What are Falling in Sainsbury´s Claims?
If you were to sustain an injury due to falling over an avoidable hazard in Sainsbury´s in an accident for which you were not to blame, you may be eligible to make falling in a Sainsbury´s claims for compensation. A fall in a Sainsbury´s claim for compensation is a legal civil action which can be made against Sainsbury´s when the supermarket has a responsibility for your health and safety and has failed in its “duty of care” to prevent a falling accident in a Sainsbury´s store which has resulted in you sustaining an injury.
What is meant by Sainsbury´s “Duty of Care”?
In order to successfully claim compensation for falling in a Sainsbury´s, it has to be proven that Sainsbury´s was negligent by failing to identify a risk of injury and have it removed, repaired or cordoned off and clearly indicated as a hazard; and that their negligence in failing to do that resulted in you falling and sustaining an injury. This breach in their duty of care makes Sainsbury´s liable for your injuries and gives you the right to make falling in Sainsbury´s claims.
However, Sainsbury´s duty of care is not always “absolute”. This means that if the falling hazard had only recently materialised – such as if you fell over a product which had only just dropped from a shopper´s trolley – and Sainsbury´s staff did not have a reasonable period of time in which to identify and rectify the hazard – it may not always be possible to claim compensation for falling in Sainsbury´s. For this reason, it is always in your best interests to discuss a falling accident in Sainsbury´s with a solicitor at the earliest practical opportunity.
Your Health Comes Before a Fall in Sainsbury´s Claim for Compensation
When making a claim for falling in Sainsbury´s, in addition to establishing that Sainsbury´s was in breach of its duty of care, it is also important to prove that your falling accident in Sainsbury´s resulted in an injury. Consequently it is vital that, after sustaining an injury in a falling accident in Sainsbury´s, you receive professional medical attention as soon as possible.
By visiting a hospital or your family GP, the injuries that you sustained due to your fall in Sainsbury´s will be recorded in your medical notes along with any ongoing treatment or long term consequences to your health. The administration of first aid at Sainsbury´s – or when you returned home – is insufficient proof that an injury has occurred when making a Sainsbury´s fall claim for compensation.
Making a Compensation Claim for Falling in Sainsbury´s
Once it can be determined that you have suffered an injury in a falling accident due to the negligence of Sainsbury´s and that the supermarket was in breach of its duty of care, you can make a compensation claim for falling in Sainsbury´s. The procedure for making a Sainsbury´s fall claim for compensation is that your solicitor will write to Sainsbury´s, advising them that you are making a claim for falling in one of their stores, and Sainsbury´s – or more frequently, their public liability insurers – then has 90 days to conduct their own investigation into your fall in a Sainsbury´s and advise your solicitor whether they will accept liability for your injuries.
If liability is accepted, your solicitor will liaise with the supermarket´s public liability insurance company to obtain the maximum possible settlement of compensation for falling in Sainsbury´s. Should liability for your injuries from falling in Sainsbury´s be contested, your solicitor will issue court proceedings – an action which often initiates an offer of compensation for a fall in Sainsbury´s from their public liability insurance company who may be reluctant to take a chance on the outcome of your Sainsbury´s fall claim for compensation and keen to save money on potential court costs.
As an offer of settlement for your claim for falling in Sainsbury´s may be made to you directly by the insurance company, it is advisable to be aware of how much compensation for falling in Sainsbury´s you may be entitled to, in order that you do not inadvertently accept an inappropriate offer.
How Much Can I Claim for Falling in Sainsbury´s?
How much compensation for falling in Sainsbury´s you will be entitled to receive will depend on the nature and severity of your injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to your falling accident. The way in which the injuries from your falling accident affect your quality of life will also be taken into account, and it is advisable that you maintain a diary in order to record the occasions when you are unable to perform day-to-day tasks or participate in leisure and social pursuits as a consequence of your fall in Sainsbury´s.
Any expenses you have incurred for medical treatment can be recovered in falling in Sainsbury´s claims, along with any costs for alternative forms of transport if you are unable to drive and any loss of earnings if the injuries you sustained in the fall in Sainsbury´s accident prevent you from working. Consequently, no two falling in Sainsbury´s claims are the same – even when the injuries sustained are identical – and this is one of the primary reasons why you should always seek professional legal advice when you wish to claim compensation for falling in Sainsbury´s.
“No Win, No Fee” Claims for Falling in Sainsbury´s
Most solicitors will offer a free initial assessment of your personal situation and advise you whether you have a claim for falling in Sainsbury´s which is worth your while to pursue. Should you have a fall in Sainsbury´s injury claim which has a strong probability of success, you will be offered legal representation on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.
A “No Win, No Fee” claim for falling in Sainsbury´s enables you to pursue compensation for your injuries without having to worry about solicitor´s fees if your fall in Sainsbury´s injury claim is unsuccessful. However, as you may be liable for Sainsbury´s legal fees if your case is lost, solicitors offering a “No Win, No Fee” claim for falling in Sainsbury´s will want to know of any legal fees insurance you have connected with a home contents or car insurance policy and advise you to take out additional protection if it is considered to be necessary.
Free Legal Advice about Claims for Falling in Sainsbury´s
If you, or somebody close to you, have been injured in a falling accident in a Sainsbury´s, you are invited to call our freephone service and discuss the circumstances of your fall in Sainsbury´s accident directly with an experienced public liability solicitor. Our solicitor will provide you with practical and helpful advice which is relative to your personal circumstances and answer any questions you may have about making a claim for falling in Sainsbury´s.
There is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim for compensation for falling in Sainsbury´s once you have spoken with us and all conversations between yourself and our solicitors are completely confidential. We would recommend that you speak with us as soon as possible after you have received professional medical attention for your fall in Sainsbury´s injuries to maximise the likelihood of a successful falling in Sainsbury´s claim.