Accidents in a Shopping Centres
Claims for accidents in Shopping Centres or Supermarkets can be complicated as you must prove that there has been a breach of duty of care causing injury as a result of negligence. Common injuries include slipping and falling on wet floors. The floor may be wet due to a cleaner, a shopper who has dropped a drink or food on the floor, wet floor from rain at entrances, tripping goods that are not properly stacked and others.
You need to report the injury straight away to the STORE MANAGER or CENTRE MANAGEMENT they may have video footage and will advise you to contact them upon diagnosis of your injury. The next step is to see your doctor, have the incident recorded and request any necessary investigations into your injury. You may require radiology scans. Once your injury is diagnosed, you will know what to expect in the future with our injury. If there is a permanent impairment or ongoing problem then you should seek legal advice.
To pursue a Common Law Claim for a permanent injury you should seek legal advice. A Personal Injuries Claim Form may need to be lodged against the party at fault. Depending on the extent of the injury your claim may need to be handled by a specialist to ensure that your claim encompasses all necessary expenses including a payout for pain and suffering. If you are suffering from ongoing symptoms or have been diagnosed with permanent impairment then you may be entitled to a claim including past and future medical expenses, out of pocket expenses, economic loss and pain and suffering.