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If you have had a slip injury and even if it was considered your fault you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. For example, if you are a lady wearing stilettos or your shoe tread is worn then a business will try to tell you a slip injury was your own fault -
Slippery floor signs are no excuse for a floor that can not pass a floor safety pendulum test! .. It is the duty of businesses and public bodies to ensure that floors are safe from slips IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES when wet, dry or contaminated, regardless of shoe type or wear. At FloorSlip, our experience has shown us a larger majority of businesses only test floors and conduct safe floor management AFTER a slip injury has occurred and we are regularly asked who to use for slip injury claims and which personal injury lawyer is best to consult. Consequently, we have built up the knowledge of those compensation claim solicitors who are more likely to succeed because they specialise in slip injury claims.
Have you sustained a slip injury from a floor slip in a public place? This might be a supermarket, a restaurant, fast food café, nightclub, pub, company owned building, museum, library and so on. If you slip it is likely you can make a claim where costs for slip injury will be recovered from the personal liability insurance of the business.
Slip injuries generally occur on wet slippery floor surfaces as a result of poor floor safety management, ineffective cleaning or where businesses and public bodies have considered the ‘look’ first and the safety second (or not at all in some cases!)
If you slip on a public footpath, you may be able to make a personal injury claim against your local authority if it is proven they have failed to ensure a public place is properly maintained – Contact FloorSlip Now for advice on Slip Injury Claims
Employers have a duty of care to ensure employees are safe from the risk of a floor slip injury at work. If you slip at work because the flooring is unsuitable for the purpose it is being used for; because a spillage or contaminant on the floor has not been considered and allowed for in the risk assessment; or because of a co-
Do you know you can be held liable for specifying floors which can cause slip injuries?
Do you think you could also be held accountable for marketing a product designated ‘non-
“….‘Non Slip’ is a term which could be applied from a skateboard to a saucepan but means nothing unless it has been proven by HSE approved Pendulum Testing that the flooring has the ability to prevent slip injuries”
FloorSlip can test floor test samples very economically and quickly and remove the nagging doubt that you might have as owner, architect, specifier or manufacturer that the floor will have the ability to prevent slip injuries.
In slip injury cases there is often a limited time period in which you can claim following an accident so seek advice early on. A claim investigation is more effective when proceedings begin as soon after the accident as possible (It also gives businesses less opportunity to ‘cover their tracks’ to make your compensation claim more difficult) – Call FloorSlip Today and we will get the advice you seek quickly.
The injury compensation solicitors we use typically offer a free initial consultation to assess whether you could make a successful claim and if they believe you have a case they will assign a specialist legal team to your case to investigate and keep you informed throughout the injury claims process.
Slips on floors are the most common form of accident and a slip injury is the highest form of injury seen resulting in multiple injury compensation claims. However, many businesses and public bodies are more concerned about the ‘look’ of the floor as opposed to its ability to prevent slip injury accidents occurring. Architects and floor specifiers are put under pressure to provide ‘off the shelf’ products because they are possibly cheaper and quicker to produce and procure – but the money and time saved often results in thousands and sometime millions of pounds in compensation claims.
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Slips are caused by the inability of a floor surface to prevent floor slips occurring; most prevalent when the floor is wet or contaminated. If a floor is ‘shiny’ then the chances are it will also be highly slippery when wet.
Compare a floor to a ‘smooth’ car tyre with little or no tread remaining; a tyre is illegal and dangerous in this state; it does not have the ability to prevent skidding in the wet. This is the same for floor surfaces, the smoother the surface the more dangerous it is and the more illegal it is; particularly when wet. A specialist personal injury solicitor will argue strongly for a compensation claim that it was illegal to specify floors which could not prevent slip injury in the first place when specifying a floor for a purpose; and furthermore illegal to carry on using a floor if it is either known it is not fit for purpose or has not been pendulum tested to prove its ability to prevent slip injury.
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) recommend a minimum Slip Resistance Value of ‘36’ (as measured on the Pendulum Test) is the minimum value to prevent slip injuries and prevent compensation claims. A value of 36 must be achieved when wet or contaminated with substances relevant to the environment – for example a coffee spill in a restaurant. A successful claim for compensation is unlikely to occur if the value is ‘36’; provided the floor has been cleaned and maintained correctly at all times and particularly when a slip injury might have occurred.
A value of 36 gives the probability of slip as just 1 in a million -