Your local library is a place where you can relax and enjoy reading, researching, studying or even browsing the internet – all for free. There’s something wonderful about being able to borrow books without a charge, and if you’re a bookworm, you could save a lot of money by joining your local library rather than spending your hard-earned cash at a book shop. The last thing you expect when visiting the library (or working there) is to be injured, but if the worst happens, you might be able to claim library injury compensation.
You’ll want to ensure that you choose a reputable personal injury lawyer such as Accident Advice Helpline – we specialise in personal injury law and have years of experience handling claims for library injury compensation and many other different injuries.
What’s the worst that could happen in a library?
Sure, libraries seem like safe places, and for the most part, they are. But accidents have the potential to happen anywhere, at any time. Here are a few examples of the types of accidents which could happen to staff or customers at a library:
- Slip, trip or fall – for example tripping over a stack of books or falling down a flight of stairs
- Injured by books falling from height
- Injured when a bookcase collapses, causing crush injuries
- Lacerations from damaged library seating or shelving
- Electrocuted by faulty equipment such as photocopiers or computers/printers
- Scalded by hot liquids such as tea or coffee
If you’ve been injured at your local library, whether you were working there as a member of staff or visiting to borrow books, you could find yourself eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Your employer has a duty to keep you safe at work, and as most libraries are council-owned, your local council could be held liable if you are injured whilst visiting the library as a customer.
How can we help you?
Perhaps you have sprained your ankle after falling down stairs at your local library or have been injured by heavy books falling from a shelf. Or maybe you’ve suffered severe lacerations to your leg after sitting on a damaged library seat. Whatever has happened, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim the personal injury compensation you deserve. Just pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your accident in more detail and find out if you’re able to make a claim. If you are eligible to claim, you’ll benefit from our 100% no win, no fee* service.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton