Public toilets are found in supermarkets, shops, bars, restaurants and even at train stations. The most common accidents reported in these loos are as the result of slipping and falling on wet floors. Accidents can also occur due to poorly maintained public toilets or lack of proper facilities for handicapped people.
Slips, trips or falls in public toilets often result in various injuries including sprains, strains and fractures. The unlucky individual might also suffer mental and psychological anguish because of the embarrassment of falling in such a place.
If you have been the unfortunate victim of a public toilet accident, you might have valid grounds to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has an unrivalled reputation for customer satisfaction, built up during a decade spent serving our clients. To make sure we give you the best service, we adhere to these four ideals: integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability. We take pride in our job and you can trust our word.
Who is responsible for the accident?
In order to claim compensation, you must first find out who is responsible for your accident. This will depend on where the public toilet is situated and who its owners are. The guilty party might be the local council or the premises’ owner. The people who are in charge of maintaining the toilets are responsible for taking reasonable steps to ensure the facilities are safe and healthy for their visitors.
You could be eligible to make a public toilet personal injury claim if you can prove that the guilty party’s negligence led to your accident. You need to provide proof showing that the hazard responsible for your accident had existed and the cleaning staff had failed to remove it in time. Furthermore, you should show there were no warning signs alerting visitors of the present danger. You need to remember that there will be no legal recourse for you if your own carelessness caused your accident and subsequent injuries.
Proving liability in a public toilet can be a difficult thing and that is why you need the services of an experienced personal injury solicitor. Aside from gathering evidence to support your claim, your solicitor will also interpret any legal jargon for you and deal with all the necessary paperwork relating to the case. They will also advise you on your claim’s validity and the amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that it might be difficult and even embarrassing to talk about your accident; however, we would like to assure you that we are very understanding and all details pertaining to your case will be treated with the greatest confidentiality.
If you want more reliable public toilets accident advice you can reach us on 0800 180 4123 or by filling in the simple claim form found on our website. We look forward to helping you win your compensation case.