Could You Claim Compensation For Slipping And Falling?

Slipping and falling as a result of the negligence of another individual can leave you with significant injuries and costly medical bills. The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) has found that the chance of a person slipping and falling increases with every ten years of their life with those over 65 having as much as a 1 in 3 chance of slipping and falling. That being said a person of any age can slip and fall due to improper safety procedures and floor maintenance leaving them with medical debt they can’t afford, lifelong debilitating injuries and a lack of confidence.

The top four causes of slips and falls

Slips and falls are frustratingly common and can often have been prevented with simple adherence to health and safety protocols. Although slips and falls can occur for many reasons the top four causes include:

  1. Food or drink on the floor
    In supermarkets and restaurants, spilled food or drink can pose a serious risk. Staff members are supposed to be diligent and clearly signpost and then clean up any spillages quickly to avoid their customers from slipping and falling, however, this is not always the case and they can be left for many hours until they are reported.
  2. Unclean restrooms
    Spilled water, toilet roll and other spillages on bathroom floors can make them very hazardous which are why public restrooms are supposed to be monitored several times a day to ensure that they remain clean, tidy and safe. Public toilets are supposed to keep records of their toilet maintenance to prove that they are regularly serviced.
  3. Wet cleaned floors
    Many establishments mop and clean their floors daily to keep them clean and tidy however this can leave them wet and slippery. Stores and offices are supposed to erect wet floor signs to warn their employees and customers that the floor may be wet and to treat carefully but many fail to do so.
  4. Badly maintained parking lots
    Another common area for people to slip and fall is in the badly maintained parking lot of a shop or grocery store. Parking lots can quickly develop cracks and potholes which can be hazardous to those walking in them.

In addition to these 4 common causes of slips and falls people may also fall due to improperly maintained stairwells, poor lighting, stray electrical cords, overgrown sidewalks, and poorly positioned rugs.

What to do if you have slipped and fallen

If you have slipped and fallen as a result of someone else’s negligence then you could be owed compensation by the company or organization who failed to keep you safe. In this situation, the best thing to do is to contact a reputable slip and fall lawyer for the area in which you slipped and fell so that they can hear your case Your slip and fall lawyer will help you to gather evidence, acquire witness testimonies, determine how long the issue was present for and build your case so that you can work with you to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Mostly Vampire Shift

This week atleast till Friday, I will be doing the dreaded vampire shift. Or I guess it’s mostly a vampire shift since it is 12:30 am to 9:30 am and vampires cannot stand the sun. And it was pretty sunny at 9:30 am when I stepped outside of the office building to get an Uber ride home.

So this week and probably the next is a very busy week for our clients and the non-voice customer support (emails & chats) we provide for them is flooded with contacts from customers. We have a lot of new employees – over 200 who just started work last month – and they need all the support that they can get. Hence, my team is also roped in to help them.

Three of us are doing a 12:30 am to 9:30 am and 2 are doing a 2:30 am to 11:30 am shift. This is really tiring for an old man like me. I can manage to get to the office on time and staying up till 6am was actually a cinch. But by 7 am I was dozing off at my system. Coffee didn’t help. I couldn’t wait for 9 am so I could go get a nice big breakfast at the cafeteria and then leave by 9:30 on the dot. Tomorrow it’s the same. Friday evening we have a function to attend with the entire department so let’s see how that goes.