Preventing slip and fall accidents
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common that people claim compensation for. If someone has a slip and fall accident on your property, whether it is your personal property or a business property, you risk the chance that they may claim compensation against you and win. It is far better to make sure that there are no chances for slip and fall accidents that can be put down to your negligence than deal with a compensation claim down the line.
- Avoid clutter. Any cluttered areas place people at risk of a slip and fall accident. Try to keep pathways clear through your home or place of business, so people can navigate these areas easily and without difficulty.
- Clear up spills. If something wet has been spilled then place a wet floor sign and mop up the excess as soon as you can. If people know that the area is wet and still slip and fall then you cannot be blamed for this.
- Place signs for safety. If there are any particular areas of danger around then it is best to have signs which clearly state what the danger is and how to avoid it, so that people do not have an accident and then blame you. This includes wet floor signs, and signs which state where the floor may be uneven.
- Try welcome and floor mats. When people are coming in off the street with wet feel , directly onto solid concrete or linoleum, the floor can quickly be made wet and slippery. A simple welcome mat, or rubber matting by the door will help to create a barrier between the wet floor outside and the floor indoors.
Finding good solicitors in Dulas if you have a slip and fall
If you have had a slip and fall accident that you believe was down to the negligence of someone else, then you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. You will need to provide proof of your injuries, and that the accident was caused by the other person, but if you have this information you should find solicitors in Dulas and make a start on your claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team about your slip and fall accident, and they will help you to decide whether or not you want to proceed with your case, based on how likely it is to be successful. You are under no obligation to proceed but if you do, you will be passed over to our in house professional solicitors in Dulas, who work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your solicitors in Dulas will also work on your behalf so that you shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: David Brown