Is it possible to make injury claims for an accident in an Austin Reed shop due to tripping over hangers which had been left on the floor? I suffered lacerations and bruising to my arm when I fell.
If you tripped in Austin Reed, and suffered lacerations and bruising arising from the store’s lack of care to protect their customers from risk of injury, you should be make injury claims for an accident in an Austin Reed shop. However, in order to make a successful claim for an Austin Reed accident, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a professionally diagnosed injury for which the store is liable due to a breach in their duty of care.
Proving that you sustained an injury will not be difficult if you sought professional medical treatment immediately after your accident, as details of your lacerations and bruises will be recorded in your medical notes. If you delayed seeking medical treatment, this does not disqualify you from making a claim for an Austin Reed accident but, if the company’s liability insurers claim that you exacerbated your injury by waiting receive medical treatment, the value of any compensation for an Austin Reed injury you are awarded may be reduced to account for your own lack of care.
At the time of your accident— or as soon as was possible afterwards — you should have detailed your cuts and bruises in the company’s “Accident Report Book”. If you have not done this yet, it is still possible to go back to the store and to report your arm injury and, if any staff assisted you after you tripped, make a note of their names when you return to the shop in order to support your personal injury claim for an Austin Reed accident. These shops also make use of CCTV cameras to provide security on their premises and, should a CCTV camera be focused on the area in the Austin Reed shop where the hangers were left on the floor, you should make an “Access Request” to Austin Reed for a copy of the security data in order to support your personal injury claim for an Austin Reed accident.
Even if you feel able — while you are recovering from your arm injury — to undertake the necessary procedures before making injury claims for an accident in an Austin Reed shop, it is often advisable to engage the services of a personal injury solicitor. Together with dealing with the formalities needed before claiming compensation for an Austin Reed injury, your solicitor will be able to advise you of the value of the injury compensation for a trip in Austin Reed that you may be entitled to receive. This may be a valuable piece of information should you be approached directly by the company’s liability insurers with an unsolicited offer of injury compensation for an Austin Reed injury.
The longer you delay making injury claims for an accident in an Austin Reed shop, the more difficult it will be to collect the evidence required to prove the store’s liability for your arm injury. The memories of any staff that assisted you following your accident may fade over time and the store may record over their security data if they no longer require the originals. Therefore, it is advisable to discuss your accident in Austin Reed with a personal injury solicitor as soon as is practicable to ensure you receive your full entitlement to compensation for an Austin Reed injury.