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Compensation for Tripping on a Step in an Entrance to Coffee Republic

Can I claim compensation for tripping on step in entrance to Coffee Republic, or is the manager correct by saying I should have noticed the litter?

Whether you are entitled to claim compensation for tripping on a step in an entrance to Coffee Republic depends on if you have sustained an injury for which you are not entirely to blame. While Coffee Republic have a duty of care to fulfil towards their customers who should be able to visit their stores without fear of injury, this duty of care is not absolute and you may yet hold some liability for tripping on a step in Coffee Republic. In order to determine whether you are entitled to make a claim for tripping on a Coffee Republic step, you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity.

Liability for compensation for tripping on a step in entrance to Coffee Republic may lie with the store if it can be established that the store have been negligent. This may be the scenario if — for instance — litter which had been discarded upon the step had been laying there for an unacceptably long period of time prior to your accident, resulting in your injury after tripping on a Coffee Republic step. If it can be determined that the actions — or inactions — of the store resulted in you sustaining an injury, they could assume liability for tripping on a step in Coffee Republic and it may be possible to claim compensation for your injury.

However compensation for tripping on a step in an entrance to Coffee Republic can be more difficult if you have contributed to the extent of your injury in any way, or liability does not lie with the store. For example, if you tripped on litter which had been discarded immediately before your accident occurred, it may be determined that the staff members did not have the opportunity to remove the hazard in question and you may not be entitled to claim for tripping on a Coffee Republic step. As previously mentioned, the store do not hold an absolute duty of care and if — for instance — your injuries became worse as you failed to seek immediate medical attention, you may share some liability for tripping on a step in Coffee Republic.

It is also possible that the manager is trying to discourage a claim for tripping on a Coffee Republic step by denying liability for your injuries, or that they are simply unaware of their duty of care.

Regardless, it seems likely that the store will challenge their liability for tripping on a step in Coffee Republic, and for this reason you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity to determine whether you are entitled to claim compensation. Your solicitor can assess your claim, determine the amount of compensation you may be entitled to claim for your injury after tripping on a Coffee Republic step and establish the strength of your claim. A strong claim may take some time to prepare, and as the Statute of Limitations places a three year time limit upon making a claim, you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity to determine your entitlement to compensation for tripping on a step in an entrance to Coffee Republic.