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Missing Tile Personal Injury Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation Due To A Missing Tile? – Missing Tile Accident Claims

Personal Injury Due To Missing Tile Caused Slip, Trip Or Fall Accident

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.

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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 your 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.

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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A Guide To Claiming Compensation For An Accident Due To A Missing Tile

Loose floor tiles, pieces of carpet or floorboard, uneven floors, broken floor tiles or missing floor tiles can all be referred to as hazardous floors. These floors are a health and safety hazard which can result in a slip, trip or fall accident, causing a range of injuries. Workplaces, businesses, property owners and other establishments all have a duty of care towards the people that use their premises. This means that if they put customers, staff or other people that use the building at risk, because of disrepair or any other health and safety hazard and someone is injured as a result, they could be held legally liable and have to pay the injured person compensation. What is the average payout for a personal injury claim? This really depends on the severity of the injuries caused

In this guide to making a compensation claim for an injury due to a missing tile, we will look at how much can you claim for a slip and fall. We will explain where accidents can occur because a floor tile is missing and what injuries missing tiles can cause. Remember, if you have been injured in an accident due to a missing tile that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Legal Expert today for your free personal injury claims consultation and if you are entitled to compensation, an excellent personal injury solicitor could start working on your case right away.

What Is An Accident Due To A Missing Tile?

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.

How Missing Floor Tiles, Loose, Damaged Or 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.

Injuries Which Could Be Caused By A Missing Tile Accident

TheHealth and Safety Executive  has stated that slips, trips and falls are the most common type of accident that people can suffer from, in the UK. This also includes instances where someone has fallen from a height. Whilst some slip, trip or fall injuries are minor (such as minor bruising which will usually heal on its own), other injuries are more serious and can take longer to heal from.

Examples of injuries caused by trips and falls includes:

  • Lacerations.
  • Fractured bones.
  • Broken bones.
  • Soft tissue injuries such as torn ligaments or a sprain.
  • Spinal injuries.
  • Head injuries.
  • A dislocated joint.

Who May Be Responsible For My Missing Tile Accident?

To make a claim for an accident due to a missing tile, you must be able to provide evidence that the accident was caused by negligence on the part of someone else. This means proving that the accident was not caused by poor judgement on your part, or human error. If a missing tile or broken floor tile caused you accident, it is advisable to take pictures of the hazard at the scene of the accident, to provide evidence. Your solicitor will also collect evidence to support your case, such as eye witness accounts of CCTV footage.

In some cases your accident due to a missing tile may be partially caused by irresponsible behaviour on your part. For example if you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol and tripped on a loose floor tile you may be held partially responsible for your injuries. In this case, the property owner or management may be judged to hold partial liability. For example, if a bar is held to be 50% responsible for your injuries, you will receive only 50% of the compensation that you could have.

Missing 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 who either own 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.

Missing Or Broken Tile Accidents At A Swimming Pool

Although swimmers should always take care in and around swimming pools and other bodies of water, swimming pools have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for their members of staff. Unfortunately if there is excessive amounts of water on the pool side or in the changing rooms, this can cause swimmers to slip over. Similarly customers could trip and fall because of an accident due to a missing swimming pool tile, in the changing rooms or at the poolside. This could cause the customer to fall onto the floor, injuring themselves, or fall into the pool, putting themselves and others at risk.

Can you claim for slipping on wet floor? Or can you claim for falling over missing swimming pool tile. Yes you could. If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall at a swimming pool caused by hazardous flooring, call Legal Expert today. We will tell you how much you could claim for a slip or fall. If you have the right to claim missing tile compensation, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer, who will start working on your claim right away.

Missing Floor Tile Accident Claims Against A Landlord

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 sue your landlord for disrepair if the floor in your home was hazardous, due to missing tiles, 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 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.

Missing Tile Accidents At Work

Slips, trips and falls are some of the most common ways that people are injured in the workplace. 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.

Who Should I Report My Missing Tile Accident To?

Have you had an accident due to a missing tile? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. If you have an accident due to a missing tile, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. 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 a log book. This will provide evidence of your injuries and how it was caused. Ensure the date, time and place are included.

I Was Injured In A Missing Tile Accident, What Can I Claim For?

If you have been injured because of a missing floor tile; you could be entitled to claim compensation 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 compensation payout. 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.

Missing Tile Personal Injury Compensation Calculator

You can use our personal injury claims calculator to see how much you could be entitled to claim in general damages for your accident. Alternatively for an accurate estimation personalised to you, call Legal Expert today to speak to one of our informed advisors.

Affected body partSeriousnessLower and upper recommendations for compensationNotes
NeckSevere(i) In the region of £130,060Injuries may include those up to permanent spastic Quadriparesis or paraplegia. Claimant may have little or no movement in the neck.
NeckSevere(ii) £57,620 - £114,810Injuries such as a (serious) fractures and similar levels of injury.
NeckSevere(iii) £39,870 - £49,090Soft tissue injuries, fractures and dislocations. All at a serious level.
NeckModerate(i) £21,910 - £33,750Various injuries which may be similar to those above, but more moderate.
NeckModerate(ii) £12,050 - £21,910These may tend to include moderate levels of soft tissue injuries.
NeckModerate(iii) £6,920 - £12,050Moderate injuries and circumstances where injuries you already have had been made worse.
BackSevere(i) £79,890 - £141,150May include serious spinal injuries.
BackSevere(ii) £65,030 - £77,540May include injuries of the roots of the nerves in the back.
BackSevere(iii) £34,000 - £61,140Severe (iii) back injuries could be fractured spinal vertebrae or damage to the discs.
BackModerate(i) £24,340 - £34,000More moderate versions of the injuries outlined above.
BackModerate(ii) £10,970 - £24,340Either more moderate levels of injury or injuries to muscles, ligaments or connective tissues.
BackMinor - (i) - (iii)(i) £6,920 - £10,970
(ii) £2,150 - £6,920
(iii) Up to £2,150
Various levels of minor back injuries
Pelvis / HipsSevere - (i) - (iii)£34,340 up to £114,810Could include extensive fractures, severe dislocations. Could lead to impotence, or the necessity for a hip replacement.
Pelvis / HipsModerate£11,040 - £34,340Significant levels of injuries to your hips or your pelvis.
Pelvis / HipsLesser£3,460 - £11,040Whilst the claimant may have suffered a significant injury, there is no disability caused.

No Win No Fee Claims For Accidents Due To A Missing Tile

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 claim.

We offer all of our clients the option to make a no win 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.

Why Make A Missing Tile Accident Claim With Our Team?

If you have experienced an accident due to a missing tile, broken floor tile, missing swimming pool tile, or any other type of accident caused by hazardous flooring, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. We can provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor, who will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.

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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.

Broken Floor And Missing Tile Accident Resources

An HSE Guide To Accidents Caused By Hazardous Flooring

How Much Can I Claim For Slipping On A Wet Floor?

Our Online Guides To Different Types Of Public Place Accidents

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