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I slipped on a wet floor in a supermarket after it had been cleaned, can I claim compensation?

If you have slipped on a wet floor in a supermarket, contact Clearwater Solicitors to make a compensation claim! We have the skills and experience needed to help you succeed in your personal injury compensation claim, so you can secure every penny you deserve without any unnecessary hassle.

Wet floors in a supermarket after cleaning pose a serious slip risk, and the store must put steps in place to prevent staff or customers from slipping on wet flooring. Cleaning systems should be implemented that prevent customers from entering areas with slippery wet floors, or at the very least warn them of the danger.
There are a lot of things that can create slip hazards on cleaned floors, including:

–        Water
Failure to dry the floor after cleaning it leads to slipperiness and can cause serious injuries.

–        Detergent
Improper use of detergent can leave a film of the substance on the floor, which can create a slipping hazard.

–        Poor standards of cleaning
If a floor is not properly cleaned and mess still remains on the floor, then it could lead to a slip in a supermarket.

Preventing slips after cleaning in a supermarket

While cleaning staff may have put down warning cones to inform customers of the risk of slipping on a wet floor, this is not enough to effectively control the risk. People can still enter a wet area when warning cones are visible, and can still slip or trip and make a personal injury claim.

Cleaning can be done when the store is closed to prevent people slipping at a supermarket, or certain sections of the store can be blocked off while cleaning is underway.After a floor has been cleaned, it should be dried. Dry mops and clean squeegees can reduce drying time and prevent slipping injuries.

Making a compensation claim after slipping on a clean wet floor at a supermarket

If you have slipped on a clean wet floor at a supermarket, the following guidance could increase your likelihood of succeeding in a personal injury claim and help you to receive every penny you deserve.

–        Take photographs if possible
Take photographs of the area you slipped on and any warning signs that were present.

–        Gather evidence
This could include the names and phone numbers of any witnesses. You should also have the accident recorded in the supermarket’s accident book, and should see a doctor about your personal injuries.

–        Record your losses
Keep a record of any money you lost as a result of the incident, including lost wages and medical bills. You will be able to recover these losses in your personal injury claim.

–        Contact Clearwater Solicitors
To give yourself the best possible chance of success, contact Clearwater Solicitors to discuss your supermarket accident compensation claim. We have the skills and experience you need to win your compensation claim following a slip on a wet floor in a supermarket accident. Call us on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to get started.