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Claim Compensation for Foot Ligament Injury

What should I know about attempting to claim compensation for foot ligament injury from slipping in a supermarket on a “no win, no fee” basis?

Firstly, there are certain procedures you should follow when you claim compensation for foot ligament injury that was sustained in a supermarket. A supermarket owes you a duty of care while you are on the premises, if you suffered this foot ligament injury because of the carelessness of a member of staff, you should have a viable claim for compensation. Although your first priority should be the health and well-being of your foot through obtaining professional medical treatment, if feasible you should try to report the accident in the supermarket’s “Accident Report Book” at the first possible moment in order to make an official record of the incident. Try to be as detailed as possible, recount everything you can remember about the accident and include witness statements if you can. You should then retain a copy of the report to present to your solicitor later.

Your solicitor will not only examine the copy of your report when evaluating your claim, they will also take into consideration your state of health prior to the accident in relation to your age and sex in addition to the pain and suffering you experienced at the time of the incident and any impact the accident has had on your life – personal, financial or otherwise. If the solicitor deems your attempt to claim compensation for foot ligament injury as having an adequate probability of success, then they may offer to represent you on a “no win, no fee” basis. With such an agreement if your claim is ultimately unsuccessful you will not be held liable for any of your solicitor’s legal fees. However, it should be noted that if your claim doesn’t succeed then you could be still be financially responsible for the defendant’s legal fees. Because of this, your solicitor may advise you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself financially should you lose your foot ligament injury claim.

A solicitor will be able to advise you on how best to claim compensation for foot ligament injury and due to the fact that ligament injuries can be quite serious, it is recommended that you contact one as soon as possible.