This guide looks at instances where you can make a personal injury claim if injured in a slip and fall accident because no wet floor signs were displayed around a spillage.
In this guide, we are going to examine different pieces of legislation that provide protection for when you are out in public and while at work to prevent you from being injured.
Also, in this guide, we shall talk about the eligibility to claim for a personal injury, how compensation is calculated for successful claims and how our No Win No accidents solicitors could be beneficial to you.
In order to succeed in a public injury or accident at work claim, you must provide evidence to support your case showing how negligence took place.
A slip and fall injury due to the fact that no wet floor signs were displayed around a slip hazard could happen in various locations. Such locations may include leisure centres, shops, bars and while at work.
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- What Could You Claim For A Slip If No Wet Floor Signs Were Displayed?
- Criteria To Claim For Wet Floor Slips And Falls
- How To Prove Slips On Wet Floors
- How Could Accidents Happen?
- Why Choose Accident Claims UK For Your No Win No Fee Claim?
- Learn More About Claiming For A Slip If No Wet Floor Signs Were Displayed
What Could You Claim For A Slip If No Wet Floor Signs Were Displayed?
As we go through the guide, we will set out the criteria that must be satisfied in order to make a personal injury claim following a slip accident. In various aspects of life, you are owed a duty of care. This duty is in place to prevent you from coming to avoidable harm. If this duty is breached and you are injured, you may have the right to issue a claim for compensation.
We are going to look at the type of damages you could be awarded if your injury due to a slip on a wet floor where no warning signs were displayed is successful.
Following a successful wet floor accident injury claim, you can receive damages from potentially two heads of claim. General damages is the primary head of claim that covers the direct physical/psychological impact your injuries have had on your life.
Below, we will provide a compensation table. The figures are all taken from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), which is a tool that can be used to help value claims. The JCG is a list of injuries with varying severities that are accompanied by compensation guideline brackets.
|(A) Severe Neck injuries (i)
|In the region of £148,330
|Neck injury associated with incomplete paraplegia.
|(D) Severe Injuries to Hip/Pelvis
|£78,400 to £130,930
|Severe fractures to the pelvis resulting in serious symptoms.
|(B) Severe Back Injuries (ii)
|£74,160 to £88,430
|Nerve root damage associated with loss of sensation.
|(K) Severe Knee Injuries (ii)
|£52,120 to £69,730
|Leg fracture extending to the knee joint limiting movement.
|(I) Serious Hand Injuries
|£29,000 to £61,910
|Where several fingers have been amputated but rejoined leaving it clawed and clumsy.
|(J) Severe Leg Injuries (iii)
|£39,200 to £54,830
|Serious compound or comminuted fractures.
|(H) Wrist Injuries (b)
|£24,500 to £39,170
|Injuries resulting in significant permanent disability.
|(G) Less Severe Elbow Injuries
|£15,650 to £32,010
|Impaired function that doesn’t require major surgery.
|(J) Less Serious Leg Injuries (iii)
|Up to £11,840
|Simple fractures to tibia and fibula.
|(I) Minor Hand, Finger, and Thumb Injuries
|Up to £4,750
|Injuries that will have recovered in six months.
Please note each claim is unique; therefore, if you want a personalised estimation of your claim, you can contact us today and speak with one of our advisors.
Additional Types Of Compensation
Consequently, the other head of claim is known as special damages; this covers the financial losses inflicted due to your injury. Examples could include:
- Loss of income.
- Future loss of income.
- Travel cost.
- Medical care.
You will need to support your claim for special damages compensation with evidence such as receipts or payslips.
Criteria To Claim For Wet floor Slips And Falls
In order to be eligible to claim compensation for an injury due to the fact no wet floors signs were displayed, you must satisfy the eligibility criteria:
- Firstly, you were owed a duty of care.
- Secondly, this duty of care was breached
- Thirdly, this breach led to an incident that caused you an injury.
The occupiers’ duty of care is defined under The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957; this is described as a “common duty of care” which extends to visitors by agreement or otherwise. In summary, the “common duty of care” dictates an occupier take such care that will see the visitor be reasonably safe while using the premises for its purposes.
The Health and Safety At Work etc Act 1974 places a duty of care on all employers to take reasonable and practicable steps to ensure the safety and welfare of their employees.
To emphasize the commonality of slips, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the body for regulating health and safety in workplaces and work duties, injury statistics regarding slips on wet floors state that slips and trips comprise 35% of ‘major injuries’ in food and drink industries.
How To Prove Slips On Wet Floors
If you are considering claiming after a slip in a public place or at work where no wet floor signs were displayed, here are the steps you can take to collate your evidence:
- Get medical care. You should always seek the appropriate medical attention as soon as possible. Your medical records can be used to emphasize the extent of the injury.
- Request CCTV footage of yourself.
- Update a diary of your treatment and symptoms. This can illustrate the physical and mental effects of the injury on your life.
- Photograph the accident site and the injury.
- Take down the contact details of potential eyewitnesses who could testify to what happened. You can learn more here about what happens if you’re claiming without witnesses.
Regardless of your acquired evidence, a solicitor can help you collate it and offer extra guidance on what else to look for. If this interests you, contact us for free today.
How Could Accidents Happen?
During this section, we will address how different possible causes of slips and falls due to a lack of wet floor signs could cause injury.
Here is a list of examples of how a slip, trip and fall injury could occur:
- The occupier of a premise has a known hazard, such as a slippery/wet floor and fails to address it by warning people of the risk.
- Water that you slip on at work because a leaky tap was not fixed causes a back injury.
- Slipped in a supermarket because no warning signs were placed around a spillage.
Why Choose Accident Claims UK For Your No Win No Fee Claim?
Ultimately, you want what’s best for you. This section will focus on the benefits of No Win No Fee solicitors.
A No Win No Fee solicitor works under No Win No Fee agreements; one of these agreements they might use would be a Conditional Fee Agreement.
Initially, you will not be charged any upfront solicitor fees to initiate your claim.
Only in the case of a successful claim will you be charged. The success fee will be a minor percentage of your compensation and is legally capped by The Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013.
In addition, the percentage will usually be agreed upon before the start of the claim.
Here’s an additional guide providing how slip, trip or fall solicitors could help you.
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Learn More About Claiming For A Slip If No Wet Floor Signs Were Displayed
This penultimate section offers a range of external and internal sources relevant to your claim for a slip if no wet floor signs were displayed.
- A guide about claiming for a slip against the council.
- More information regarding whether you can claim if you have slipped on water in a bathroom.
- Learn whether you can claim after you slipped on a wet floor in Sainsbury’s.