A lady contacted us saying she had an accident in a restaurant 10 weeks ago and broke her wrist as she caught her heel in an uneven tile and could she sue for compensation. Does she have a personal injury case?
Time-wise this case is fine, but although we can help many people with personal injury claims, it does depend on the circumstances. We advised her that if she wanted to sue the restaurant, she needs to prove negligence, that it was the fault of the restaurant (and the same goes for all of these types of cases), so she would need a video or photo if possible someone may have took, or at the very least a photo of where it happened, the exact tile.
We would also need to know when it happened and have the medical reports from the hospital/doctor. If not sufficient the client may also need an independent doctor´s report.
Medical compensation is based on set amounts and so can vary considerably depending on the amount of damage incurred to the person injured, their age, situation and all sorts of things according to a regulated compensation structure. Clients in this situation should advise us of their story and their proof of negligence and we will be happy to assess the case.