Shopping centres, office premises and individual shops may all have hard floors that require cleaning and polishing regularly to get the most out of them. They are kept clean because if they were allowed to get dirty and sticky, they could present a potential health hazard in one way or another.
When these floors are cleaned, the people in the area should be alerted to the fact they are wet. Wet floors can be dangerous to walk on, which is why proper signage needs to be used to make sure people know what to expect.
Bright yellow signs
You have probably already seen these signs used in a variety of circumstances. They are bright yellow and usually have a carry handle at the top. They can therefore, be picked up and put into place very quickly indeed. They open out and sit on the floor to warn people that it is wet. The message on the sign usually says quite simply – “Caution – wet floor”, and it has either an exclamation mark in a triangle or an image of a person slipping over.
These are very easy to see and have prevented countless accidents that are easily avoidable. It is fair enough, then, to wonder whether you could claim no wet floor sign compensation if you have been injured slipping on a wet floor where no sign was in evidence.
Getting expert legal advice
Clearly the best bet for you is to make sure you get proper legal advice from a professional injury compensation lawyer. This type of lawyer will deal with cases just like this quite regularly. As such they will be able to work out whether no wet floor sign compensation might be paid to you.
To learn more, the best course of action is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. As you may have noticed, this is a free enquiry line and you may be able to use the services of one of our lawyers on a no win, no fee* basis. Make sure you call as soon as you can – there is a three-year limit on making a claim if you are in a position to do so. Even if you’re unsure of whether you could claim, our team of experts can find out for you whether you can. Call our expert team here today.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead