- I slipped over in a pub and tore my anterior cruciate ligament. I can still work, but am unable to participate in the sports I enjoy. Is there any way I am entitled to claim pub slip injury compensation?
I slipped over in a pub and tore my anterior cruciate ligament. I can still work, but am unable to participate in the sports I enjoy. Is there any way I am entitled to claim pub slip injury compensation.
There are a number of issues here which will determine whether or not you are entitled to make a claim for pub slip injury compensation. The first is whether you sustained your anterior cruciate ligament injury due to a lack of care by the pub owner or any of his staff. If food or drink has been spilled onto the floor, and left there as a hazard for an unreasonable amount of time, then there has definitely been negligence and you should be able to make a pub slip injury compensation claim.
How much pub slip injury compensation you are entitled to will depend on the severity of your injury, the length of time you may take to recover from it and how it has affected your quality of life. Your doctor´s notes will attest to the severity of your injury, and ongoing monitoring will track the length of time you should be compensated for pain and suffering. However, making a pub slip injury compensation claim for “loss of amenity”, or the effect an injury has had on your quality of life, is a very difficult aspect of a pub slip injury compensation claim to quantify.
You may find that you are entitled to claim additional general damages for loss of amenity if you regularly play for a soccer team or have a gym membership which is frequently used. Other aspects of your personal life may also qualify you for additional pub slip injury compensation – for example if you are a parent who is unable to interact with their young children or if you are the primary carer for elderly relatives.
The best way to establish exactly how much pub slip accident injury compensation you are entitled to is to maintain a diary, listing all the things you are unable to do which would form part of your regular routine. Thereafter, contact a solicitor and discuss your pub trip injury compensation claim and your full entitlement to compensation.