Do you know anyone who has ever slipped on mopped floor? If you do, you may realise they were in some pain for a while afterwards, even if they only received bruises. On the other hand, you could be the injured party, even if your injury occurred some time ago now.
Mopping floors is a regular task for cleaners all over the country. Public places need to be kept clean and tidy, and part of that job involves sweeping and mopping floors. If something was spilt on a floor and left there, someone could slip over on it. So it might seem ironic that you could actually slip over on a floor that has already been cleaned.
Some floor surfaces become very slippery when they are wet. The process of mopping up a spillage, or simply cleaning a floor that needs it, could be dangerous in itself if it is not done in the proper manner.
For example, it is part of the health and safety process that a yellow warning sign should be placed prominently in the wet area. Anyone who is walking along will see that sign and know they should take extra care, ideally avoiding that area completely if they can. If that sign was not put in place, they would have no idea the floor was wet, and they could easily slip as they crossed that area.
The injuries someone might suffer if they slipped on mopped floor would depend on how they fell, and whether or not they fell in an awkward manner. Knee injuries can easily occur if a knee is twisted on the way down, and wrist injuries might occur if someone tries to break their fall but doesn’t have time to do so, landing on their wrist in the process.
Whatever happened to you to cause injuries from slipping on a wet and mopped floor, it makes sense to check whether you can make a no win, no fee* claim with the help of Accident Advice Helpline. The speedy online test is waiting for you, or you can call the team now on 0800 689 0500. The choice is yours. Either way, you are close to getting access to the answers you would need and want relating to your accident. Make sure you contact us today so you can see where you stand.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims