How to get damages without having to go to court
If you are injured whilst out shopping, receiving a beauty treatment or getting a haircut, you may well be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, very few people want to go through the process of suing a store or salon for their injuries, particularly if the injury was relatively minor, because you could lose your case and actually end up out of pocket. The process is also fairly long and stressful and you may just not want to put yourself through this. Here are some ways in which you can get damages from the store.
Try finding solicitors in Loch Rannoch to represent you
One of the easiest ways to get damages without having to go through the process on your own is to find solicitors in Loch Rannoch who can represent you on a no win no fee* basis. Accident Advice Helpline works with experienced solicitors in Loch Rannoch and will also be able to tell you whether or not you have a good case for compensation. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to someone who can help and be passed over to our solicitors in Loch Rannoch if you do have a strong enough case. These solicitors in Loch Rannoch will work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Speak to someone right away
Instead of going home and deciding whether or not you want to report the accident, report it as soon as you can to someone who can make a note of it. This will help you to make a claim later down the line or may encourage the store to offer you compensation. If you are in a store then ask to speak to the manager, or if you are in a shopping centre you can go over to the information desk.
Ask to fill out an accident report
You may find that more minor incidents will be reported and then ignored, although someone may claim that they will pass your details over. Whilst you are still in the store, ask to fill out an accident report and make sure that someone senior is there to sign it and take possession of it. Remember that you need a record of the incident to have any chance of claiming damages.
Ask for the name and number of the manager
For your own protection, you should ask for the full name of anyone you have spoken to regarding the incident, as well as the phone number of the manager so that you can follow up. Ask for the direct number of the manager so you can reach them right away, and won’t be fobbed off by other staff should you call in the future.
Date Published: 17th April 2014
Author: David Brown