If you’re injured, it can lead to a loss of money in several different areas. If you have to pay for hospital bills, that costs money. If you have to miss out on work, that costs money. If somehow you lose an opportunity because of the injury, that costs money. And that’s why in a lot of cases, when you’re injured, money comes as a compensation.
And there are several examples where you can see this in action. What happens if merchandise falls on you at a store? What if there is ice outside of the building and you slip and fall, how are you compensated? If you’re injured because of a defective product, what happens next? And then there is even a case like should you be compensated if you get food poisoning? All of these together should illustrate the intersection of injuries and financial compensation.
Even though there are notes along top shelves in many stores telling you to get help if you want things down, they are not always present. So if through no fault of your own you’re injured by falling store merchandise, what kind of money do you deserve? In the end, it will probably be determined by how badly you’re hurt and how inattentive the store was too basic safety procedures.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Say that you’re going home after shopping at a store during the Christmas season. The weather is cold, and snow is coming down. You’re walking toward the parking lot, and you hit a patch of ice on the sidewalk that hasn’t been shoveled, slip, and fall on your wrist. You break a bone, and you decide to sue the store because they did not keep their sidewalks clear. They need to be of the pay the bill for your injury as well as any lost time from your job you have. That’s why it’s so important for stores to follow all safety instructions.
Though they aren’t particularly common, when they do happen, they get a lot of attention – defective products causing injuries. A good example would be when cell phones were exploding because of bad batteries. This caused significant injuries to many people. In that case, each of those people was allowed to sue the cell phone company and get financial compensation.
Another issue that gets a lot of attention when it comes up is if people get food poisoning because of neglect on the part of a restaurant or a food provider. There are safeguards in place that prevent people from getting sick from food preparation and distribution. If there is an illness that happens and it is the fault of someone in the supply chain, then you consume them successfully to get money for your distress.