Here at Accident Advice Helpline our team of experienced solicitors are on hand to advise you on how to go about making a successful wet floor slipping accident claim.
Many victims of wet floor slips suffer in silence, not knowing that they can claim and win compensation for their injuries. Wet floors are a real hazard and one of the top causes of slips in hotels, shops, hospitals, banks, schools and workplaces; basically anywhere where heavy foot traffic is concerned.
The injuries that result from slips can cause both short and long-term health issues, depending on their severity. They can also have an adverse impact on your overall quality of life.
If you are a victim of slipping on a wet floor, which was caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you can claim personal injury compensation. The damages awarded will go a long way towards helping you recoup the expenses you incurred because of the injury and should also make up for loss of income while you recuperate.
Who is responsible for a wet floor?
The owners or employers are responsible for ensuring that their premises or workplaces are safe and clean. This includes making sure that the floors are dry. Where this obligation is neglected, accidents are liable to occur. Typically, the victims of wet floor slipping accidents are employees, visitors, customers, students, patients, or members of the general public.
Proving liability for a wet floor slipping accident
As the victim of a wet floor accident, you bear the burden of proof when building a case for compensation. The onus is on you to prove that the accident was caused by carelessness or negligence on the part of the premises’ owner, employer, or an employee. This means proving that the owner or one of their employees knew about the wet floor and did nothing about it, leading to your accident and subsequent injuries.
How much is my claim worth?
The level of compensation you can expect to receive due to a wet floor slipping accident varies from claim to claim. It depends on a number of variables, including the injuries you sustained and the expenses you incurred as a direct result of the accident. Your personal injury solicitor will provide you with an estimate of the total compensation you can expect to receive, based on the amount awarded for similar cases.
Accident Advice Helpline’s website has a simple tool to help you calculate the approximate amount you should expect to receive; we refer to it as the 30-second calculator. Simply enter the particulars of your case and the tool will compute approximately how much you can expect to receive.
Should you have any questions about making a wet floor slipping accident claim do not hesitate to contact us. Phone us on 0800 689 0500 to take advantage of our free and confidential consultation service. One of our professional and friendly advisers will go through the details of your claim and advise you on the best way to proceed. Alternatively, you can get in touch using the claim form on our website and we will give you a call as soon as possible.
Date Published: October 8, 2013
Author: David Brown