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Claim for Slipping on Lettuce on the Floor in a Supermarket

I was shopping with my daughter in a supermarket and she slipped and fell and broke her wrist, can you tell me how I can make a claim for slipping on lettuce on the floor in a supermarket?

Making a claim for slipping on lettuce on the floor in a supermarket on behalf of a child is a little different from making a claim personally. The claims process is the same, although a number of additional procedures must be completed when a claim is made on behalf of a child and the courts will always be involved in the case, irrespective of whether litigation is required. Because the courts are always involved, you should use a personal injury solicitor to pursue the case. This will ensure that your daughter’s claim has the maximum probability of being successful.

Slipping on a dirty supermarket floor

Slipping on a dirty supermarket floor

A personal injury claim is a one-time opportunity to recover damages following an accident. If you make a claim on behalf of your daughter, she will be prevented from making a claim personally, even if new injuries come to light after the claim has been made. Because of this, the courts need to be involved at an early stage when a personal injury claim is being made on behalf of a legal minor to ensure that the claim is being made in the best interests of the child.

Before a claim for a slip and fall on a lettuce leaf in a supermarket can be commenced you will need to make an application to the courts to be accepted as a litigation friend. A judge will assess your suitability to make a claim, in addition to checking that you have the financial means to see the case through to completion.

Assuming litigation is not required – in which case the claim would go to court to be decided – a judge will need to be involved again when a settlement is agreed between your chosen solicitor and the supermarket’s insurance company. Although you can – with assistance from a personal injury solicitor – negotiate the amount of compensation for slipping on a lettuce leaf in a supermarket on behalf of your daughter, a judge must assess any settlement offer to determine if it is adequate to cover all aspects of your daughter’s injuries.

After the right to claim for a slip and fall on a lettuce leaf in a supermarket has been confirmed, a solicitor will calculate the level of compensation for slipping on a lettuce leaf in a supermarket ,which your daughter is entitled to claim. You will be advised about the legal processes in detail and you will be told about any costs which you will be liable for.

If you are happy to proceed with the claim after receiving this information, your personal injury solicitor will make the necessary applications to the courts to have you accepted as your daughter’s litigation friend, and once authorisation is granted the claim for slipping on lettuce on the floor in a supermarket can commence.