Missing Tile Accident Claims – A Personal Injury Guide
By Marlon Cooke. Last Updated 24th February 2023. Welcome to our missing tile personal injury claims guide.
Have you experienced an injury due to a missing tile, caused by negligence on the part of someone else? Whether it was a missing pool tile, missing tile in a gym shower room or a missing tile in a restaurant, you could be entitled to claim missing tile compensation. Trust Legal Expert and our team of excellent personal injury lawyers to handle your claim for an accident due to a missing tile.
We are a highly respected personal injury solicitors firm. Our excellent personal injury lawyers and solicitors have up to three decades worth of experience in handling claims for injuries caused by broken floor tiles or situations where floor tiles were missing. We will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to and you will have the option to make a no win no fee claim, so your financial risk is reduced.
Personal Injury Due To Missing Tile Caused Slip, Trip Or Fall Accident
If you have been injured because of a missing floor tile accident, or broken floor tile accident call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804. One of our advisors will speak to you in-depth and if you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will estimate how much compensation your claim could be worth and provide you with an excellent no win no fee solicitor to handle your claim. Call today to see if you are entitled to missing tile compensation for your injuries, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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- What Is An Accident Due To A Missing Tile?
- How Missing Floor Tiles, Loose, Damaged Or Uneven Flooring Could Cause An Accident
- What A Broken Tile On The Floor Can Result In – Injury Examples
- Who May Be Responsible For My Missing Tile Accident?
- Missing Paving Tile Accidents
- Missing Floor Tile Accident Claims Against A Landlord
- Missing Tile Accidents At Work
- Who Should I Report My Missing Tile Accident To?
- I Was Injured In A Missing Tile Accident, What Can I Claim For?
- Missing Tile Personal Injury Compensation Calculator
- No Win No Fee Claims For Accidents Due To A Missing Tile
- Talk To A Specialist
- Broken Floor And Missing Tile Accident Resources
Before we look at missing tile personal injury claims, let’s look at what these accidents could involve.
Hazardous flooring such as missing tiles can cause slip, trip or fall accidents. Whilst some slip, trip or fall accidents only result in minor injuries such as cuts or bruises, other slip and trip accidents can result in more serious injuries which could need extensive medical treatment in order to heal. If your injury had a significant ongoing effect on you then you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Whether the party responsible was a private homeowner, business, school or college, hospital or any other sort of organisation, they could be held liable for your injuries.
Before we look at missing tile personal injury claims, let’s look at how uneven flooring could cause an accident.
Buildings such as offices, shops, restaurants, gyms and shopping centres are required to provide people who use the premises with a safe environment. This can include broken tiles, tiles that have come loose because they were not properly installed cracked tiles and missing tiles. Other flooring related health and safety hazards include loose carpets, carpets which have been bunched up or have holes in them, warped or cracked floorboards, or uneven flooring due to improperly installed sub-flooring.
A broken tile on the floor could result in several types of injuries, including:
- Bone fractures
- Head injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Ankle injuries
- Wrist injuries
- Chest injuries
You should seek out medical attention as soon as you are able to for any injury you suffer in an accident. Not only can it be beneficial for your health, but having medical evidence of your injury could help you.
As an example, if you were seeking compensation for a broken wrist, the medical evidence you could provide of your initial level of injury could influence your compensation award.
While we do examine this further in a later section in our guide, our advisers can give you information about how different injuries can be valued in claims. You can also reach out to them for information about how you could prove that it was a party’s responsibility to fix the broken tiles that injured you.
So, who is responsible if I am injured in a broken tile accident? There are a few different ways in which you could be involved in an accident caused by a broken tile. For example, a broken tile on the floor can result in you slipping and tripping.
As part of the process of making a claim, you’ll need to establish whose negligence caused your injuries. Additionally, you’ll have to prove that they were negligent. Although, you can be partially to blame for your own injuries but still be awarded a reduced payout.
For example, you may have not been paying attention to where you were going. For instance, you may have been looking at your phone. If you trip on a loose or cracked tile, then the liability could be split between you and whoever was responsible for the damage or lose tile.
You could make a claim if you were injured as a result of falling due to a loose, cracked, or missing tile in various public places, such as a shop or restaurant. In these instances, the person in control of the public place has a duty of care set out in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. If they breach this duty of care causing you harm, you could seek compensation.
To put the duty of care into context, broken tiles in supermarkets must be identified and repaired as soon as is reasonably possible by those in charge. Otherwise, the duty is being neglected.
For venues such as supermarkets and bars, the ones responsible for upholding this duty of care can often be the manager and/or owner. For spaces like parks and pavements, the local authority such as the council can be the ones held responsible for your injuries caused by instances such as them ignoring repairs to the pavement that needed making.
Another reason you may wish to make missing tile personal injury claims is as a result of paving tile accidents. We will now look at how injuries due to a missing tile can take place, and which parties can be responsible.
If an accident was caused due to a missing or damaged paving tile then the responsible party will be those charged with maintaining that area of pavement. Liability may rest with a local council or it may rest with a private company that either owns or operate the pavement where you were harmed. If you are making a claim for an accident involving a missing, or damaged pavement tile, the defect must be at least 1 inch in height or depth.
