One of the most common reasons why people slip is because a floor surface is wet. This could be because of wet weather, because the floor has not been dried properly after cleaning, or because something has been spilled on it. Indeed, if you’ve slipped on floor spill it could be because something hasn’t been cleaned up immediately. Even if someone is about to clean it, they should put a warning sign up over the spill to alert others that it is there.
Slipping over wouldn’t necessarily seem to be a bad accident. Indeed, in most cases people may simply be a bit embarrassed and bruised, but they’re generally okay. Yet a few people might slip over and fall quite heavily or awkwardly, and this can result in injuries of varying kinds.
Examples of possible injuries that may potentially occur
When you’ve slipped on floor spill, you have a chance to fall without any opportunity to break your fall in any way. If your feet go out from underneath you, you cannot really put your hands down to break the fall. Instead, you are more likely to go down on your back, hip or bottom – any one of which might result in injuries occurring.
Your coccyx is in a prime position to be injured in cases such as these, for example. Some people have been unlucky and bruised or even broken their coccyx, and because of where the bone is (it is the remains of a tailbone, essentially) very little can usually be done to fix it. This can cause severe pain for many weeks before it heals. Many people suffer discomfort for long after that as well.
Whatever injuries you have you may have a chance to claim compensation
There’s no need to suffer in silence if you have slipped on floor spill of any kind. If this happened in a public place, you have an opportunity to find out if a compensation payment might be payable.
Accident Advice Helpline offers a huge amount of experience in personal injury claims. That makes us the biggest specialist of our kind in the country today. Call now on 0800 689 0500 and see if one of our lawyers could represent you in a case that could result in compensation. It would be a shame not to try, because you could end up with a claim amount that makes up for the accident you suffered.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims