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Compensation for Slipping on a Wet Floor in Lidl

I dislocated my shoulder when I slipped on a wet floor in Lidl and, after I had returned to the store to report the accident, I was offered 1,000 pounds in compensation by Lidl´s insurers. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl?

Question:

I dislocated my shoulder when I slipped on a wet floor in Lidl and, after I had returned to the store to report the accident, I was offered 1,000 pounds in compensation by Lidl´s insurers. Should I accept their offer or claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl?

Answer:

The fact that Lidl´s insurers effectively admitted a breach of their client´s duty of care and accepted Lidl´s liability for your injury by making you an offer of compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl is a good sign if you were considering a claim for slipped in Lidl injury compensation. However how much compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl you might be entitled to receive should be first assessed by an experienced personal injury solicitor before you accept the offer from Lidl´s insurers.

A settlement of compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl should take into account the extent and severity of your dislocation injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to your injury. Lidl´s insurers should not rely on a previous settlement or an online compensation calculator to determine how much compensation for a dislocated shoulder you should get, as no two claims for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl are identical and each one has to be assessed on its own merits.

In addition to compensation for the pain of dislocating your shoulder when you fell in Lidl, you would be entitled to compensation for the inconvenience and deterioration in your quality of life due to your slipped on a wet floor in Lidl injury. This “loss of amenity” as it is known should account for all aspects of your personal life from a lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks without pain or assistance, to being incapable of driving to unable to attend social occasions or participate in leisure pursuits due to your injury.

Any financial costs you have incurred which are directly attributable to your slipped on a wet floor in Lidl injury can also be recovered in a claim for compensation. These expenses might include the cost of painkilling tablets or for using public transport while unable to drive; however, should you be unable to work because of your dislocated shoulder and subsequently lose several weeks income, the financial costs of your injury can escalate into a considerable sum and should not be omitted if you proceed with a claim for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl compensation.

It is recommended that you maintain a diary to record how your slip injury due to a wet floor in Lidl incapacitates you and prevents you from enjoying a full, active life. You should also keep receipts of any expenses you incur due to your shoulder injury and speak with a solicitor to obtain a preliminary assessment of how much compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl you may be entitled to receive. With this information, you will know whether you should accept the offer of compensation made by Lidl´s insurers or pursue a civil claim for compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Lidl.