By Tine Ibraheem
Unfortunately, every year many thousands of people are injured after slipping and falling in public places (such as supermarkets) or whilst visiting private premises (whether the fall is caused by a slippery substance on the floor, food produce or any other hazardous item or surface). Slip and fall accidents are often embarrassing and stressful. It is important to stay calm and immediately seek the necessary medical attention – this could have happened to anyone.
Often, slip and fall accidents result in serious injuries. Unfortunately, many people do not know their rights in such circumstances. It is important to know that all shops, workplaces, restaurants and other public and private venues have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for their entrants.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a slip and fall accident and have suffered an injury, it is important that you contact a personal injury lawyer. Your entitlement to compensation and to what extent in such cases is often complex and dependent upon a range of factors including, where the slip and fall occurred, why the slip and fall occurred, whether negligence on behalf of the property owner can be established, the injury that occurred and whether there is any fault on behalf of the injured person.
If you have a viable case, you may be able to claim compensation for things such as your pain and suffering, out of pocket expenses, actual loss of income and potential future loss of income.
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