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Compensation Claim for Slipping on Sugar in an Asda Supermarket

If I make a compensation claim for slipping on sugar in an Asda supermarket for a broken bone in my wrist, how much compensation am I likely to be awarded?

It is not possible to tell you how much compensation will be awarded if your compensation claim for slipping on sugar in an Asda supermarket is successful without being provided with detailed medical information about the nature of your fracture, whether you are expected to make a full recovery, how long that is expected to take and the impact the injury has had on you personally. Compensation amounts can also be affected by any contributory negligence on your part, such as if the severity of the fracture was increased by your own actions after the accident.

Floor without warning sign after sugar spilled

Floor without warning sign after sugar spilled

Because many factors can affect how much compensation injury compensation for slipping on sugar in Asda you will be entitled to claim, it is not possible to tell you — with any degree of certainty — the value of your supermarket accident claim.

I can tell you that based on Judicial Studies Board guidelines, compensation amounts for an uncomplicated wrist fracture sustained after having slipped on sugar on the floor in Asda is likely to be between £2,300 and £3,125. If your broken wrist takes longer than a few weeks to heal, the amount of compensation you can claim is likely to rise to a maximum of £6,500. For more severe injuries resulting in ongoing symptoms being suffered such as persistent pain and stiffness, compensation amounts are likely to increase to £16,100, with the maximum recommended amount of £39,300 typically only awarded for permanent loss of functionality of the wrist.

These figures are only for general damages, and cover the pain suffering and loss of amenity from a broken wrist, with any financial losses you may have experienced calculated separately under ‘special damages’. It is not possible to estimate how much can be recovered under special damages as costs incurred due to an injury are specific to each case.

When special damages are calculated and added to your compensation claim for slipping on sugar in an Asda supermarket, the total compensation amount could be several orders of magnitude higher than the general damages award. For example, if you have been left with a permanent disability, your loss of earnings is likely to be considerable, and this amount will need to be included in your claim for special damages.

In order to find out exactly how much compensation can be recovered for having slipped on sugar on the floor in Asda, you will need to speak with a personal injury solicitor about your injuries and the circumstances under which they were sustained. A solicitor will first need to establish if you are entitled to make a claim for injury compensation for slipping on sugar in Asda under the circumstances, and your case must therefore be investigated. Once evidence of negligence of the supermarket staff has been collected and evaluated, and your right to claim confirmed, your chosen solicitor will then complete a detailed calculation of your full entitlement to compensation.