How much compensation for slipping in Lloyds chemist might I be entitled to, as I slipped and fell on the recently washed floor in the pharmacy where there were no hazard warning signs and fractured my wrist?
There should be no issues about the pharmacy´s liability for your accident and your right to claim compensation for slipping in Lloyds chemist because you slipped and fell in the store due to a clear breach in the duty of care that the shop owes to its customers. However, how much compensation for slipping in Lloyds chemist that you may be entitled to in a personal injury claim is going to be dependent on your own personal circumstances as much as the injury you sustained when you slipped and fell in the store.
Together with the compensation for the pain you experienced when you slipped and fell in Lloyds store, your personal injury claim for compensation for slipping in Lloyds Pharmacy should also factor the impact that your wrist injury has had on your quality of life. Consequently, if you are not able to undertake everyday tasks, drive, participate in leisure activities and attend social events due to your accident in the pharmacy, these factors should be included in a personal injury claim for compensation.
As most people lead different lifestyles, and their incapacitation will impact on their life in a variety of ways, it is recommended that you maintain a diary following your slip and fall accident in Lloyds chemist to take note of the occasions when your fractured wrist prevents you from leading an active and full life. You should also record any times that you feel depressed or anxious or because of your wrist injury, as it may be possible to include diagnosed emotional trauma in a claim for compensation for slipping in Lloyds chemist.
You will also be able to recover any financial costs incurred that can be attributed to your fractured wrist. These can vary from expenses arising from the pursuit of medical treatment when you slipped and fell in the chemist to the cost of using alternative forms of transport while your fractured wrist does not permit you to drive. If you have suffered a loss of income arising from your accident in the store, this can also be reclaimed in a claim for compensation for slipping in Lloyds Pharmacy, as can the costs of any home help, child care or household repairs that you are not able to undertake yourself because of your Lloyds Pharmacy injury.
You should still go through the procedures required to support your claim for an accident in Lloyds Pharmacy, although liability for your accident when you injured your wrist in the chemist may have already been acknowledged by the store. These procedures include officially reporting your accident in Lloyds Pharmacy´s “Accident Report Book”, compiling a list of witnesses who may have seen your accident taking place in the store and taking photographs of the scene of the accident — even though a considerable amount of time may have passed since your accident in Lloyds Pharmacy.
Thereafter you should speak with a solicitor about making a personal injury claim for compensation for slipping in Lloyds Pharmacy. You solicitor will confirm that you have a claim for an accident in the Lloyds Pharmacy store which is worthwhile pursuing and explain to you the process for making a “No Win, No Fee” personal injury claim for compensation. He or she will subsequently send a Letter of Claim to Lloyds Pharmacy, to which the store — or their insurers — have to respond within 90 days with an admission or denial of liability.
It is in your best interests to speak with a solicitor as soon as possible, as it is likely that Lloyds Pharmacy´s insurers may contact you directly after you have officially reported your wrist injury. An approach by an insurance company is not necessarily a bad thing – as it recognises the liability of their policyholder. However, the insurance company´s calculation of how much compensation for slipping in Lloyds Pharmacy you are entitled to may not reflect the full value of your claim and, to avoid the risk of being undercompensated, you should always decline any offer of compensation from an insurance company until you have undergone a full assessment of your claim by an experienced solicitor.