Hospitals are busy places right around the clock. Cleaners will constantly be working to keep corridors and wards clean, while doctors and nurses will go about their business treating and seeing patients around the clock as well.
We all tend to focus on hospitals as places to go to visit someone who is poorly, or as a destination on those occasions where we suffer a serious accident or emergency situation that threatens our health. You certainly wouldn’t expect to suffer an injury while you were at a hospital for any reason.
How common are slips in hospitals?
Most of us have suffered the odd slip from time to time. Slipping over is so easy to do if you don’t watch where you are going. The old joke involves slipping on a banana skin, but of course it is far more likely you may slip on ice or on something that has been spilled on the floor.
This has the potential to happen in a hospital just as it does in any other location. Similarly, those in charge of a hospital have the duty to keep it clean and tidy at all times. If this does not happen and you slip over and hurt yourself, you have a chance to see if a hospital slip compensation claim might be worth making.
Seeking legal advice
Lawyers from Accident Advice Helpline are usually able to assess situations like this where someone has been injured through no fault of their own. In this instance, it is a good idea to see whether someone else was at fault. If this is true, a hospital slip compensation claim could well meet with success. Compensation will be calculated according to the type and nature of the injury and whether the person makes a full recovery or whether they continue to suffer problems because of what happened.
Accident Advice Helpline is easy to contact on 0800 689 0500. There’s never any charge to call this number from a landline, so make sure you get in touch to find out if you have a chance to claim compensation for a slip in a hospital. We can assess any claim you may want to find out more about, so you can determine whether you could win compensation if your case goes through successfully and liability is admitted by the hospital. Why not call now?
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead