Can I claim for breaking nose on a glass door in a supermarket? I was using my mobile phone as I entered the store and admit I was not paying much attention, but the door did not open.
Provided it can be proven that the glass automatic door was faulty, you should have grounds to make a claim for breaking nose on a glass door in a supermarket. Whether it will be worth your while taking legal action will depend on the extent to which you are deemed to have contributed to the cause of the accident.
Breaking nose at a supermarket entrance
It is probable that your accident was captured by the storeâ€™s security cameras, and the supermarketâ€™s insurance company will be granted access to any recordings of the accident. The accident will be scrutinised by the insurance company to determine whether you were responsible for the accident by failing to pay attention to where you were walking. The insurer will then make a decision whether to reject liability for the accident. Once the claim is made, the insurance company may contest the amount of compensation for a broken nose from walking into a door in a supermarket being claimed if it is clear that you contributed to the cause of the accident.
If the door was faulty it is unlikely that you will be deemed to have been primarily responsible for the accident (in which case a personal injury claim would not be possible), although if there is contributory negligence on your part, an award of compensation may be reduced to take your role in the accident into account.
You are also entitled to obtain a copy of any camera recording of you under the Data Protection Act, although it is advisable to allow a personal injury solicitor to make the access request to release camera recordings on your behalf. A solicitor should also be used to assess the data to confirm your entitlement to make a claim for an automatic door accident in supermarket, as well as to evaluate any contributory negligence on your part.
After your injuries have been assessed by a doctor to determine whether you are likely to be left with any disfigurement after your broken nose has healed, compensation amounts can be calculated by your chosen solicitor. If you stand to recover a reasonable level of compensation once a deduction has been made for contributory negligence (if applicable), it should be worth your while making a claim for breaking nose on a glass door in a supermarket.
Because the issue of contributory negligence always arises with this type of accident, it would be unwise to attempt to claim for an automatic door accident in supermarket without legal assistance. If a claim is possible under the circumstances that will be worth while pursuing, a solicitor will take the necessary actions to ensure your claim has a good probability of being successful.