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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

    Storing objects on an everyday home staircase?


    Staircases can often be an accident prone zone, especially if children are involved. The most common accident on a staircase is a slip, trip or fall which could be caused by an item on the stairs or something as simple as tripping over your own feet whilst rushing downstairs and causing yourself a trip injury.

    Is it a good idea to store items on the staircase or could it cause a slip, trip or fall?

    In most circumstances storing objects on a staircase is not a good idea as this creates more potential hazards. However, if you don’t have children and you are able to store the items in a way that does not get in the way of you walking downstairs without having a slip, trip or fall it can be a good place to store some items.

    Any other ideas for the best way of storing items on a staircase?

    If you really want to make the best use of your house and your staircase but want to avoid slips, trips or falls you could make use of the space underneath the staircase in the form of shelves or drawers. This means you would be able to store items in the staircase without them posing a slip, trip or fall risk.  You could also put shelves up around the stairs to avoid having to place any items actually on the stairs.

    If you do have a slip, trip or fall which wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation claims such as slips, trip or falls.

    With years of experience Accident Advice Helplines team of lawyers will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible for you and all on a no win no fee* basis. In fact, the majority of clients are able to settle their claims without having to step foot into a court room.

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    To find out if you could make a slip, trip or fall claim speak to one of the trained advisors on the 24-hour free phone number. Alternatively to find out how much your potential claim could be worth take the simple 30-second compensation calculator online today.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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