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Slipped in a Puccinos Cafe

I slipped in a Puccinos Cafe and when I visited the doctor two weeks later I was diagnosed with a torn foot ligament, can I claim compensation?

You may be entitled to claim compensation for having slipped in a Puccinos Cafe — however if there was an unacceptable delay in seeking medical attention, the compensation you may be entitled to claim can be reduced in order to reflect your own negligence. An injury claim for slipping in a Puccinos Cafe may be possible if it can be determined that management have failed to perform their duty of care towards their customers and this resulted in your accident and injury. If you were involved in a slipping accident in a Puccinos Cafe which could have been averted, it could be possible to claim compensation for any injury which was sustained as a result of third party negligence. However this duty of care is not absolute and it is still possible that your compensation for slipping in a Puccinos Cafe can be affected if you are at least partially liable for the extent of your injuries.

If you have slipped in a Puccinos Cafe, you could be entitled to claim some compensation for your injuries if they could have been avoided had sufficient action been taken by the staff of the café. For instance, if you had slipped because of a spilled drink, you may be entitled to make an injury claim for slipping in a Puccinos Cafe if staff failed to clear away the hazard in question within a reasonable timeframe and this resulted in your accident and injury. It is also possible that your slipping accident in a Puccinos Cafe was due to a floor which was being cleaned, in which case you could claim compensation if warning signs were not clearly displayed around the hazard. In these situations, you may be entitled to claim compensation for slipping in a Puccinos Cafe if negligence can be established on behalf of a third party.

However if — as you have suggested in your question — you slipped in a Puccinos Cafe and delayed visiting your doctor for two weeks, the amount of injury compensation you may be entitled to claim can be reduced to reflect your own negligence. After being involved in a slipping accident in Puccinos Cafe, your immediate priority should be your health, and even if you feel that you have not sustained a serious injury, a doctor should be consulted regardless to reduce the possibility of your injury deteriorating. Even if you had received first aid at the scene of the accident, your compensation for slipping in a Puccinos Cafe can be reduced if you failed to seek immediate medical attention. Contributory negligence may not disqualify you from making an injury claim for slipping in a Puccinos Cafe — however your total compensation amount can be reduced to reflect your own carelessness.

If you fear that contributory negligence may affect your compensation for slipping in a Puccinos Cafe, you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity following your accident. Your solicitor can assess your injury claim for slipping in a Puccinos Cafe and offer representation for your claim on your behalf. You will have three years in which to make a claim for slipping accident in a Puccinos Cafe as per the Statute of Limitations, and for this reason you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor without delay if you have slipped in a Puccinos Cafe.