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Compensation for Slipping in Office Toilets

My employer is denying that I am entitled to injury compensation for slipping in office toilets because nobody witnessed my accident happening. What should I do?

Just because there were no witnesses to your accident, it does not mean that you are not entitled to compensation for slipping in office toilets. There are ways in which evidence can be collected which will support your claim for a slip in an office toilet and enable you to receive a full settlement of compensation.

Assuming that you have received professional medical treatment, had your injury recorded in your medical history and made a record of your accident in your employer´s “Accident Report Book”, it is recommended that you speak with a personal injury solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss the circumstances surrounding your slip and fall in the office toilets.

Your solicitor would request the toilet cleaning schedule to establish how recently the office toilets had been cleaned prior to your accident. This could either show that there had been no cleaning done for a considerable period of time prior to your slip and fall in the office toilets, or that the toilets had been recently cleaned and it was possible that the floors were still wet but not identified as a slip hazard.

The solicitor would then speak with your work colleagues to determine whether the office toilet floors frequently represented a risk of injury, and to find out whether they know of any other employee who has sustained an injury due to a slip and fall in the office toilets. Their joint testimonies may support your claim for a slip in an office toilet far better than an individual colleague.

Inasmuch as you could possibly carry out these procedures yourself, at a time when you are recovering from an injury and when your employer is already denying his liability, your claim for a slip in an office toilet is more likely to be successful with the assistance of a personal injury solicitor.

Furthermore, you should not delay in discussing your right to compensation for slipping in office toilets with a solicitor for, should your employer improve the toilet cleaning schedule or his health and safety procedures, when a solicitor tries to obtain cleaning records and statements from your colleagues several months in the future, the evidence that you may need in support of your claim for a slip in an office toilet may not be strong enough after the passage of time.