It’s surprising how little we think about our personal safety when we’re out in public – we bet it’s the last thing on your mind when you’re using public toilets. We’re too busy using the facilities, washing our hands or even touching up our make-up to spend any time worried about our safety, which means we could be at risk of being injured by hazards lurking in public loos. If you’ve slipped on a public toilet floor, you might find yourself wondering, “Who is to blame for my accident?” It could be that you’re not at fault and that somebody else is liable, which means you might be entitled to make a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
How do public toilet accidents happen?
Slip and trip accidents are more common than you might think, and chances are if you’ve slipped on a public toilet floor, it’s due to one of these reasons:
- The floor has been recently mopped/cleaned and no wet floor warning signs are displayed
- Something has been spilt and not cleaned up (such as cleaning fluid, food or drink etc.)
- The wrong cleaner has been used on the floor – e.g. a laminate floor has been highly polished and become slippery
If you’ve suffered injuries after slipping on the floor in a public toilet, the company responsible for managing the toilets could be to blame. It might be that a member of their cleaning staff has been negligent, and you could claim compensation for your injuries. Maybe you’ve suffered a serious back injury such as a slipped disc, or you’ve dislocated your shoulder. Elderly people are more at risk of fractures if they slip and fall, and it’s not uncommon for them to fracture a hip. Or maybe you’ve broken your ankle and needed to take months off work to recover.
You’re entitled to make a claim
Don’t forget that you’re perfectly entitled to make a claim if you’ve been injured and somebody else is at fault. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you’re able to claim compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. Or head straight for our website where you can take our 30-second test, and see how much compensation you could be entitled to. Our team of professional personal injury lawyers works on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so there’s no need to lose sleep over legal fees.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton