I want to make a claim for compensation for falling in football stadium grounds. I slipped on a wet floor in the toilets and hurt my shoulder. Can I make a claim for my injury?
If you slipped on a wet floor in a toilet and were not alerted to the fact that there was a hazard, you may be entitled to claim compensation for falling in football stadium grounds.
Under the Occupier Liability Act, the operator of a public building owes visitors a duty of care to ensure that they are able to enter the premises and access all public areas without being placed at an excessive risk of sustaining an injury. Hazards must be removed as soon as possible and stadium staff should take adequate care to not to compromise the safety of visitors.
If a member of staff is responsible for the water spillage and it has not been removed in a reasonable amount of time, this could indicate a failure in their duty of care and negligence on the part of the management of grounds.
Although a member of staff may be responsible for creating the hazard, the owner of the stadium is ultimately responsible for the actions of the staff, it may be possible to make a claim for a slip and fall in a football stadium against the stadium’s insurance company.
To successfully make a claim you will need to demonstrate that a duty of care was breached and the accident resulted from negligence of the manager of the stadium or the staff. If you can obtain evidence that the accident resulted from negligence, you should be able to recover compensation for your football stadium claim.
It will only be possible to claim compensation if the injury you sustained in the accident was severe enough to require medical attention from a doctor. Even if you sustained a serious shoulder injury, if there is no record of it in your medical history it will not be possible for you to claim compensation for falling in football stadium grounds.
You must also have recorded the accident in the stadium’s accident book. The manager of the stadium must have been made aware of the accident and there should be an official record to support your football stadium claim for injury. If you have not yet made an accident book report, you should return to the stadium and do so as soon as possible.
It can be difficult to prove negligence and demonstrate that there has been a failure in a duty of care, the assistance of a personal injury solicitor will make it much easier to build a strong claim for a slip and fall in a football stadium. He or she will assist in gathering evidence to support your compensation claim as well as the steps you need to take to pursue compensation.
Assuming that a claim for a fall in a football stadium can be made under the circumstances, a solicitor will take the necessary steps to maximise the probability of you recovering your full entitlement to compensation for falling in football stadium grounds.