In this case, our client was walking into a restaurant with a highly polished floor. Due to the rain outside, and customers bringing water in, the floor was wet, causing our client to slip and sustain several serious injuries.
We successfully recovered £14,500 for our client.
Wet or slippery surfaces can be incredibly dangerous. In this case, our client sustained injuries to the head (which caused painful headaches for a long time after the incident), the neck, the wrist and hand, the buttocks and the ankle. Injuries such as these, while not causing any serious long-term damage, can take many weeks or months to heal. They can cause prolonged pain and affect mobility, making it difficult to complete simple tasks, or to work.
Businesses are responsible for making sure these types of injuries do not happen. Establishments such as hotels and restaurants often have marble, tiled or wooden floors that are prone to becoming slippery, especially when customers are bringing water in on the soles of their shoes or food and drink is spilled. It is up to the business to ensure their premises are cleaned regularly in these circumstances, and that any hazardous surfaces are cleanly signposted to avoid accidents.
If you slip or fall on a restaurant or hotel’s premises due to a slippery and un-signposted surface, then you are entitled to make an occupiers liability claim. However, this type of claim is not limited to accidents which occur in restaurants – whether your slip and fall occurred on the property of a business, a public place such as in a bus or train station, or on an individual property, you could be entitled to compensation.
The first step in making a personal injury claim is to contact a personal injury solicitor. Whether your injury is extensive – as in this case – or smaller and less severe, if you have been hurt and it wasn’t your fault, you don’t need to stand for it. If you think that you may have grounds to make an occupier’s liability claim following an accident that could have been avoided, get in touch with Wrigley Claydon today.
Call us on 0161 785 3534 or use our contact form and we will review your case.
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