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    Pub/bar accidents: Wet floor slips


    Pub/bar accidents: Wet floor slips

    Have you had a slip, trip or fall in a bar or pub? If you were injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, you could make a claim for slip, trip or fall compensation.

    What causes slips, trips and falls in bars and pubs?

    The most common cause of slips and trips in a pub are wet floor slips, which are usually caused by spilling drinks. When the floor is wet or sticky, there is a greater risk of falling, and pub and restaurant owners should take the necessary precautions to reduce this risk.

    It is easy to drop a glass or spill some of your drink, but if you’ve slipped and you were injured through no fault of your own, you could make a personal injury claim.

    Other possible causes of slips in pubs include:

    • Tripping over uneven flooring or poorly maintained carpets
    • Falling down the stairs
    • Tripping over small steps, which are not clearly marked
    • Tripping over obstructions in a doorway

    What can be done to reduce the number of pub accidents, like wet floor slips?

    It is important that pub and bar managers comply with health and safety regulations in order to ensure that customers are safe when they choose to have a drink or a meal out. Spillages are the most common cause of slips and trips in bars, and therefore it is important that there is a plan of action in place when somebody spills a drink. Spillages should be wiped up as quickly as possible, and wet floor signs should be put out to alert people of the slippery patch of flooring.

    It is also advisable to ensure that doorways and stairways are clear, hidden steps are clearly marked and there is good lighting in corridors.

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    Can I make a claim for public liability compensation after wet floor slips?

    If you have slipped in a public place, it wasn’t your fault and you have proof of your injuries, you may be entitled to claim public liability compensation. If you wish to make a claim, or find out more about compensation, contact Accident Advice helpline and let our personal injury lawyers do the hard work for you. They have years of experience in handling personal injury claims, work accident compensation, travel accident compensation and road traffic accident claims, and they have established a reputation for professionalism and reliability. The claims process is simple and stress-free and most clients never have to go to court. Call us now on 0800 689 0500.

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