It is startling to realise how dangerous something as simple as a wet floor can be. You can be walking through a shop or office and suddenly your feet go out from under you. A wet floor can be incredibly slippery, meaning an accident can happen incredibly quickly with no way to save yourself from falling over.
In some instances you may be injured in this situation. Perhaps it will be a sprained ankle, or a broken wrist as you try to prevent yourself from falling. It might be something completely different – a lot will depend on how you fall. However, any injury could warrant wet floor injury compensation being paid out.
What should happen when a floor is wet?
There are health and safety rules that make it quite easy to handle a situation like this if common sense is followed. For example, if a spillage causes the floor to be wet, it should be marked out with yellow warning signs. People will then know it is there and to avoid it while a cleaner gets the appropriate equipment to clean it up with.
Even when a floor has been mopped and is clean, it can still be slippery. This also requires a warning sign to be put in place until the floor is properly dry. This will prevent anyone from falling over because they were not aware the floor was wet in the first place.
Seeking wet floor injury compensation
Suffering an accident because you slipped on a wet floor can result in injuries that are painful and prohibit you from doing certain things. For example you might end up being unable to drive if you break your wrist from landing awkwardly. You might also find it difficult to do certain elements of your work or pick up your young children if you have any. There are all kinds of things that can be difficult to do.
You can however, pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline. If there is evidence that someone else was negligent when your accident took place, you could have a chance to get some compensation for your injuries. When you call us on 0800 689 0500 you won’t pay a penny either. Make sure you get in touch with us today to see whether your claim might be a success in the end.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident at work claim