Inadequate lighting might seem more like an annoyance than a danger, but if you suffer a slip, trip or fall that has been caused by poor or faulty lighting, you could be seriously injured. It could be that your workplace has poor lighting, or maybe you’ve been injured after a fall in a public place, such as a shopping centre, leisure centre or the local public library. Whatever has happened, you could claim inadequate lighting compensation if you feel that poor lighting was the cause of your accident.
Since we were established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has handled hundreds of claims for accident at work and in public places – amongst them many inadequate lighting compensation claims. We could help you get the compensation you deserve, on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Injuries caused by inadequate lighting
You might be wondering what sort of injuries could be caused by poor lighting in public places or at work. Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accidents that are often a result of inadequate lighting – for example, if you’re going down a flight of stairs in a shop and the lighting is poor, you could miss a step and fall, suffering cuts and bruises, broken bones or even a more serious injury like a head injury. Or perhaps poor lighting in the office at work meant you didn’t see a trailing cable or box of files on the floor and you tripped and fell. You could easily break your wrist, sprain your ankle or suffer a back injury from a trip.
It might be that you’ve suffered life-changing injuries after an accident caused by poor lighting at work. For example, if you work in a factory and the lighting on the production floor is inadequate, you could trip and fall onto or into machinery with moving parts, suffering crush injuries or severe lacerations. Some people may never fully recover from their injuries and might be left suffering both physically and psychologically for the rest of their lives. Making a personal injury claim will get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering, but also for any loss of earnings you’ve experienced as a result of your accident.
Who’s to blame?
Lighting in public places is the responsibility of the building owner, whilst in the workplace it is up to your employer to ensure that adequate lighting has been installed. If you’re injured as a result of a poorly-lit workspace or have an accident in a public place, you could claim compensation from the building’s owner or your employer. Accident Advice Helpline can help you – just give our freephone helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you’re eligible to make a claim, or get confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert advisors.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton