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Compensation for Slipping on a Wet Floor at Selfridges

Is it possible to claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Selfridges?

As with any slipping on a wet floor in Selfridges claim for compensation, your eligibility for depends on whether someone other than yourself was at fault for your accident. If Selfridges’ management or a member of staff is responsible for your accident, they may have breached the duty of care businesses hold towards their customers, and in turn be eligible to be claimed against.

Selfridges may be able to be held responsible for your accident if the mop bucket spilled on the other side of the aisle was being used by a member of staff and/or if insufficient warning was given – such as a wet floor sign – which may be the case as the spill travelled from aisle to aisle, perhaps unnoticed. It may be possible for you to claim compensation for the psychological injuries you sustained as a result of your accident – no shopper expects to be the victim of a supermarket slip, and when you return to your feet it is understandable that you may be hesitant to browse the aisles as you had done before.

The supermarket may try to dispute your entitlement to compensation by claiming that spill would have been apparent to anyone who had been paying reasonable care and attention to where they were going. Although if they attempted to dispute your claim using this defence, it would imply that supermarkets do not attempt to attract visitors’ eyes to the shelves and away from the floor.

As well as the possibility of being compensated for your psychological injuries, you may be entitled to be compensated for the pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident, and any loss of amenity or special damages – quantifiable expenses which includes medical bills and loss of earnings.

In order to find out more about your entitlement to compensation you should speak with an experienced injury claims solicitor at the first possible opportunity. A solicitor will be able to provide you with more tailored information on your claim for compensation for slipping on a wet floor in Selfridges, and may be able to tell you whether or not you are entitled to compensation, and if so, how much you could be awarded.