Getting hurt is never fun, but it’s even worse when you get hurt inside of a business establishment. You may slip and fall on a wet substance or food particle inside of a business, for example. That experience might hurt your body, your pride, and your wallet. The good news is that there are some things you can do if it happens to you. Here’s what you need to do:
Notify the Management
The first thing you need to do once you get your wits back together is to notify the acting manager. The manager will need to write a report about your slip-and-fall incident so that it’s on record what happened. Don’t try to get up too quickly from your injury. Take some time to sit down and breathe while you figure out where your injuries are. You’ll need to put that information in the report.
Gather Your Witnesses
Shortly after the fall is the perfect time to start talking to all the witnesses who saw what happened. There may come a time when you need to call on those witnesses to tell the courts or an attorney about the incident. The more people you can gather who saw what happened, the easier it will be for you to receive any compensation the business might owe you for allowing those injuries to occur. Ask the witnesses if they are willing to offer a written statement if they would rather not appear in court for a hearing.