Suffering an injury after slipping on water is a very common source of a claim: whether in a public place, at work, or elsewhere. It’s easy to see why slipping on water is such a common occurrence, and why it so often leads to injuries. It can be very difficult to see, and hard floors which require regular washing are most often found in public places – exactly where we are most likely to be in a rush. If you have had an accident and slipped on water and injured, then Accident Advice Helpline could help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Have you slipped on water and injured yourself?
To better understand how such an injury after slipping on water might provide the grounds of a claim to financial compensation, picture the following scenario. It’s a Saturday, and the local shopping centre is heaving with people going about their weekend. As so often happens, a small child spills their drink on the tiled floor just outside a shop entrance.
The first problem is that nobody working for the shop notices the mess, and the water stays on the floor for far longer than it originally should have done. Secondly, when one of the shop staff does realise that there has been a spillage, they delay cleaning it up, which makes the problem even worse.
Shopper Injury After Slipping on Water
Later, when the spill is eventually being cleaned, nobody responsible for the cleaning thinks to put down a ‘wet floor’ sign, meaning that the shoppers are unaware that the floor is wet and may present a hazard. The actual cleaning itself is also a problem: too much detergent is used in the water, making the floor even more slippery and slow to dry than it was before the original spill. Nobody working for the shop has received any training about how to deal with a situation like this, so they do not know any better.
Every point in this scenario could have caused an accident, potentially leading to serious injury. Every point would also give rise to a claim, and shows just how the situation could have been avoided and how such an accident is often not the fault of the injured person.
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If you have slipped on water and injured yourself, then call Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 (or, if you are using your mobile phone to call us, on 0333 500 0993, or visit our website to take our 30-second test. We are dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you need to help you during your physical recovery from your injuries, with no up front fees.
Our expertise and excellent level of service have led to us being endorsed by the people’s champion herself, esteemed consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen. Rather than blaming yourself, talk to our friendly and professional staff about your accident today, and see if you have a good legal claim to compensation.
Date Published: 18th August 2013
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims