Slipping accidents are a very common cause of injuries, with what can at first appear to be an innocuous slip on a wet floor often leading to serious personal injuries.
Slipping accidents in particular often happen on smooth, highly polished floor surfaces such as those commonly found in shops and supermarkets, such floors are even more slippery when they are wet. We are often contacted by people who have suffered a personal injury as a result of a fall on a slippery floor surface in a shop or supermarket, asking whether they can pursue a claim for personal injury compensation against the shop in which they had their slipping accident. If you have been injured after slipping on a floor within a shop, supermarket, restaurant or any other public venue, there are ways of finding out if you have a valid slipping accident claim.
Common causes of slips on smooth hard floor surfaces are that a floor is wet, has been subjected to a spillage of something (for example a broken item in a supermarket) or leak or that the floor has been subjected to intense polishing rendering it dangerous. In such cases, if the shop, supermarket or other public venue has failed to erect a hazard warning sign, you are likely to have a strong claim for personal injury compensation as a result of your slipping accident. However, even if a hazard sign was erected, you could still be able to claim slipping accident compensation. This is because in some cases, even if the liable party has erected a hazard sign, you may be able to obtain compensation although it will need to be demonstrated that the displayed sign was inadequately displayed in that it was hidden or obscured from view, or located in the wrong place.
As with most injury compensation claims, it’s important to make sure that the details of your accident and a description of your injuries has been properly recorded and entered within an accident book as this makes your prospects of succeeding with a claim stronger than if the details have not been recorded in an accident book.
Shops, supermarkets and other public venues (restaurants, libraries or airports etc) hold public liability insurance and it is against such insurance that any claim for injury compensation for slipping accidents will be made. If you have slipped on a shop floor and believe that it was not your fault, you may well be entitled to make a no win no fee claim for slipping injury compensation against the insurers of the site where you were injured.
All injury compensation claims managed by Direct2Compensation are run on a fully compliant no win no fee basis so it will never cost you any money should your claim for injury compensation fail to succeed. So if you have been injured as a result of slipping on a wet floor in a shop, supermarket or other public area floor, put us and our claims process to the test and start your claim today.