9th June 2015
If you have decided to make a compensation claim following a personal injury then you may be wondering where to…
If you have suffered a personal injury after slipping on spilt milk in Aldi, you may be able to make a compensation claim. The team at Clearwater Solicitors can help you out, giving you the clear, professional and skilled advice and representation you need to succeed in your claim. Get started by getting in touch with us today by calling 08000 430 430 or filling in our online enquiry form.
To succeed in your slip at Aldi compensation claim, your case must meet the following criteria:
– Aldi failed in its duty of care towards the public
Aldi has a duty of care towards its customers, and must have effective cleaning systems in place that deal with spilt milk as quickly as possible. It should take all reasonably practicable steps to deal with spilt milk and other slip hazards when they arise. This could involve regularly checking the supermarket to ensure there are no spillages, developing effective cleaning systems to clear up spilt milk, and preventing customers from entering an area where spilt milk poses a slipping hazard.
Effectively, this means that milk and other spillages should be cleaned up before they can pose a risk to the public. If you spill milk yourself and slip on it immediately afterwards, you may be unable to claim compensation or may be considered partially liable, as the accident was not foreseeable and Aldi could not reasonably be expected to have dealt with this hazard. However, if spilled milk remains on the floor for a long period of time, the Aldi store could be deemed to be behaving in a negligent fashion.
– Aldi’s negligence led to your slip personal injury
If you do not sustain any injuries or other damages as a result of the slip, you will not be able to claim compensation. Your injuries must be a direct result of the slip, such as sprained wrists or ankles, bumps, bruises, lacerations or broken bones.
If you’re not sure about how to make a compensation claim after a slip on milk at Aldi, speak to Clearwater Solicitors for more advice. The following tips could increase your likelihood of success and increase the size of your overall payout.
– Collect evidence, if possible
This includes photographs of the spilt milk you slipped on, the details of any contact witnesses, and the address of the Aldi store your accident occurred in.
– Receive medical treatment
Visit a GP and have your personal injuries recorded. This will allow you to prove the extent of your personal injuries and demonstrate that they were a result of the slip at Aldi.
– Record your losses
Keep a record of any losses you incurred as a result of your personal injury, including any lost wages, medical expenses and transport costs you had to face. You can recover these losses in your personal injury compensation claim.
– Contact Clearwater Solicitors for expert representation
We have the skills and expertise you need to succeed in your slip at Aldi compensation claim. Just contact us on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to get in touch and receive the professional representation you need to succeed in your compensation claim against Aldi.