Like other large educational establishments, Columbia University is frequented by an array of students, teachers and visitors on a daily basis. Busy days at a university mean that occasionally, oversights, bad or even criminal behaviour or mistakes can lead to accidental injuries.
Slips, trips and falls are among the most common incidents causing personal injuries, but injuries by defective equipment have also been known to happen in the past.
Students, teachers and visitors alike can help to prevent university accidents by:
- Looking out for and reporting potential slip, trip and fall hazards
- Checking that equipment about to be used is in good, safe working order
- Remaining within well-lit areas when navigating the university and campus in the dark
- Staying clear of known ‘trouble-makers’
- Reporting bad or potentially criminal behaviour immediately
Using common sense and considering not only your own health and safety, but also that of others will go a long way towards preventing accidents at Colombia University.
When bad things happen
Sometimes, even the greatest care and vigilance cannot prevent Colombia University accidents. Should you sustain a slip, trip or fall injury, an injury by defective equipment or for any other reason due to negligence, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Where to go for help
Get helpful advice from a sympathetic Accident Advice Helpline advisor by calling the company’s 24/7 freephone advice line. In addition to asking you a series of questions concerning your university accident in order to establish your claim eligibility (any details you provide will be kept confidential), the advisor answering your call will be able to answer any claim-related questions you may have. He or she will also be able to get an in-house solicitor assigned to your case.
A member of Accident Advice Helpline’s own nationwide legal team, your solicitor will be assigned to you based on his or her experience in handling compensation claims similar to yours, regardless of whether you are claiming for compensation following a slip, fall or trip injury or an accident involving faulty equipment.
The compensation you will ultimately be awarded will take the extent of your injury and the pain and suffering it has caused you into consideration, as well as the possible long-term effect it may have on your life, potential loss of earnings and any expenses you incurred as a result of your trip, slip or fall. So give us a call today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice