Local pubs are required by health and safety laws to ensure patrons, employees and other visitors are safe and not exposed to the risk of being injured by slips, trips and falls. In spite of this, many people suffer injuries by slipping, tripping and falling at pubs all over the country.
Common trip hazards
Many trip injuries are caused by steps or sudden dips in floor levels. Others are the result of loose or damaged flooring, curling carpet edges or holes and bumps on paths leading into beer gardens. Poorly lit passages leading to adjoining rooms or toilet areas can also be responsible for injuries by tripping and falling. Clutter along such passages, in bar and lounge areas also often causes tripping accidents.
Common slip hazards
Slip injuries are often the result of spilled drinks not being mopped up immediately. Other injuries by slipping are caused by mud, rain water or snow being carried into pubs under customers’ feet and, again not being cleared or at least clearly marked. Leaks or spills in toilet areas equally cause a great deal of slips and falls. Highly polished floors, leaves and other debris on footpaths and poorly placed, slippery mats also count among common slip and trip hazards.
As mentioned above, pub landlords have a duty of care towards their patrons, staff and other people likely to enter their premises. Should they fail to comply and someone suffers an accidental injury as a result of their breach of duty, they are liable to pay the injured party personal injury compensation.
Your right to claim
In other words, if you had a slip, trip or fall at your local pub in the past three years because the landlord did not ensure trip, slip and fall hazards were not dealt with immediately, you could be entitled to claim for compensation. In order for a compensation claim to be successful, your personal injuries must have been the result of falls, trips or slips caused by the negligence or inappropriate actions of someone else. You must also have suffered your slip, fall or trip injury during the past three years.
Make that call
If these conditions apply to you, pick up the phone and make that call to Accident Advice Helpline today. This company, a law firm with years of experience in conducting compensation claims, has a first class team of in-house legal experts ready to help you on a no win no fee* basis.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice