Compensation for Slipping in a Hospital Canteen
Can I claim compensation for slipping in a hospital canteen even if I believe I was partly to blame for my injury?
It may be possible to pursue compensation for slipping in a hospital canteen if you believe you may have been partly to blame for your injury, however if you are found to be partly at fault you may not be eligible to receive your full entitlement.
In order qualify to pursue compensation for a hospital slip you may be required to prove that someone other than yourself was at least partially at fault for your injury. The party you believe to be partly at fault for your injury must have owed you a ‘duty of care’ – a responsibility to ensure your health and safety – at the time your accident occurred. As your accident took place in a hospital the party you are most likely to be eligible to claim for a slip from is the hospital’s management.
As you believe that you may have contributed in some way towards your own injury, it is imperative that you speak with a personal injury claims solicitor about your claim for a slip at the first available opportunity. After discussing your claim for compensation for slipping in a canteen with your solicitor you will be able to evaluate your claim on its merits and tell you whether or not it is likely that you contributed to your own injury.
It is sometimes the case that claimants believe that they have contributed to your own injury, when in fact their accident was entirely the fault of someone else. However, as mentioned above, you may have to cede a portion of your settlement if you are found to be somewhat responsible for your injury: the amount of compensation you may have to forfeit will represent the extent of your contribution to your injury. For example, if you are deemed to be 30 percent responsible for your injury, you will have to forfeit 30 percent of any settlement you are awarded. It is worth noting that if you are found to be at least 50 percent at fault for your injury, it may not be viable to pursue compensation for slipping in a hospital canteen at all.
Although it may appear as if a claim is not worth pursuing given that you may believe that the cost you may incur may not offset the risk – you should know that it can often cost nothing to find out whether or not you are entitled to pursue a claim and if contributory negligence is likely to factor. Many solicitors in the UK now offer free initial consultations to compensation for a hospital slip claimants like you.
Compensation for hospital slip is always best pursued with the assistance of a personal injury claims solicitor. All of your questions regarding your claim, the process, and the likelihood of contributory negligence factoring in your claim for a slip can be answered by your solicitor. To have your questions about compensation for slipping in a hospital canteen answered today, speak with a personal injury claims solicitor.