Pendulum Testing for Businesses & Lawyers from £447

Expert Witness Services & CPR Reports in Slip Injury Claims from £327

Cheap & Quick Off Site Floor Sample Testing from £150

WHERE WE FLOOR TEST

Cheap Floor Tests for Businesses and Lawyers available in In all Major UK Cities and nearby Towns including  Floor Slip Testing  in Scotland – Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness / Floor Safety Risk Assessments in North East England – Middlesborough, South Shields, Newcastle, Stockton on Tees, Darlington / Floor Resistance 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 Friction Testing in Wales in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Colwyn, Rhyl, Bangor / Pendulum Tests in Northern Central England – Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford (Yorkshire), Rotherham, Wakefield, / Slip Resistance Tests in East England in Hull, Humberside and Lincoln / BS7976-2 Pendulum Tests in the Midlands in– Nottingham, Derby, Rugby, Stoke, Stafford, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, / Slip Resistance Flooring Tests in Central England – Northampton, Rugby, Derby, Oxford, Cambridge, Peterborough / HSE Approved Floor Testing in London and Home Counties – Watford, Milton Keynes, St.Albans, Cambridge, Newbury, Reading, Andover, Heathrow / Pendulum Floor Tests in South England – Portsmouth, Brighton, Eastbourne, Southampton, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Isle of Man /  Floor Friction Tests in South West England – Swindon, Bristol, Bath, Plymouth, Exeter, Falmouth, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Taunton, Warwick / Cheap Floor Tests in South East England – Dover, Margate, Rochester, Folkestone, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells,

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CPR Compliant Expert Witness Services for Floor Slip testing in Slip Injury Claims workman slipping on flooring


In the event of a slip injury claim the courts expect an independent unbiased truthful assessment of the flooring and associated factors that could have or did lead to the slip accident occurring. This assessment will be conducted by an ‘Expert Witness’; a person experienced in the fields of Health & Safety in respect to floors, flooring accidents and the reasons why they occurred, how they happened and how they could have been prevented or avoided.  


FloorSlip can provide ‘expert witnesses’ who will give an unbiased professional opinion followed up by a CPR compliant report, which can be used by either plaintiff (claimant) or defendant providing independent assessments of the floor slip, trip or fall accident or injury



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 Compliant Report, i.e. Expert Testimony complying with Civil Procedure Rules (Updated by dot gov April 13). 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 and BS13036-4)

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

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

- Examine environmental factors such as local floor contamination and atmospheric conditions

- Consider contributing factors such as lighting, noise  distraction and floor cleaning regimes


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 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 filed 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.




How much does an Expert Witness cost?


Using FloorSlip, not nearly as much as you might think……


….because every test we do is unbiased and conforms to British Standards and those methods HSE recommended, then we are used to carrying out this type of assessment on a daily basis. The major difference are that we assess the areas more thoroughly for factors that have lead to a slip injury lawyer becoming involved and furthermore provide the details in a CPR 35 complaint report, obviously paying far more attention to the detail in a slip injury claim or accident ensuring the courts receive an informative, unbiased assessment, which is easy for the judge and layman to understand to alleviate the need for you to have to spend additional money getting expert witnesses to attend court.


            

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


Floor Test (Testing to BS7976-2 / 13036-4) from - £447


Full assessment and CPR Compliant Report - £327


Disbursements - Mileage at 25p per mile


And if required - Court appearances (Per Full Day) are £650 inclusive*


* in our experience, our reports are so clear that it does not necessitate this court appearance,

the facts and details in the report are transparent, detailed and in easy to read and comprehend English





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 last issue - April 2013)


Civil Procedure Rules

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