A slip on a floor may not sound like a major accident. However it can still leave you nursing some painful injuries. People have sprained ankles, hurt hips and even broken bones while slipping on a floor for some reason.
You might have had this experience first-hand. For example you may have been hurt while walking through a department store if you slipped on a floor that was highly polished.
In another example you could have slipped over if something had been spilled on the floor and there was no warning of it. If the floor was freshly-mopped you might have fallen over by slipping as well.
Does an incident like this mean you can claim floor slip compensation?
In common with all other compensation claims, you must always be able to prove that a third party was negligent in creating the situation that caused you to experience your injuries. This holds true regardless of whether you have a sprained ankle or a broken wrist.
The nature of your injuries must mean you have had to seek medical advice, and indeed, this advice will help prove your claim as it is provided by a professional person.
Proof of your injuries will be required in order to help prove negligence was the cause of your accident. Floor slip compensation will vary in the amount awarded if your case is successful, purely because the severity of your injuries will be taken into account.
Keeping all floors safe
A slippery floor can be very dangerous indeed for anyone who happens to walk on it. You could end up being injured very easily simply by walking across a wet floor or a slippery one. If no warning sign is present alerting you to the potential danger, you could experience a nasty fall.
As you can imagine, the team at Accident Advice Helpline fields a lot of phone calls from people who have suffered this type of accident. Injuries range from sprains to broken bones and even head injuries in rare cases, depending on what happens.
This is why you should always give us a call if you suspect someone else was negligent in causing the situation that led to your accident. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and once you call us you can find out more about the likelihood of winning floor slip compensation in the near future.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead