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Home > News > Personal Injury News

18th April 2007

Hospital Slipping Accident

The claimant, an auxiliary nurse slipped on some ice in the grounds of the hospital where she works.

Her employer argued that they had been out the previous night gritting the area however as it had been raining the grit had been washed away.

In addition to this the grit supplies were low and the hospital ran out of grit altogether approximately one hour after the accident occurred.

Dangerous Situation

The judge stated that there had clearly been a dangerous situation as a number of other members of staff had also slipped in the grounds of the hospital injuring themselves. He found it unreasonable that the hospital kept on gritting the grounds with an ever decreasing source of grit.

The judge decided that there were a number of other measure that could have been deployed in order to minimise the risk of injury.

The hospital could have put measures in place that prevented people from walking on particularly slippery areas in the grounds. In addition the defendants could also have sought to obtain more grit.

The defendants were found liable, however the claimant was found guilty of 25 per cent contributory negligence.

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If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury due a slip trip or fall in a public place or as a result of an accident at work telephone us now for compensation claim advice.

Clear Answers' solicitors are experts in all personal injury matters. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid accident claim for compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

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