Of course, paving tiles could also be used in internal locations. We shall look at some of these circumstances below.
Whether you rent your home from the council or a private landlord, they are obliged to provide you with safe and livable accommodation. You may be able to make missing tile personal injury claims against your landlord if the floor in your home was a hazard.
Suing landlords for housing disrepair isn’t uncommon, whether it’s for broken floorboards or a loose carpet, resulting in an accident where you or a family member was injured. Learn more about claiming compensation for housing disrepair here.
Call Legal Expert today to enquire about claiming a slip and fall compensation amount against your private landlord or against the council. If you have the right to compensation for an injury due to a missing tile, we will help you claim the compensation that you are entitled to.
Slips, trips and falls are some of the most common ways that people are injured in the workplace and often result in missing tile personal injury claims being made.
As we have already stated, according to the Health And Safety At Work Act 1974, employers are responsible for providing employees with a safe and hygienic environment in which to work. If an employee is injured or made ill because of negligence on the part of the employer, then they could be held liable for your injuries and have to pay you compensation.
According to the HSE there were an estimated 119,000 cases of slip, trip and fall accidents in the workplace. This is one-third of all reported accidents at work that year, in the UK. a common cause of trip and fall accidents at work is a missing floor tile, or hazardous flooring. If you have been injured because of broken floor tiles at work, or floor tiles missing, call Legal Expert today to see if you can claim compensation for your injury due to a missing tile.
Have you had an accident due to a missing tile? If so, you could be entitled to make missing tile personal injury claims for your injuries. This section will address what steps to take in the wake of your accident.
The first step is to report your accident. If you were injured in a venue such as a shop, restaurant or gym, or at a workplace, you will need to report your accident to the management and make sure that it is accurately recorded in the accident log book. Alternatively, if you are injured in the workplace, you need to report the accident to your HR department, or person responsible and ensure the accident is accurately recorded in an accident book. This will provide evidence of your injuries and how it was caused. Ensure the date, time and place are included.
If you have been injured because of a missing floor tile, you could be entitled to make missing tile personal injury claims for your injuries. Your missing tile compensation or slip and fall compensation amount will be awarded in two parts, as general damages and special damages. We will now look at what this means in more detail below.
Missing Tile Accident General Damages
General damages are the primary part of any payout, including those for missing tile personal injury claims. They are usually the largest part of any compensation claim and compensate the injured person for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that they have experienced.
Missing Tile Accident Special Damages
Special damages are the secondary part of a compensation payout. They reimburse the injured person for any expenses that they have had as a result of their injuries. They will also cover any future expenses, such as the cost of future medical treatment that the person needs.
Some examples of special damages include:
- Covering any medical expenses the person may have had, or may need in the future.
- Covering any transport expenses the accident may have caused the injured person.
- Covering any at home care, mobility equipment or home adaptation expenses the person may have.
- Covering any loss of income including salary or in work benefits payments that the person might have missed.
You can use our personal injury compensation calculator to see how much you could be entitled to in general damages as part of your missing tile personal injury claims. Alternatively, for an accurate estimation personalised to you, call Legal Expert today to speak to one of our informed advisors.
Affected body part Seriousness Lower and upper recommendations for compensation Notes
Neck Severe (i) In the region of
Injuries may include those up to permanent spastic Quadriparesis or paraplegia. Claimant may have little or no movement in the neck.
Neck Severe (ii) £65,740 to
Injuries such as a (serious) fractures and similar levels of injury.
Neck Severe (iii) £45,470 to
Soft tissue injuries, fractures and dislocations. All at a serious level.
Neck Moderate (i) £24,990 to
Various injuries which may be similar to those above, but more moderate.
Neck Moderate (ii) £13,740 to
These may tend to include moderate levels of soft tissue injuries.
Neck Moderate (iii) £7,890 to
Moderate injuries and circumstances where injuries you already have had been made worse.
Back Severe (i) £91,090 to £160,980
May include serious spinal injuries.
Back Severe (ii) £74,160 to £88,430 May include injuries of the roots of the nerves in the back.
Back Severe (iii) £38,780 to £69,730 Severe (iii) back injuries could be fractured spinal vertebrae or damage to the discs.
Clients often ask us “can I claim for slipping on wet floor?” Or “can I claim for tripping due to a missing tile?” The answer is, yes, if the accident was caused by negligence on the part of another party, you could be entitled to make missing tile personal injury claims.
We offer all of our clients the option to make a No Win No Fee claim. This means that we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer who will begin work on your case without charging you an upfront fee. Instead, you will only have to pay your solicitor’s fee if you win your claim. In the unlikely set of circumstances that your claim is unsuccessful, we will not charge you a fee for your claim. Call Legal Expert today to enquire about making a No Win No Fee claim for an injury due to a missing tile.
Call Legal Expert today for your free personal injury claims consultation. If you are entitled to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor covering your area, to fight your case. Call us today, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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