Can a Doctor Help Your Claim for a Slip and Fall at Walmart*?

Whenever you visit a busy shopping mall, or a large store, there is always the possibility that you could have a nasty accident. Something could fall down on top of you from a shelf; you could trip over a wire or a box on the ground, or slip on something that has leaked out or spilled.

If you are injured and think that the accident should not have happened if the store or mall management had been more careful, then you should consider filing a personal injury claim.

Compensation can help pay for any unexpected medical bills, replace lost earnings and compensate for the pain and suffering you have felt. An attorney can help you throughout your claim.

Making a Claim After an Avoidable Accident at One of Their Stores

Store managers have a responsibility to the public to ensure that their stores are safe to visit. Generally, this is the case and accidents are few and far between. Occasionally, someone slips over or trips over and has a nasty fall.

If the accident could have been avoided then this could be sufficient grounds for an insurance claim against the store. Any member of the public who believes that an injury was due to negligence on the part of the store has a right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

Evidence that supports the view that the store was to blame in some way must be provided. Evidence that an injury occurred at the time of the accident must also be provided. The amount of compensation claimed for must be justified by bills and invoices that have been paid or have been sent to you.

Your doctor can help determine the timing of your injury and the nature of it, as well as what medical attention you should obtain.

How a Doctor Can Help With a Claim

Your doctor should be the first person to see after a slip and fall accident in a megastore, unless you need to go straight to hospital. The doctor will make a report detailing the injuries sighted and what treatment is advised.

If any medication is needed, then this will be prescribed. All this information is useful documentation when you do finally submit a claim.

If your injuries are likely to be lengthy or permanent, then your doctor will be able to provide valuable evidence that you will need ongoing treatment. If you cannot return to work for any length of time, then this will also be advised by your doctor.

If you have experienced any degree of pain and suffering from the injury, which is normal, then your doctor can provide an opinion about how this has affected you.

All this information will be needed to establish the full amount of compensation you are claiming.

Make Sure You Discuss Your Accident With an Attorney

It is always a good idea to arrange a consultation with a personal injury claim before filing a claim for compensation. The attorney will have dealt with many similar claims before and can provide legal advice and professional help with your claim.

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*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Walmart, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.