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If I Slipped In The Toilet Can I Claim Compensation?

Slipped On The Toilet Floor, Can I Claim Compensation?

By Daniel Brown. Last Updated 11th August 2021. Slips, trips, and falls can be painful and even embarrassing accidents, having slipped in the toilet might be more embarrassing for claimants than other types of slip, trip, and fall injuries. Toilet floors are often wet with both water and other substances. As such, slipped in the toilet accidents and injuries can be more common than people may think.

In this article, we will look at your rights when it comes to making a slipped in the toilet injury as well as a slip and fall personal injury compensation calculator. Claimants might even be able to make compensation claims for having slipped in the toilet on a wet floor even when there are no witnesses. However, without any evidence at all, it becomes very unlikely that you’ll be able to make a successful No Win No Fee claim.

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Can I Make A Slip On A Wet Floor Compensation Claim

Claimants who have slipped on a wet floor in a toilet cannot make an accident claim simply because they have had a fall. The claimant and their solicitor will need to establish that there was a duty of care present, and whether it was violated by those in charge of the site the injury took place. This could be the owner or operator of a restaurant, bar or other public space, or it could be a workplace. It needs to be shown that someone is at fault in some way and that the party must have been reasonably able to rectify the situation, preventing any accidents or injuries from occurring.

The ‘reasonable’ definition can be quite I slipped in a toilet can I claimflexible and it can depend upon factors such as how busy the toilet is. The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 can usually be applied. The Act imposes a duty of care to take all reasonable steps on the toilet owners to ensure visitors are not injured in the toilet. Your solicitor will need to show that the responsible party failed to take the necessary or reasonable steps.

Claim For Slipping On A Wet Floor In A Toilet At Work

As with any slipped on a wet floor at workplace injury, if you have slipped in a toilet at work you may be able to make a claim against your employer. The same legislation which protects people in public toilets can also be applied to workplace toilets. The first step claimants should take is to report the accident to the workplace and record it in their accident report book. Claimants should also photograph the toilet floor, clearly showing it was wet and/or unsafe.

Even if there are no witnesses, you or your solicitor can gather evidence such as cleaning logs to check when the toilet was last checked or cleaned. If the toilets are not cleaned often enough or had not been cleaned for a while, this may serve as evidence of negligence. Claimants who have suffered a slipped on a wet floor injury at work should contact a solicitor as early as possible.

Slips And Trips At Work Statistics

Stats from the HSE show that on average, slips and trips at work lead to 2 fatalities a year. They also show that 95% of slips you could describe as “major”, result in fractures.

There’s also the issue of missing time from work, which can lead to a loss of earnings, or loss of income. The same source states that slips and trips and work are responsible for 20% of absences lasting more than 3 days.

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What Reasonable Steps Should Have Been Taken To Prevent Accidents?

Reasonable steps which can expect to have been carried out include having an appropriate system of inspection and cleaning. If you have had a slip or fall and there was no wet floor sign, this could be indicative of the operator not having taken reasonable steps. Checks should be carried out at regular intervals to check the condition of the floor.

May toilets do so on an hourly basis and there should be a check sheet in place to show inspection times as well as whether the inspection was carried out. Cleaning should be carried out and signs put in place when needed. If these are correctly filled in, it can sometimes make your claim more difficult, and their ability to defend against the claim easier.

How To Make A Slipped In The Toilet Accident Claim

Your first step is to talk to an experienced personal injury solicitor who has the knowledge to work on a slipped in the toilet injury, as well as helping a claimant to reach their maximum claims potential. These claims can be complicated and securing the maximum amount of compensation, or succeeding in the claim, requires the best legal representation available.

Slipped On A Wet Toilet Floor Injuries

In this section, we have compiled a table containing some example figures from the latest edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This is a publication that’s often used by legal professionals to help settle on a value of the portion of your compensation known as general damages. It was last updated in 2019. This figure is awarded to you due to the pain and suffering associated with your injuries.

The value of your general damages payment can often be affected by things like how long you take to recover and how severe your injury is.

InjuryDescriptionAmount
Leg Injury(c) Less serious - (ii) a simple femur fracture with no joint damage£8,550 to £13,210
Knee Injury(a) Severe - (i) a fracture to the leg that extends into the knee, leading to constant and permanent pain and/or other disabilities£65,440 to £90,290
Hand Injury(f) Severe finger fractures that could lead to partial amputations and lead to things like impaired grip and reduced functionUp to £34,480
Wrist Injury(b) injury that results in significant disability on a permanent basis, but some useful motion will remain£22,990 to £36,770
Elbow Injury(c) Moderate/minor - many fractures to the elbow will fall under this bracket - can include other injuries like lacerationUp to £11,820
Arm Injury(c) Less severe - significant disabilities will have occurred, but a very good degree of recovery will have taken place£18,020 to £36,770
Neck Injury(c) Minor - (iii) where a full recovery is made within 3 monthsUp to £2,300
Back Injury(c) Minor (i) - full recovery or almost full without surgery in about 2 to 5 years£7,410 to £11,730

Alongside general damages, there are often other payments that can be paid to you. For example, a sum known as special damages. This figure is put together to reimburse you could any financial losses or additional costs that have occurred due to your injuries. For example, you may have medical costs to cover. These costs are just one of the things that could be considered viable for reimbursement via special damages.

To find out more about what else could be reclaimed as part of your compensation payment, get in touch with our advisors today.

No Win No Fee Slipped In Toilet floor Accident Claims

No Win No Fee agreements are also known as Conditional Fee Agreements, or CFA’s. They are a special type of contract that will set out the relationship between the solicitor and client. It details what work the solicitor will carry out on the case, what the client may be expected to do and how the solicitor will be paid.

It should also set out that the client does not have to make any upfront or ongoing payments, and that if the claim is not successful, that the claimant would not have to pay solicitors fees. It will detail the fees the client will pay only if the case is successful. This will usually be a percentage of the final award. This percentage is kept low by law.

How Legal Expert Can Help

The expert legal solicitors we work with at Legal Expert are based across the country and have years of experience in helping people to get the compensation they deserve. You can start your claim or find out more information on how we can help you by calling today on 0800 073 8804. Talk to us today to start your claims case.

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