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Compensation for Slipping on a Wet Floor in Ben and Jerrys

Can I still claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys, as I was diagnosed with a sprained ankle after visiting the doctor a week later?

While you may be entitled to claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys if you have been the victim of negligence, the amount you can claim may be reduced in order to reflect your own recklessness towards your well-being if — as suggested by your question — you delayed seeking medical attention after your accident after slipping in Ben and Jerrys. If you were not primarily to blame for the accident in which you sustained an injury, you may be entitled to make a claim for slipping on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys. However if you share some liability for slipping injury at Ben and Jerrys, your compensation may be reduced.

You may be entitled to claim some compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys if you have sustained an injury in an accident for which you are not primarily to blame. This may be the situation if — for example — you slipped on ice cream which was dropped upon the floor. If this ice cream was lying on the floor for an unacceptably long period of time without being cleared, it can be considered that the actions — or inactions — of the store resulted in your accident after slipping in Ben and Jerrys. It is also possible that liability for slipping injury at Ben and Jerrys could lie with the store if you slipped upon an area which was being cleaned but warning signs were not present to alert customers of the hazard. In this situation, you may be entitled to make a claim for slipping on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys.

However your compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys can be affected if you delayed seeking medical attention for your injuries. After being injured in an accident after slipping in Ben and Jerrys your immediate priority should have been to seek medical attention in order to have your injury treated and to ensure that further deterioration does not occur. Even if you believed that you escaped your accident injury free — or that your injury was so minor that medical attention was not required — medical attention should have been sought regardless as a precaution, and to strengthen your claim for slipping on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys. Failure to do so can mean you share some liability for a slipping injury at Ben and Jerrys.

When making a claim for slipping on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys for which you are partially liable, your compensation can be reduced to reflect your own carelessness. For instance, if you are considered to share 20% of liability for a slipping injury at Ben and Jerrys, your compensation can be reduced to reflect your negligence, meaning you will only be entitled to 80% compensation. Determining liability for an accident after slipping in Ben and Jerrys can be difficult, particularly when contributory negligence is a factor. For this reason, you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity when pursuing compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Ben and Jerrys.