Slipped on a Wet Floor in Pret a Manger

Having slipped on a wet floor in Pret a Manger can result in extensive injuries and, when those injuries are due to the carelessness of the staff or management of the premises, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against Pret a Manger for slipping on wet floor.

Claims for slipping on wet floor in Pret a Manger are made against the company´s public liability insurers and not against an individual restaurant, and therefore it is important that you are aware of what can be included in a settlement of compensation for Pret a Manger slip injuries.

Furthermore, even though the nature of your slip accident in Pret a Manger might be the same as what has happened to somebody else, the injuries that you suffered – and consequences that they make to your quality of life – are unique to you, and you should always discuss the circumstances of your Pret a Manger slip injury with a solicitor at the earliest practical opportunity.

Your Eligibility to Make Claims for Slipping on Wet Floor in Pret a Manger

Your eligibility to make claims for slipping on wet floor in Pret a Manger will depend on two conditions – that you sustained a Pret a Manger slip injury that was sufficiently severe to require medical treatment at a hospital or your doctor´s surgery, and that the slip accident in Pret a Manger occurred due to a lack of care by somebody employed by the restaurant.

Should you have neglected to seek professional medical attention as soon as possible after having slipped on a wet floor in Pret a Manger, there will be no record of your injury in your medical history to support a compensation claim against Pret a Manger for slipping on wet floor and, even if medical treatment was administered several days later, your claim for compensation for Pret a Manger slip injuries could still be contested on the grounds that you exacerbated your injury by your own lack of care.

Making a Compensation Claim Against Pret a Manger for Slipping on Wet Floor

Once evidence of negligence has been collected, your solicitor will compose a ‘Letter of Claim’, informing the insurance company of the restaurant that you are making a compensation claim against Pret a Manger for slipping on wet floor. The restaurant´s insurers have ninety days to conduct their own investigation into your slip accident in Pret a Manger and advise your solicitor whether they accept liability for their policyholder´s negligence and for you having slipped on a wet floor in Pret a Manger.

No mention is made of how much compensation for Pret a Manger slip injuries you may be entitled to receive at this point – indeed the full extent of your injuries may not yet be known and the value of claims for slipping on wet floor in Pret a Manger can be affected by scarring – both physical and psychological – which may not yet have manifested. Only when your solicitor is satisfied that the full consequences of your Pret a Manger slip injury are known will negotiations begin with the restaurant´s insurers in order to ensure that your compensation settlement is fair.

How Your Own Lack of Care Affects a Claim for a Slip Accident in Pret a Manger

Claims for slipping on wet floor in Pret a Manger can be contested if it is believed that you contributed to the cause of your slip accident in Pret a Manger or if you made your injuries worse by failing to seek professional medical attention at the first possible opportunity. The company´s public liability insurers may insist that you are partially liable for your own accident and injuries though Contributory Negligence in order to reduce the value of your compensation claim against Pret a Manger for slipping on wet floor.

If proven, your contributory negligence might not disqualify you from claiming compensation for Pret a Manger slip injuries, but it could delay the resolution of your claim for having slipped on a wet floor in Pret a Manger and, if a degree of responsibility is assigned to you for your Pret a Manger slip injury, a reduction will be made to the settlement of your claim to reflect your own lack of care.

Children´s Claims for a Pret a Manger Slip Injury

If your child has slipped on a wet floor in Pret a Manger, he or she will have to be represented by you or another parent or a guardian acting as a ‘litigation friend’ in order to make a compensation claim for a slip accident in Pret a Manger – as minors (children under the age of eighteen years) are not permitted by law to make a compensation claim against Pret a Manger for slipping on wet floor or instruct a solicitor to do so on their behalf.

‘Litigation friends’ must be prepared to take financial responsibility if claims for slipping on wet floor in Pret a Manger are unsuccessful and all settlements of compensation for Pret a Manger slip injuries must first be approved by a judge before being paid into court funds – where they can be accessed on application to the court if you need to replace money spent on obtaining medical treatment to attend to your child´s Pret a Manger slip injury after they slipped on a wet floor in Pret a Manger.


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