Is it possible to claim for slipping on waste food on the floor in Morrisons? I was recently out shopping in my local Morrisons when, while browsing in the fruit and veg section, I found myself on the floor having slipped on a banana skin which fell from the top of an overflowing bin. The strained knee ligament I suffered in the fall has left me unable to return to work and as a result, very despondent.
It may be possible for you to claim for slipping on waste food on the floor in Morrisons. The first step to making a successful claim for compensation is to contact an experienced injury claims solicitor. Explaining the accident to an injury claims solicitor will allow you to find out if you are eligible to claim for compensation and how to prepare your claim.
Supermarkets have a duty of care to their customers and although just because you fell while shopping there does not that they have breached this, you may be able to claim compensation if you can prove to the supermarket that they indeed did fail, and that the negligence of a member of management or staff at the store led to you suffering strained-knee ligaments.
You should return to the supermarket and request CCTV evidence of the aisle at the time you fell, and if possible log an entry in the supermarket’s Accident Report Book.
If your claim is successful you may be able to receive remuneration for any salary you are missing out on as a result of being confined to your bed by your injury. You may also qualify to be compensated for the loss of amenity — the inability to perform day-to-day activities and participate in social and leisure activities — you are experiencing.
Your compensation package for your claim for slipping on waste food on the floor in Morrisons may not just include compensation for your quantifiable losses such as wages (contained in the special damages portion of your package) or an award for the pain it caused — you may also be able to receive compensation for any psychological injuries.
To find out more about how much compensation you could be entitled to you should speak with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity. Not only will your solicitor be able to fully brief you on your entitlement to a claim for slipping on waste food on the floor in Morrisons and how much you could be awarded if successful, they will also be able to do most of the legwork while you recuperate.