Floors of all kinds have to put up with a lot throughout the course of each day. That’s why regular cleaning is so important. Not only does it help ensure the floor surface looks good at all times, it also helps to make sure there is nothing on the floor that could present a tripping or slipping hazard to someone walking across it.
Different floors will require different methods of cleaning. In the case of a floor made from lino or tiles, or something else of a similar nature, you would have to mop it regularly. These floors can be made wet with no ill-effects and it means any sticky or slippery substances can easily be mopped up.
Does this make the floor potentially dangerous to walk on?
When a floor like this becomes wet, it can be more slippery than it would usually be. If this happens, it might be easier for someone to slip over on it, hurting themselves as they do so. This is why it is vital to have wet floor signs in place over a floor that has just been mopped. You’ll probably recognise these when you see them – they are yellow and easy to spot from a distance.
It is on occasions when wet floor signs are not used that there is an increased chance of an accident occurring. If this has happened to you in the past, you have a chance of claiming wet floor slip compensation as a result. Your accident must have happened within the last three years, but providing this is the case you have a chance to make a claim.
Finding out more about claiming
All kinds of injuries could potentially occur if you were to slip over on a wet floor. For example you could fracture your hand by putting it out to try and break your fall. You might hurt your hip if you land on it, or crack your knee.
Whatever happens and however you were hurt, find out about wet floor slip compensation today by getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and since this is free to call you don’t have to pay anything to gain access to no-obligation advice to get started with either. It makes sense to call, doesn’t it? So why not do it today to learn more?
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead