The team at Accident Advice Helpline are experts when it comes to securing compensation for our clients who have been involved in an accident and suffered injuries as a result. This doesn’t matter whether you have suffered a slip in a public place in Poole or a work based accident – if you were not to blame then you could be due compensation.
Seeking compensation for a slip in a public place in Poole
It is possible to secure compensation for a slip in a public place because the owner or manager of the environment is in charge of ensuring it is safe for all who use it. This means that they must do all that they can to protect you, as well as their staff.
Slips often occur because floors are wet and have not been properly maintained. It could be that there was a spillage in the area and a member of staff has not had a chance to clean it up. While you do have to allow a reasonable amount of time for spillages to be dealt with, after all, they cannot be rectified straight away all the time, if the incident occurred an hour ago it is reasonable to expect it to have been resolved.
Equally, it could be that a spillage has been cleaned up but the floor remains wet as a result. While there may be nothing that can be done to make the floor less slippery straight away, it is logical that the risk associated with the floor being in this state will be highlighted. It is easy to cordon the area off, or put out a sign warning of the potential danger. If someone has failed to do this and you slip over as a result then there is every chance that you can make a claim for compensation against the building in question.
Finally it is worth being aware that public areas are not just those that are indoors. You can also slip over on wet patches or even ice patches on paths and car parks. If it is the responsibility of the building management to maintain these areas, perhaps gritting them or providing hand rails to support walkers, and they fail to do this, compensation can be sought.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today
Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more? We can offer free, no obligation advice to you over the phone before you make your claim.