Slip on stairs proved to be negligence by cleaners

Woman looking sad at window

This client suffered injury after slipping on the stairs of the communal close where she lived in Glasgow. She had slipped shortly after cleaning contractors had mopped the close, leaving hazardous levels of surface water on the stairs.

The pursuer sustained soft tissue injuries to her leg and elbow. Liability was denied but a few days before the case was due to go to a hearing, the defenders settled the case for £3,300. Cases such as this involving slips and trips can often be difficult to prove but this case shows that with careful investigation and preparation, defenders can often be persuaded to settle.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident, we can help. Please either call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our brief enquiry form and someone will be in touch.