Unfortunately almost everyone has to visit hospital at some point or another. It may be because of an injury or illness you have or you may be visiting a friend or relative who is staying in hospital. If you are ill or not in your best condition you may be at more of a risk of slipping over in hospital, as you may be more unsteady on your feet. If you are in care at hospital you can find yourself in unfamiliar surroundings and if anything is not properly stored or put away then you could easily slip over, not being used to the different environment.
There are also the risks of spillages or fluids leaking onto the floor and if these are not cleared quickly and effectively they may present a hazard to patients, visitors and staff. Staff that work in hospital will be more aware of the potential hazards to cause slipping over in hospital but there is still a risk that they too could slip over whilst working.
Have you slipped over in hospital?
If you have slipped over during a visit to hospital you could consider claiming compensation. You may have been in care at the hospital or you may have just been visiting, as long as the fall was not your fault there is a possibility you could be entitled to compensation. You may know someone who has slipped in hospital, perhaps a friend or relative. The elderly can be at a higher risk of falling and if they are taken ill and not confident on their feet there is more of a chance of slipping over. If you work in a hospital and have slipped over whilst there, you may also think about contacting us to see if we can help you claim compensation.
How to get in touch
Accident Advice Helpline has a 24-hour helpline you can call on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our professional compensation advisers about making a claim for slipping over in hospital. We also have a 30-second online test that can give you an idea of what you could claim. We offer a no win, no fee policy to everyone so you can make a claim with no upfront fees. Our no-obligation advice service means that we can talk you through what you could do and there is no pressure to continue with a claim.
Date Published: February 6, 2015
Author: David Brown