Public toilets exist in a range of different places including train stations, restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets, and most of us use public toilets without really thinking much about our personal safety. Yet accidents in public loos can and do happen, and if you have been injured then you may be left seeking public toilets accident advice. From slips and trips on wet or damaged flooring to injuries caused by poorly-maintained toilets, there are a variety of different factors which could cause an accident to happen.
In 2008, a report raised by the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency revealed that six people were injured after falling off faulty toilet seats, with injuries ranging from back injuries to bruises and bumps to the head. If you’ve been injured then you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation within three years of your accident happening, and Accident Advice Helpline could help you.
What are the most common accidents in public toilets?
Slips and falls on wet floors are the most common accident to happen in public toilets. This could be the result of a spillage, for example water splashing from sinks or toilets, or from the toilets being poorly maintained – for example if the floors are cleaned and no wet floor warning sign is displayed. Trips are common too, and if the flooring is uneven or damaged, you could easily trip and fall, leading to serious injuries. Other causes of injuries in public toilets include a lack of facilities for handicapped people, which could result in them being injured, or faulty, poorly-maintained facilities, such as a hot water tap that doesn’t work or a toilet that doesn’t flush. You have three years from the date of your accident to make a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline, which is why it is a good idea to get in touch with us as soon as possible after you have been injured.
Where can you get public toilets accident advice?
If you’ve suffered injuries after an accident in a toilet, you may need to contact a personal injury lawyer for public toilets accident advice. It’s best to choose a specialist personal injury lawyer such as Accident Advice Helpline, as we have over 16 years’ experience helping members of the public to claim compensation. You could find that you’re eligible to claim compensation for your injuries after an accident, as well as your loss of earnings, which means if you have taken time off work then you could receive a substantial personal injury settlement.
What injuries can you sustain in a public toilet accident?
Injuries sustained in a public toilet accident can range from cuts and bruises to strains, sprains, fractures and even psychological trauma at the embarrassment of having an accident in such a public place. Portable toilets at festivals are commonly blamed for injuries, with one woman was injured after her arm became trapped in a toilet bowl as she tried to retrieve the contents of her handbag. In China, a man was injured at an airport, suffering deep lacerations to his buttocks and legs after the toilet he was using tipped over and shattered. You could be lucky enough to suffer minor injuries after a slip or trip, but equally you could be seriously injured in an accident in a public toilet, and if you need public toilets accident advice, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.Open Claim Calculator
How common are accidents in public toilets?
Did you know that you are statistically more likely to be injured by a toilet than a shark? In 1996, 43,000 Americans were injured by accidents in public toilets, whilst sharks only injured 13 people. Toilet accidents are not just a modern phenomenon either – in fact in the Victorian era, exploding toilets were considered a real risk after pressure-assisted flushing systems (which used compressed air) caused porcelain bowls to shatter. Whilst serious injuries in these types of accidents are rare, Accident Advice Helpline has handed out its fair share of public toilets accident advice over the last 16 years, and we have helped many people to successfully claim compensation for their injuries.
Is your claim likely to be successful?
If you think you may be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation then you can get public toilets accident advice from Accident Advice Helpline. Our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis which means that anybody can afford to make a claim. Because we provide a no-win, no-fee* service, we will only take on your claim if it we think it is likely to be successful. Whether you have suffered minor injuries after slipping on a wet floor in a public toilet or been seriously injured after a toilet bowl shattered and caused lacerations to your legs, you can get in touch with us and find out more about making a claim.
Get in touch with us today
For public toilets accident advice you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident. Our personal injury advisors are on hand offering no-obligation advice, so you can call us at any time to find out more about making a claim or see if you are eligible.
Even if you have sustained minor injuries after an accident in a toilet and are simply looking for public toilets accident advice, you can get in touch with us today. It’s free to call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or for an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to receive for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings, you could take the 30-second test on our website right now. This will give you an idea of how much you could receive, but remember that all claims are calculated on an individual basis, taking into account a number of different factors such as how long you have taken off work after your accident and the severity of your injuries.