Is a hospital required to give you an incident report if a slip and fall has occurred due to floors being wet?

Also, if they check you out medically who should be responsible for these potential bills?

Asked on September 29, 2014 under Personal Injury, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

1) No, they are not obligated to give you an incident report. You do have the right to get copies of your medical file, but may need to pay a copying or administrative charge.

2) Who is liable for any medical bills depends on who is at fault:

a) If the building owner (or their staff) washed the floor and didn't put out a "wet floor" sign, or spilled something and didn't clean it up, they most likely are liable.

b) If a tenant did the above (instead of the owner/landlord doing it), they may be liable.

c) If it was a guest or visitor who spilled something, then it's possible the visitor is liable.

d) If you caused the floor to be wet, it is your own liability.

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