What is the process for claiming compensation for tripping over carpet in shop for my broken hand?
In order to claim compensation for tripping over carpet in shop, you must be able to prove that the injury you sustained was caused by the negligence of the manager of the department store or a member of staff. The department store will potentially be seen to have failed in the legal ‘duty of care’ that they owe their customers and if they are shown to be responsible for your accident, you will be able to claim for trip over shop carpet injury against them.
It must be noted, however, that the department stores duty of care is not ‘absolute’ – meaning that if staff could not possibility have identified the hazard and removed it in a ‘reasonable’ amount of time; the department will not be deemed at fault for the injury you sustained when you tripped.
You may be able to establish the store’s negligence and support your carpet in shop trip injury compensation claim by collecting evidence such as witness statements. It is also possible for you to access CCTV footage from the time of the accident which may contain images of the exact circumstances of the accident and could add weight to your claim.
If you have not already done so, an important procedure to carry out that could support your compensation for tripping over carpet in shop claim, would be to return to the store and report your accident to the store manager. By having your injury documented in the department store’s Accident Report Book, you may discover other instances of accidents that occurred due to the store’s failure to uphold their duty of care.
You would be well advised in speaking with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor who can assist you in your claim for trip over shop carpet injury, once liability for your injury has been determined. If you have not undertaken all of the procedures afore mentioned, your solicitor would be able to assist in their completion. Additionally, your solicitor would be able to evaluate your claim and could offer a preliminary indication of the amount of carpet in shop trip injury compensation you may be eligible for.
Your solicitor would be able to assist with compiling your application for assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland, and once it has been received, would be able to enter negotiations with the negligent party’s insurance company in order to accelerate the opportunity for receiving the highest possible settlement of compensation in the least possible time.
You would be highly recommended in discussing the circumstances of your accident with your solicitor at the first practical opportunity. In the event that you are approached by the department store’s insurers with an unsolicited early offer of compensation for tripping over carpet in shop, your solicitor would be in a good position to advise on whether or not the amount offered is an accurate and fair reflection of the injury and the impact it has had on your life.