How much compensation could I get if I made an injury claim for slipping on milk on supermarket floor?
A number of factors influence how much compensation a person may receive for a successful injury claim for slipping on milk on supermarket floor. As each separate claim is unique and should be measured based on their individual merits, the amount of compensation for a slip injury on milk on floor of supermarket one persona may get may be significantly different from how much another person – even with the same injury – may receive. Before beginning to estimate the amount that could be given, however, it must be established that the accident in which the injury was sustained was caused due to the supermarket’s failure to uphold their legal duty of care.
However, as the supermarket’s duty of care is not “absolute”, if the milk on which you slipped could not possibly have been identified and removed by supermarket staff in a “reasonable” amount of time – if it had been spilled by the customer directly ahead of you immediately before your accident, for example – it is likely that a claim for injury from slip on milk in supermarket would be unsuccessful.
By engaging an experienced solicitor to assist in establishing liability and confirming whether you have a viable claim, you would have vital expert assistance in gathering witness details, or accessing CCTV in order to assemble vital evidence. In the free initial consultation – which most solicitors offer – your injury claim for slipping on milk on supermarket floor will be assess and you can be given a preliminary indication of the amount of compensation for a slip injury on milk on floor of supermarket you may be entitled to.
The value of your compensation claim will need to include a number of elements in order to reach a satisfactory result. Your physical injury will be assigned a value obtained from the Book of Quantum which will be adjusted to account for your age, general state of health prior to the accident and perhaps your sex. Compensation may also be awarded for your ‘loss of amenity’, i.e. if you cannot perform everyday duties without pain or if your injury prevents you from participating in leisure or social pursuits you enjoyed before you were injured. Additionally, you may be reimbursed for financial costs you have incurred as a result of your injury, for example medical expenses, legal costs or loss of earnings.
You would be well advised to discuss the circumstances of your accident and subsequent injury with a solicitor as soon as your injuries have been treated by a medical professional because of the various factors that should be encompassed in a claim for injury from slip on milk in supermarket. A solicitor could assist in completing the application Form A for assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland – making sure that all aspects of your injury claim for slipping on milk on supermarket floor are adequately communicated – and would be of invaluable help in a time when you should be recuperating from the injuries you sustained and not feeling the extra pressure of a compensation claim.