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Tripped on a Step in the Door of a Ritazza Cafe

After I tripped on a step in the door of a Ritazza cafe, I was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder when I visited the doctor two weeks later. Can I claim compensation?

While you may be entitled to claim compensation if you have tripped on a step in the door of a Ritazza cafe, your compensation may be affected if an unjustifiable delay occurred in seeking medical attention. You are entitled to a duty of care upon entering any Ritazza cafe, and should you sustain an injury for which you are not primarily to blame you may be entitled to claim for tripping on a step in a Ritazza cafe. However this duty of care is not absolute and you may still hold some liability for tripping on a step in a Ritazza cafe if your lack of action resulted in a further deterioration of your injury. You may be entitled to claim compensation for tripping on a step in Ritazza cafe — however this can be reduced to reflect your own negligence.

You could be eligible to receive some compensation after you have tripped on a step in the door of Ritazza cafe if their negligence caused your accident and injury. This may be the situation if you tripped over spilled liquid which was lying on the step in question for an unacceptable length of time, in which case you may have a valid claim for tripping on a step in a Ritazza cafe. It is possible that you may be entitled to compensation for tripping on a step in a Ritazza cafe if their lack of action to remove this hazard resulted in your injury, and in which case they may assume some liability for tripping on a step in a Ritazza cafe.

However it is also possible that the injury you sustained after you tripped on a step in the door of a Ritazza cafe became worse due to your own negligence. If — as suggested by your question — you failed to seek medical attention until two weeks after the accident took place, your compensation for tripping on a step in a Ritazza cafe can be reduced to reflect your own lack of care. It is crucial to seek immediate medical attention for your injuries after being involved in an accident as not only do you risk the deterioration of your injuries, but your failure to have your injuries treated may see you share some liability for tripping on a step in a Ritazza cafe. Making a claim for tripping on step in a Ritazza cafe may not be impossible in this scenario — however the compensation you may be entitled to claim can be reduced as a result.

If you share some liability for tripping on a step in a Ritazza cafe, this will make it more likely that your claim may be challenged. For this reason, strong evidence will be required in order to support your claim for tripping on a step in a Ritazza cafe, which may take some time to prepare. And as the Statute of Limitations places a time limit of three years upon making a claim to compensation for tripping on a step in a Ritazza cafe, you are advised to seek the assistance of a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity after sustaining an injury. By doing so, you will greatly increase the likelihood that your claim for having tripped on a step in the door of a Ritazza cafe will be successful.