Property owners have a legal duty to ensure that their premises are safe and free of hazards to avoid accidents such as slip and fall that, especially on a wet floor that may lead to severe injuries. As a result of your injury, you may be dealing with overwhelming medical expenses, time off from work and the need for ongoing care and treatment. One of the leading causes of slip and fall resulting in injury is wet floors.
Property owners have an obligation to keep you safe, which means if you slip on a wet surface due to no visible wet floor signs, you may be able to make a claim for damages.
Slipping on a wet floor can result in painful injuries such as:
1. Sprained, bruised and torn muscles and ligaments.
2. Whiplash, and other neck and back injuries.
3. Broken and Fractured bones, commonly hand, wrist, and forearm fractures.
4. Head injuries.
If a person slips and injures themselves due to a floor being wet, then they may have the right to make a claim for wet floor personal injury. A person can pursue a wet floor injury compensation claim if they have had an accident due to the floor being wet that could have been prevented.
A major cause of people injuring themselves due to wet floors is because there are no visible wet floor signs. Slippery floors can be very dangerous if they are not visible to a person. It is imperative in public places that if there is spillage or the floor has been wet for any reason, i.e., cleaning, mopping, wet floor signs must be placed around the wet floor to indicate the danger.