure of how to make a claim, they will explain the process to you in its entirety. Call now or fill out the 30 second online claim form and find out what you may be eligible to receive.
Date Published: 18th August 2013
Author: David Brown