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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What kind of injuries could I incur in the loft?

    Getting in and out of a loft can be a hazardous undertaking. Access to lofts is usually limited to ladders leading into ‘holes’ around 10 feet off the ground, so the first and main risk of getting anything into or out of your loft is that of injury by falling from height.

    Possible injuries

    Depending on how you land, injuries by falling off the loft ladder could include:

    • Cuts and bruises
    • Leg or arm fractures
    • Moderate to major hip or pelvic injuries
    • Moderate to major back injuries
    • Head injuries of varying severity
    • Spinal injuries

    Navigating often dark lofts with low ceilings and frequently insecure flooring also has its risks of personal injures.

    Injuries in the loft

    Again, possible injuries vary in both type and severity. Banging your head on a low-hanging beam could, for example, result in black eyes, cuts, bruises or concussion. Injuries by tripping over clutter or slip injuries, some lofts make it necessary to tip-toe on beams to avoid putting your foot through the ceiling of the room below, can also include anything from bruises and cuts to broken limbs.

    Other places

    Slips, trips and falls can, however, not only occur in lofts. By far the most common injuries in supermarkets, restaurants and offices, public libraries, theme parks and many other public places are those caused by slipping, falling or tripping.

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    Possible claim

    If you sustain a trip, slip or fall injury in a public place, you could be eligible to claim fall, slip or trip injury compensation. In order to be eligible to claim, your fall, trip or slip must have been caused by the mistake or negligence of another person, such as a shop owner, manager of a theme park, employer, for example.

    Your slip or trip must also have occurred within the last three years.

    What to do

    In order to find out whether you are entitled to claim for personal injury compensation, fill in the compensation calculator on Accident Advice Helpline’s website or call our law firm’s helpline. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week. It is also a Freephone number and completely confidential, as well as being obligation-free.

    No-obligation calls

    In other words, your initial contact will not cost you a penny and while you will be offered the help of an in-house solicitor specialising in compensation claims, you are at no point obliged to take us up on our no-win no-fee** offer.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice


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