We’ve all seen those highly-polished floors in luxury hotels, restaurants and bars. They look beautiful and are always immaculate – but could they pose a risk to your personal safety? We rely on those responsible for cleaning polished floors to ensure that the right products are used, and that the floors are safe for us to walk on, but what happens if you slip and suffer a minor or serious injury.
Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people claim polished floor injury compensation since we were established in 2000. So if you have suffered a sprained ankle or back injury after a fall, why not find out if you could be eligible to make a claim with us, on a 100% no win, no fee* basis?
Polished floors – are they really dangerous?
Well, not, not strictly speaking. It’s when a polished floor is maintained incorrectly that there is a risk to personal safety. For example, the polishing machine used to maintain the floors could be faulty or used incorrectly, creating a slippery floor that puts people at risk. Or perhaps the cleaner themselves has used the wrong type of floor cleaning product to clean a wooden or laminate floor, leaving it shiny and slippery. It could even be that the polished floor has been recently mopped and no wet floor warning signs have been displayed. Whatever the reason, if you slip on a polished floor, you could suffer serious injuries.
What types of injuries are common?
Leg, ankle, foot, wrist and hand injuries are common when somebody slips on a polished floor. But you could also sustain serious back or neck injuries – even head injuries or facial injuries, if you hit your head on something as you fall. Wrist and hand injuries commonly occur when you brace yourself against a fall, and wrist fractures can take longer to heal than some other fractures, meaning time off work which could affect your finances.
The good news is that if you have been injured and required medical treatment, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. Pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see if you could be eligible to claim. Our professional personal injury advisors offer confidential advice and will be able to explain the claims process to you in more detail, to see whether you would like to proceed with a claim – there’s no obligation.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton