Is my claim eligible?
Your personal injury compensation claim for slipping on a wet floor is eligible if the accident occurred due to the negligence of a third party. Meaning that you did not contribute to the accident in any way. Additionally, you should have sustained injuries and have sought medical treatment for them. Finally the accident must have occurred within three years of Accidents in public places.
Proving liability for the accident
As the victim, it is you who bears the burden of proof. This means that the hotel owner is not automatically responsible for every spillage that results in a wet floor. Your claim needs to prove that the hotel owner or an employee had knowledge of the wet floor and failed to take measures to warn guests of the danger. If the hotel staff were aware that the floor was wet for a long period of time, yet failed to take any action, then you are likely to receive compensation for your injuries.
The process involved in making the claim
Gather as much evidence concerning the accident as you possibly can. This includes taking photos of the location from different angles and obtaining contact details of any witnesses. Also, try to write down everything that happened before, during and after the accident.
Report the incident to the member of staff in charge and ensure it is entered in the hotel's accident book and seek medical attention for any injuries you sustained. The doctor's medical report will be used as further evidence in your claim.
Next, speak to a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. As one of the most respected law firms in the UK, we at Accident Advice Helpline can help you get in touch with some of the most experienced solicitors to handle your claim. The solicitor will also negotiate with the defendants on your behalf and represent you in court, if necessary.
If you have further questions about making a compensation claim call us on 0800 083 5045
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