Can I Claim Compensation For Slipping on a Wet Floor?
If you’ve slipped on a wet floor at a supermarket, work place or other venue within the last three years and couldn’t have reasonably avoiding doing so, you could be entitled to compensation.
Whilst a puddle on the floor might not seem to be dangerous to some, slipping on a wet floor whilst doing your weekly shop or whilst doing your job could actually cause painful injury from sprained to fractured bones, bruising and even dislocation. Any spillage in the workplace should be cleaned up by a member of staff and signs put out to warn others of the hazard. In supermarkets, a wet floor can not only cause problems for the public but also for other members of staff. With other obstructions in the way including shelving and the items stacked on them, a slip on a wet floor in a supermarket could cause an even worse collision with supermarket furniture. Whilst spillages do often happen, from spilled milk, broken bottles of beer dropped on the floor and fluids leaking, it’s the supermarket’s responsibility to ensure the spillage is promptly cleaned up and that wet floor warning signs are placed around the spillage. Failing to do so could cause someone to slip on the wet floor and cause injury.
Supermarkets, whilst often deal with spillages, aren’t the only place you might encounter a potential slipping hazard. A wet floor could easily be found in a warehouse if fluids are spilt on the floor, and a sports centre, shop or venue would need to ensure that their floors are dry after rainfall as water can easily seep into the building via automatic doors, or be trodden in by sodden visitors.
How Much Compensation Could I Get From Slipping on a Wet Floor?
The amount of compensation for slipping on a wet floor depends upon the injuries sustained by the claimant. You could also claim for loss of earnings due to injury and any expenses incurred from the injury including treatment.
Contact Tylers Solicitors Today
If you’ve slipped on a wet floor and it wasn’t your fault, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today via our contact form or on freephone 0800 699 0079. We can discuss whether you have a case to claim compensation for your injuries. No-win, no-fee.