Can you tell me how much compensation I will be able to claim for knee ligament damage after I slipped and fell in a Boots chemist?
There are many factors which need to be considered when calculating compensation amounts for having slipped and fell in a Boots chemist, and accurately determining how much can be claimed is something best left to a personal injury solicitor.
A solicitor will calculate the level of general damages based on the severity of the injury sustained, the time it will take for a full recovery to be made and the pain and suffering caused by the injury. Loss of amenity is also covered under general damages, which is concerned with how the injury has affected you. The loss of amenity caused by knee ligament damage can be considerable. If you have been prevented from performing everyday activities such as taking part in hobbies or sports, recompense should be provided by the insurance company of the negligent third party responsible for your injuries.
A claim for a slip and fall in Boots can also be made to recoup costs and expenses incurred due to the accident and your injury. Recoverable costs include prescription charges, medical treatment costs (including surgery and physiotherapy), the cost of medical products, loss of earnings, additional travel expenses and home help costs if required. Past and future costs and expenses are recovered by making a claim for special damages.
It is probable that the Injuries Board will complete a claim assessment and will calculate the amount of compensation for an injury from a fall in a Boots chemist which the company’s insurer will have to pay you. An insurance company is not obliged to accept an Injuries Board assessment, and is within its rights to reject the recommended compensation amounts and to take the case to court to be decided. You also have the same right to reject an assessment if you – or your solicitor- believes you are entitled to recover a significantly higher level of damages for having slipped and fell in a Boots chemist.
It is always beneficial to have an Injuries Board assessment checked by a personal injury solicitor to ensure that it accurately reflects the seriousness of the injuries sustained, as well as their implications for future health. However it is best if a solicitor is involved early in the claims process. When assistance is provided with the application to the Injuries Board it can improve the probability of receiving a favourable assessment, which in turn is likely to speed up the successful resolution of a claim for compensation for an injury from a fall in a Boots chemist.
If you want to receive an estimate of the value of a claim for a slip and fall in Boots before paying the Injuries Board to assess your case and incurring costs to have your Medical Assessment Form completed, you should speak with a personal injury solicitor. You should be able to get an indication of the likely level of damages applicable for your injury before making the decision to make a claim against Boots.