What To Do If You Slipped And Fell At IGA*

If you slipped and fell in an IGA, or any other grocery store, you can file a slip and fall claim. When someone slips and falls at IGA, or any other grocery store, they could receive money to pay for any medical expenses, pain and suffering, or lost wages that they experience as a result of the fall. Slip and fall incidents at grocery stores are very common. If you’ve slipped and fallen at IGA, or any other grocery store, you’re not alone.

Examples of a Slip and Fall At A Grocery Store

Grocery stores are full of hazards. From people tracking in wet snow or rain to products leaking or breaking there are many things that can cause a slip and fall at IGA, or any other grocery store. The most common reasons for slip and fall incidents at grocery stores are:

  • Food or drinks spilled on the floor and not marked clearly or cleaned up quickly.
  • Poor lighting in the store.
  • Boxes in the aisles not put away.
  • Products that break and leak on the floors.
  • Mop buckets left in the open without a warning sign.
  • Uneven ground in the parking lot.
  • Uneven or broken flooring.
  • Steps that aren’t clearly marked.
  • Stairs or steps that don’t have proper tread on them.
  • Bad or wet weather.

What To Do After A Slip And Fall At a Grocery Store

The next steps you take after a slip and fall are very important. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall you should:

Get Medical Help

Call EMS and get checked out by a doctor. It doesn’t matter whether you think your injuries are serious or not. Don’t be embarrassed. Call EMS. You must document your injuries from the time when they occurred. Calling EMS will start a paper trail documenting your injuries that you will need to file a claim.

Alert A Supervisor

Ask for the supervisor or store manager. Tell them what happened and insist they fill out an injury or incident report immediately. Make sure you tell everything you remember because it needs to go in the report. Then make sure that you get a copy of the report.

Gather Evidence

Immediately photograph and take videos of the area where you fell. Document any water or liquid on the floor. Make note that there was no signage. Document in detail any conditions that contributed to your slip and fall. Now is the time to get evidence before they have the time to clean up the area.

Keep Receipts and Records

If you have to pay out of pocket for anything related to your injury keep the receipt or make a record of the transaction. You can submit those costs with your claim so that you can be reimbursed for them. You could be entitled to reimbursement for things like:

  • Deductible
  • Co-pays and prescriptions
  • Over the counter medicines or supplies
  • Medical equipment like crutches
  • The cost of any specialists or physical therapy

If you can’t work because of your injuries you should include a current schedule and your most recent pay stub to show how much money you lost when you couldn’t work.

Compensation From a Slip and Fall At a Grocery Store

Anyone who has a slip and fall at IGA, or any other grocery store, could receive money for pain and suffering, lost wages, and all medical expenses.

What To Do If You Slipped And Fell At IGA

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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 IGA, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.