Is it possible to pursue a compensation claim for a fracture from a fall in Morrisons? I recently suffered a fractured bone in my arm after falling down the stairs in Morrisons and am interested in claiming for compensation. Since the accident I have been unable to participate in sports or perform day-to-day tasks in the same way as I used to do.
It may be possible for you to pursue a compensation claim for a fracture from a fall if your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else. Falling down the stairs can be a traumatic and painful experience and can often lead to serious injury, or in the most extreme cases death. Fracturing an arm is a serious injury which can take weeks or months to recover fully from.
Pursuing a compensation claim for a fracture from a fall in Morrisons will require you to prove that a negligent third party — in your case most likely the supermarket — was at fault for your injuries. For example, if the steps were wet and floor staff had not erected wet floor signs; if an obstruction caused you to fall; or if you were distracted by a staff member you may be entitled to pursue compensation.
Although a supermarket has a duty of care toward its customers which obliges it to take measures to protect shoppers, the duty of care is not “absolute” and shoppers must also bear some responsibility for their own wellbeing. If you were not watching where you were going for example, or if you were rushing down the stairs, you may not be entitled to compensation as it will have been your own carelessness which led to your accident.
To learn more about your entitlement to claim compensation visit an experienced personal injury claims solicitor. A solicitor will be able to tell you whether or not you are entitled to claim compensation and what your chances of pursuing a successful compensation claim for a fracture from a fall in Morrisons are.