Should I claim compensation for falling on a wet floor in Marks and Spencer’s even though the supermarket have already offered me 2000 Euro? I broke my right wrist in the fall that happened three months ago and am still wearing a sling.

Eoin P. Campbell, LL.B., Solicitor

Editor in Chief

Eoin P. Campbell

It should first be noted that no two compensation for falling on a wet floor in Marks and Spencer claims are exactly alike, even when the injury sustained is similar, as the consequences of the fall and injury affects each individual differently. A number of elements are included when calculating the amount of compensation a person should be entitled to. Where a compensation settlement offered by the negligent party’s insurers may be sufficient for one person, for another it may be a completely inadequate amount.

Since you have already been offered this kind of settlement, you would be highly recommended to speak with an experienced solicitor about your potential compensation for falling on a wet floor in Marks and Spencer claim immediately. Your solicitor will be able to assess your claim and establish whether or not the amount offered by Marks and Spencer’s insurers reflects how much you are genuinely entitled to.

As mentioned before, your compensation for falling on a wet floor in Marks and Spencer claim depends on several elements, the first regarding the pain you experienced at the time of the accident and your subsequent suffering. The value for this element is measured in accordance with your age and general state of health prior to the accident. It is also possible to include the element of general damages for psychological trauma if you have experienced any emotional distress.

Additionally, you could qualify for damages for “loss of amenity”, which refers to any deterioration in your quality of life, i.e. if you cannot participate in social or leisure activities or perform everyday tasks. As well as that, you would be able to be reimbursed for any expenses you have incurred or for any loss of income.

Most solicitors offer a free initial consultation in which they can answer any questions you may have about compensation for falling on a wet floor in Marks and Spencer. They will be able to give you a more accurate indication on how much you should receive in damages. Marks and Spencer’s insurers may base their settlement offer on results tallied by an online compensation calculator or by previous similar cases whereas a solicitor will know that your case is unique with the true value of your compensation claim depending on its independent merits.