Compensation for Slipping on Dirty Floor in Supermarket

Is it possible to claim compensation for slipping on dirty floor in supermarket for a broken wrist as the supermarket was not kept clean?

Provided that you can show that the injury you sustained was attributable to the negligence of the supermarket management or its staff you should be able to claim compensation for slipping on dirty floor in supermarket. However, please bear in mind that proving that the floor was dirty may be difficult after the event, as will establishing the length of time the floor had been in that condition.

The legal duty of care that a supermarket owes to their customers to provide them with a clean shopping environment is not ‘absolute’ meaning that if supermarket staff could not possibly have been expected to clean up in a reasonable amount of time – if it had been clean when it was last checked, for instance – it is likely that a claim for slip on dirty supermarket floor will be unsuccessful.

However, if it transpires that the dirt on which you slipped had existed for an unacceptable time period, of if slips on dirty floors were a frequent cause of injury in the supermarket; the supermarket would in all probability be deemed responsible for your injury and you would likely be entitled to make an injury compensation claim for a supermarket dirty floor slip.

The most effective method of proving that negligence was why you sustained your injury by slipping on a dirty floor is to speak with a solicitor. By using footage captured on the supermarket’s CCTV, your solicitor can see if there is any indication of how long the floor was unclean and the efforts made by the supermarket staff to identify the potential slipping hazard and remove it. Similarly, by investigating whether compensation for slipping on dirty floor in supermarket claims of this nature have been made in this supermarket in the past, your solicitor will be able to determine whether or not you have a claim for slip on dirty supermarket floor that is worth pursuing.

Should the supermarket admit their liability for your injury, it is possible that you will be approached by their insurance company with an early offer of compensation in order to avoid the potentially high cost of settling an injury compensation claim for a supermarket dirty floor slip. However, such an offer should be referred to your solicitor who could determine whether it adequately represents your injury and the affect it has had on your quality of life.

The amount of compensation for slipping on dirty floor in supermarket that you should qualify for could be significantly more that you would receive in an offer made by the supermarket. Therefore, it is in your best possible interest to speak with a solicitor as soon as practically possible – not only to determine the amount of compensation you are eligible for, but so that you can gather evidence to support your claim before witness memories fade or the supermarket erases its security tapes.