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Accident in supermarket, any advice?

SystemSystem Posts: 458 Scope community team
edited January 2019 in Dealing with chronic pain
This discussion was created from comments split from: Help with accident where I stand legally.

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  • samahirasamahira Member Posts: 22 Connected
    Hi 
    I slipped on a supermarket floor. There was no we floor warning. I landed on my bottom and put my right hand down to stop. I reported to them and they put a wet sign out. A first aider bandaged my right hand and said to see GP if pain gets worse. I visited GP next day and was prescribed pain killers. Anyway my pain is intense on back, right hand and right leg. 
    Appreciate any advice. 
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @samahira, thanks for sharing this with us and I'm sorry to hear about your accident and your pain.

    Are you looking for legal help with this? If so, there are some great links to relevant organisations on this Scope page.
  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Community champion Posts: 138 Pioneering
    Hi @samahira did the supermarket firstaider fill out an accident form or just treat you? They have to also fill out this form.
    I would actually visit hospital rather then gp so they can check you over better. If you are looking at a legal claim you also then have a record of a hospital visit but most importantly to see if you just have bruising or if in fact you have a serious injury. Good luck. 
    Tina 
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
  • samahirasamahira Member Posts: 22 Connected
    The first aider said she will fill out the form and I don’t need to do anything. I couldn’t see any bruises but the pain is just unbearable. 
  • samahirasamahira Member Posts: 22 Connected
    Hi 
    I spoke to the executive of the supermarket. He accepted the liability of the accident and offered me £250 worth vouchers. I declined and said I want compensation because I am suffering with pain and needing lots of help from family. He said their legal team will be in contact with me. Any advice will be appreciated. 
  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Community champion Posts: 138 Pioneering
    Hi @samahira i would ask for copy of form. In my opinion you were right to not accept the vouchers, clever, that way the lose nothing as you have to spend there. Keep us posted. 
    Tina 
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
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