If you’re heading out for the day, or you’re looking forward to a shopping trip, a concert or a festival, you’re probably not expecting to sustain any injuries from accidents such as slips, trips or falls. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere. Here are some common injuries in public toilets to try and avoid this summer.
Common injuries in public toilets
Examples of common injuries in public toilets include:
- Cuts and grazes and broken bones: caused by slips and trips. Slippery floors may be particularly dangerous. If the floor has been cleaned recently or there has been a spillage, there should be a warning sign in place to alert members of the public. Slips and trips are the most common cause of common injuries in public toilets.
- Broken bones and spinal injuries caused by falls: if you slip in a public toilet or you fall as a result of obstacles such as litter, or hazards like broken flooring, this can result in serious injuries, including broken bones and spinal injuries.
- Scalding: sometimes, the taps in public toilet release incredibly hot water, which can scald your hands. If the water temperature is higher than average, there should be a warning sign in place above the taps.
Can I claim for an accident in a public toilet?
If you’ve been injured in a public place, such as a public toilet, a bar or a restaurant, you may be eligible for public liability compensation. Compensation is awarded in cases where the manager, owner or authority responsible for running the premises displayed negligence, which resulted in a public place accident.
If you’ve suffered slip and trip injuries after slipping on a wet floor or tripping over a broken tile in a public toilet, for example, its unlikely that you were liable for the accident.
If you’ve been the victim of common injuries in a public toilet, call Accident Advice Helpline. If the accident happened in the last three years and you have evidence to support your claim, our expert personal injury lawyers will do everything they can to secure your personal injury compensation payout.
Gather as much information about the incident as possible and give our friendly advisors a call. We have more than 15 years of experience and our firm is endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, and in the vast majority of cases, our clients never have to go to court.
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Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice