Wet floors can be very dangerous. They may become wet through bad weather if they are outside, or through someone spilling something on them, or through being cleaned. In any event it makes sense to minimise the potential hazard involved if at all possible. Slipping on wet floors can be a nasty experience to have. You would instinctively put your hands out to stop yourself from falling but this may not prevent you from being injured. You could potentially break fingers or bones in your hand, for example.
There are health and safety rules that should be borne in mind in situations like this. For example if a floor is cleaned there should be ample signs put out to ensure no one can be unaware of the fact it is wet. Once the floor dries the signs can be taken away.
What else can be done to prevent someone slipping on wet floors?
There are other things that can be done, such as making sure there is little chance for the floors to become wet in the first place. For instance if you are walking through a large warehouse store, such as a DIY store for example, and the roof is leaking, it could make the floor in the warehouse you are in very wet. If nothing is done to prevent this from happening, you or someone else could slip over if you don’t see the wet patch. As such if the floor becomes wet because of a leak, the leak should be resolved as quickly as possible.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of a number of firms that deal with claims relating to wet floors and people slipping on them. The more that can be done to prevent things like this happening, the fewer the number of people would be to go through such experiences.
What can you do?
A slip may not sound like a complex accident to have, but of course you never know what the injuries might be like. You might end up being hurt if you cannot break your fall, and even if you can it could lead to fractures if you fall in an unfortunate way.
Accident Advice Helpline might be able to help with a compensation claim. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to learn whether you do have an opportunity to claim with our help now.
Date Published: August 22, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead