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Fell in a Comet Store

I fell in a Comet store and hurt myself due to slipping on some food which had been trodden into the floor. Is it possible to claim compensation for falling in Comet?

Question:

I fell in a Comet store and hurt myself due to slipping on some food which had been trodden into the floor. Is it possible to claim compensation for falling in Comet?

Answer:

If you fell in a Comet store and sustained an injury due to the store´s lack of care to protect their customers from risk, you should be eligible to claim fell in a Comet store compensation. However, in order to make a successful compensation claim for falling in a Comet store, it has to be demonstrated that you sustained a quantifiable injury for which the Comet store is liable, and that Comet´s liability is due to a breach in their duty of care.

Proving that you sustained an injury will not be difficult if you visited a hospital or your family doctor as soon as possible after your accident in the Comet store, as details of your injury will be chronicled in your medical notes. If you delayed seeking medical attention, this does not disqualify you from claiming compensation because you fell in a Comet store but, if Comet´s liability insurers claim that you made your injury worse by waiting to receive medical treatment, how much compensation for falling in a Comet store you are awarded may be reduced to reflect your own lack of care.

At the time of your accident in the Comet store – or as soon as was practical afterwards – you should have made a report of your injury in the store´s “Accident Report Book”. If you have not done this yet, it is not too late to go back to Comet and report your injury and, if any staff assisted you after you fell, make a note of their names when you return to the store in order to support your claim for fell in Comet store compensation. Comet stores also make use of CCTV cameras to monitor activity on their premises and, should a security camera be trained on the area in the Comet store where your accident happened, make an “Access Request” to Comet for a copy of the security video.

Even if you feel able – while you are recovering from your injury – to complete the procedures which are necessary before claiming compensation for falling in a Comet store, it is often in your best interests to engage the services of a personal injury solicitor. In addition to dealing with the formalities of a compensation claim for falling in a Comet store, your solicitor will be able to inform you how much injury compensation for a fall in Comet you may be entitled to receive. This is a valuable piece of information for you to know should you be approached directly by Comet´s liability insurers with an offer of injury compensation for falling in a Comet store.

The longer you leave making a claim because you fell in a Comet store, the more difficult it will be to collect the evidence required to prove Comet´s liability for your injury. The memories of any staff who assisted you following your accident may fade over time and Comet may record over their security videos if they no longer require the originals. Therefore, it is your best interests to discuss your fell in a Comet store accident with a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity to ensure you receive your full entitlement to compensation for falling in a Comet store and hurting yourself.