If you’ve ever fallen over in the bath, you’ll know the outcome can be extremely painful. Any fall can be painful, of course, but when you’re in a wet environment that is likely to have tiles in the immediate vicinity, either on the walls or the floor or perhaps both, the result can include several injuries. Fall in bathtub injuries can indeed be serious, in some cases.
It’s always advisable to take proper care whenever you have a bath, no matter where you are. However, in some situations you might be put at risk through no fault of your own, and you may not even realise until it is too late.
How might you suffer a fall in bathtub?
Imagine you’re staying in a hotel or similar establishment, and you slip while getting out of the bath because the floor was already wet. The owners have a duty of care to make sure every room is fit for purpose and safe to use. A wet floor that hadn’t been cleaned and dried properly may constitute negligence.
Similarly, if you asked for a bath mat and you were not provided with one, later slipping over in the bath and hurting yourself as a result, you might have a chance to claim there as well. And with a slip and a fall in such an awkward space, those injuries might be painful, multiple and perhaps even involve fractures or a bump to the head.
Was someone else at fault?
If this question has already occurred to you, you’ll probably be wanting to find an answer. We can help with that. Our team takes calls from all kinds of people who have been in all manner of accidents, some of which involved bathtub slips and falls. If you’re among them, please know we are here to help and assist you wherever we can. Why not give us a ring today if you can?
If you’ve sustained fall in bathtub injuries at some point during the past three years, perhaps in a hotel or a B&B, or another place someone else was responsible for maintaining, there could be a chance of receiving compensation for those injuries. To see if this is the case, call 0800 689 0500. Accident Advice Helpline handles claims just like these, and we accept calls from mobiles too on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: November 7, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead