What our Customers say…”FloorSlip is one of the best sources for information and services on Floor Safety and Floor Testing …and the Expert Witness reports for Slip Injury Lawyers are clear and unequivocal to assist in winning cases”

WHERE WE FLOOR TEST

Cheap Floor Tests for Businesses and Lawyers available in In all Major UK Cities and nearby Towns including  Floor Testing  in Scotland – Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling, Inverness and fife / Floor Safety Risk Assessments in North East England – Middlesborough, South Shields, Newcastle, Stockton on Tees, Darlington / Floor Pendulum Testing in North West England – Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool, Runcorn, Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn Bury, Bolton, Warrington, Widnes, St.Helens (Cheshire) Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port, Chester, Crewe, Oldham, Stockport, Trafford Park. Rochdale, Congleton, Sandbach Macclesfield, / Floor Pendulum Tests in Wales in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Colwyn, Rhyl, Bangor / Pendulum Floor Slip Tests in Northern Central England – Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford (Yorkshire), Rotherham, Wakefield, / Slip Resistance Testing in East England in Hull, Humberside and Lincoln / BS7976-2 Pendulum Tests in the Midlands in– Nottingham, Derby, Rugby, Stoke, Stafford, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, / Pendulum Flooring Tests in Central England – Northampton, Rugby, Derby, Oxford, Cambridge, Peterborough / HSE and BS7976 Approved Floor Testing in London and Home Counties – Watford, Milton Keynes, St.Albans, Cambridge, Newbury, Reading, Andover, Heathrow / Slip Injury Floor Tests in South England – Portsmouth, Brighton, Eastbourne, Southampton, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Isle of Man /  Floor Testing in Slip Accident Claims in South West England – Swindon, Bristol, Bath, Plymouth, Exeter, Falmouth, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Taunton, Warwick / Cheap Floor Testing in South East England – Dover, Margate, Rochester, Folkestone, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells,



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UK Specialists in H&S Approved Floor Pendulum Testing for Businesses and Expert Witness Services for Slip Injury Lawyers

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Expert Witness Services in Floor Slip Injury Claims


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In the event of a slip injury claim the courts expect an independent unbiased truthful assessment about the flooring and associated factors that could have lead to a slip accident occurring. This assessment is conducted by an ‘Expert Witness’; a person experienced safety in respect to floors, flooring accidents and the reasons why they occurred.


In conjunction with specialist Floor Pendulum Testing FloorSlip specialise in providing  at affordable prices ‘Expert Witnesses Reports’ in Floor Slip Injury Claims. These are either CPR* compliant for England or COPFS* compliant for Scotland.

*Civil Procedure Rules / Crown Office and Proculator Fiscal Service

Typically used by Slip Injury Lawyers and Accident Claims Specialists, our CPR/COPFS compliant reports  give an unbiased professional opinion which can be used by either plaintiff (claimant) or defendant providing independent assessments of a floor slip, trip or fall accident .




How much does an Slip Injury Expert Witness cost?

Using FloorSlip, not nearly as much as you might think… You may order these yourself or work through a specialist slip injury accident solicitor.


As a guideline for you, the typical expert witness prices we charge are only:-


Floor Pendulum Test (Testing to BS7976-2 / 13036-4) plus slip locus assessment and CPR35 / COPFS Compliant Report - from £875 (See Note 1)

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Disbursements - Travel etc.

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IF required - Court appearances (Per Full Day) are from £747 inclusive (See Note 2)



NOTE 1 - This is a saving on prices for individuals, lawyers / solicitors of nearly £100 on the separate Test (£497) and Report (£475) Our price for slip locus assessment and subsequent CPR 35 / COPFS compliant reports are levied at affordable sensible prices and we are able to maintain these prices because FloorSlip conduct this type of specialised assessment on a regular basis and know how to test, assess and write reports in a streamlined but comprehensive manner including many images for ease of understanding by third parties. The floor testing is always conducted to British Standards and UKSRG Standards for the slip injury lawyer or Claims Adjuster and followed by a thorough assessment of the slip locus for factors that might have caused a slip on a floor.


NOTE 2 - in our experience, our reports are so clear that a court appearance is mostly not required, the facts and details in the report are transparent, detailed and in easy to read and comprehend English and the report is accompanied with high definition images ….making it easy for the judge and layman to understand and to alleviate the need to spend additional money getting expert witnesses to attend court.


How FloorSlip conduct slip injury assessments

We fully ascertain the circumstances of the slip injury accident and so forth and culminate it in a unbiased fully CPR 35 / COPFS Compliant Report, i.e. Expert Testimony complying with Expert Witness Procedures and  Rules. The FloorSlip assessments will include but not be limited to the following: -


- Conduct Floor Pendulum Testing using HSE approved floor testing equipment

- Conduct the tests in accordance with British Standards (BS7976-2 or BS13036-4)

- Fully assess floors, cleaning regimes, risk assessments conducted & accident books

- Question staff on floor safety management and floor spills recovery programs

- Examine factors such as local floor contamination and atmospheric conditions

- Consider contributing factors - lighting, contaminants, slopes


Where required, the witness will also present the findings in court and will act as a witness on behalf of either the aggrieved party or the defendants.

 

What is an Expert Witness?

Paraphrasing of the definition of an Expert Witness taken from the Barrons Law Dictionary tells us: -


“……An Expert Witness is a person testifying on a subject with a special subject knowledge not normally possessed by the average person. To qualify, he or she need not have formal training, but the court must be satisfied that the testimony presented is of a kind which in fact requires specialist knowledge, skill, training or experience derived from study, education, experience or observation and the expert witness must be accepted and qualified by the court to testify as such; the testimony given constituting expert evidence or expert testimony”……


We, FloorSlip, are governed by the UK courts rules on Expert Witnesses  


The Expert Testimony


Expert testimony is where matters that are not common or scientific knowledge and not within the range of ordinary training or intelligence can be used by Judge or Jury to draw conclusions. The courts expect the testimony to be based upon facts or accurate and truthful data and for the testimony to be the product of reliable principles and methods which should have been applied correctly (For example - using and correctly applying British Standards for floor testing).


The courts also expect the techniques used to be tried and tested and been subject to review and there are publication standards controlling its operation; also and if there is a high rate of error - FloorSlip only use the Pendulum Test, which has been around for many decades, is repeatable and predictable in its results, calibrated to BS standards annually and is used around the world in the field of floor slip injury claims  


Alternatively, the expert may set forth the facts and state a conclusion in the form of an opinion which may be accepted or rejected by the jury. But experts are not allowed to give their opinion as to who was responsible for an accident or testify as to the standard of care required to be exercised by the parties. This is an issue that the jury or judge will determine.


UK Government Justice Department’s Civil Procedure Rules (CPR 35)

These have been provided for you in detail at the link here (Civil Procedure Rules / Expert Witness Rules) and can also be found at the links below


(Correct at web update - July 18)


Civil Procedure Rules (CPR 35)

http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part35


Civil Procedure Rules – Practise Direction

http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/pd_part35


Civil Procedure Rules – Practise Direction – Protocol for the Instruction of Expert Witnesses to give evidence in civil claims

http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/contents/form_section_images/practice_directions/pd35_pdf_eps/pd35_prot.pdf

(Scottish) COPFS (Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Services)

http://www.copfs.gov.uk/about-us/about-us

http://www.copfs.gov.uk/images/Documents/Prosecution_Policy_Guidance/Guidelines_and_Policy/Guidance%20booklet%20for%20expert%20witnesses%20%20June%2015.pdf


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CPR35 and COPFS Expert Witness Report in Floor Slip Injury Claims