How easy is it to slip over? Most of us will have done this at one time or another, but it is not always the case that we would have slipped due to negligence. For this to be true, we must have been in a position where someone else has not done their duty in relation to the accident. For example, someone responsible for cleaning the floor may not have put the relevant warning signs out to show the floor is wet.
There are other situations where negligence might present itself, too, although fortunately such cases are usually rare. A floor surface may have been polished and may prove very slippery. If nothing is done to rectify this, anyone who slips over on it could have a case to argue that negligence was to blame.
Can you prove who was to blame?
Some slips are down to the person who suffers the injury. If you were running along and you saw a yellow warning sign indicating the floor was wet and carried on running anyway, you’d be at fault for any accident you had. However, if there was no sign, or if it had been taken away before the floor was dry, that could constitute negligence.
Some cases are very clear in this instance. However, there are times when it is not as easy to determine whether an accident could reasonably have been prevented. If an employer or property owner has taken reasonable steps to try and prevent an accident from happening, they may be found to have followed all reasonable health and safety laws and pointers.
How can you find out what applies in your case?
Needless to say, you could be recovering from injuries caused when you slipped. Yet you may not know whether you slipped due to negligence, or whether you were simply unlucky. Finding out the answers could seem very difficult, and yet it doesn’t have to be.
All you really need to do is to take our fast online test. In less than one minute from now, the Accident Advice Helpline website can reveal whether you have a shot at claiming compensation or not. For an equally fast service via phone, call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get talking with one of our helpful and dedicated advisors. You are closer to getting some answers than you might think.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead