Stairs are hardly the most hazardous thing you’ll come across throughout the course of your day – but if you’re spending any time in a public place, such as a school, hospital or shopping centre with stairs, it pays to be aware that there is the potential for accidents to happen. Damaged steps, faulty handrails or spillages could all lead to an accident which could leave members of the public suffering from minor or serious injuries.
Claiming dangerous stairs injury compensation could be possible within three years of your accident, if somebody else is to blame for your injuries. Feeling unsure who’s at fault? Accident Advice Helpline can help you get to the bottom of things, and our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Slips, trips and falls
You might be wondering, “What’s the worst that could happen?” when it comes to accidents on stairs, but they can actually be pretty dangerous if they’re not well-maintained. You could slip on a wet staircase (for example after it has been mopped, or if somebody has spilt something and failed to clean it up) and fall, suffering serious injuries including broken bones or a back or head injury. Or you could catch your heel on a damaged step and take a tumble.
You might even be injured due to a faulty handrail which comes away from the wall as you are going downstairs. Poor lighting in a stairwell is a major cause of accidents, and a lighting failure or lighting which is too dim could increase your risk of being involved in an accident, at work or in a public place.
At the end of the day, the building owner has a responsibility to ensure that stairs are maintained to a safe standard, so whatever the cause of your accident, you could find yourself eligible to claim dangerous stair injury compensation.
Why choose us?
When you’ve been injured in an accident, whether at work or in a public place – or even if a member of your family has been injured – you want to ensure the personal injury claims process doesn’t add stress to your life. That’s why Accident Advice Helpline is here. We’ve been helping people claim compensation since 2000 and we’re proud to have been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our outstanding customer service. Whether you’ve suffered broken bones after a fall downstairs or have been left with ongoing pain from a back injury, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton