Compensation for Patient Slipping on the Floor

Will I be entitled to compensation for patient slipping on the floor, as I slipped on a wet floor in my hospital ward?

Claiming compensation for patient slipping on the floor can be possible if you have been the victim of third party negligence which resulted in you sustaining an injury for which you are not to blame. This can depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident and injury, but if it is determined that a person – or persons – who owed you a duty of care failed to carry out this duty and an injury from patient slipping on the floor occurred as a result, you could be entitled to compensation. However it should also be noted that this entitlement to compensation is not universal and there are circumstances in which your injury could have been the result of an unfortunate accident from patient slipping on the floor. To determine whether you are entitled to make a claim for patient slipping on the floor, you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity.

You could be entitled to compensation for patient slipping on the floor if it is determined that the attending nurse could have taken actions to avert the possibility of an injury being sustained but neglected to take these actions. This is possible if a hazard upon the floor – for instance, spilled liquid – was present for an unacceptable length of time without being cleared, resulting in an accident from patient slipping on the floor. For instance, if another patient had spilled a drink in a ward with various patients, a nurse should have cleared up the hazard in question or arranged for the hazard to be removed before an injury from patient slipping on the floor could occur. In this situation it may be possible to make a claim for patient slipping on the floor against the insurance policy of the hospital.

However there are certain circumstances in which compensation for patient slipping on the floor may not be possible. This could be the scenario if – for instance – you ignored warnings which alerted you to the hazard which existed such as warning signs, and this led to your accident from patient slipping on the floor. It is also possible that your injury from patient slipping on the floor occurred immediately after the hazard had appeared, in which case the medical staff present may not be liable for your accident and injury if they did not have the opportunity to remove the hazard in question. In these situations a claim for patient slipping on the floor may not be worth pursuing if liability does not rest with a third party.

There are a number of scenarios in which an accident from patient slipping on the floor could have occurred which can be discussed in detail with your personal injury solicitor. By assessing your claim for patient slipping on the floor your solicitor can determine liability for your accident, calculate the compensation to which you are entitled and determine whether the claim is worth pursuing further. The amount of preparation which is performed will also determine the strength of your claim for an injury from patient slipping on the floor, because of which you should contact a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity. With a solicitor representing your claim for compensation for patient slipping on the floor, you will also significantly improve the likelihood that your claim will be successful.