Slipped on a Wet Floor in a Beauty Salon


I slipped on a wet floor in a beauty salon. Can I claim compensation?

In order to claim compensation when you have slipped on a wet floor of a beauty salon, it has to proven that you sustained a quantifiable injury due to the negligence of a beauty salon proprietor or a member of their staff. Although sounding straightforward, making a claim when you have slipped on a wet floor in a beauty salon can often be complicated.

To prove that you have sustained an injury due to slipping on the wet floor of a beauty salon, you must have undergone a professional medical examination at a hospital or at your GP´s surgery and have the prognosis of your injury entered into your medical records. If you relied on First Aid administered at the beauty salon or tended to your injury when you returned home, it might not be possible to claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in a beauty salon.

Even if you did see a doctor, but delayed a professional examination for some time after your accident occurred, it could be alleged that your injury was not of sufficient severity at the time to warrant medical attention or that your injury occurred somewhere else and you are blaming the beauty salon unjustifiably. It will certainly be argued that any deterioration in your injury due to failing to seek immediate medical attention should result in a decrease in how much compensation for slipping on a wet floor in a beauty salon you should receive – once liability for your injury has been established.

Beauty salons, by their nature, use a lot of water – some of which occasionally gets spilled onto the floor and makes it slippery. Although a beauty salon has a duty of care to provide their clients with a safe environment in which to receive beauty treatments, that duty of care is not “absolute”. Therefore, if a spillage occurred just seconds before you slipped on a wet floor in a beauty salon, and staff had not had the opportunity to acknowledge the hazard and clean it up, it would be considered unlikely that a claim for slipping on a wet floor in a beauty salon would be successful.

With potential issues over the status of your injury and the fact that it was due to the negligence of the beauty salon, it would be in your best interests to discuss the circumstances of your slip on a wet floor in a beauty salon with an experienced beauty salon claims solicitor at the first practical opportunity. One you have described how your accident happened and what injuries you sustained, the solicitor will be in a more educated position to advise you whether you have a claim for compensation for having slipped on the wet floor of a beauty salon which is worth your while to pursue.


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