One minute you’re walking down the stairs at your school, place of work or even in the shopping mall – the next you are in hospital with a broken leg or laid up at home with cuts, bruises and a sprained ankle. “How did that happen?” you’re probably thinking. Falls down flights of stairs are actually incredibly common, and the number one cause of these types of falls? Wet stairs. Whether the stairs in question have recently been cleaned or somebody has spilt liquids on the stairs and failed to clean it up, a wet flight of stairs could put you at risk of serious injury – even death. But there is something you can do…
Why not make a claim for wet stairs injury compensation? Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve helped hundreds of customers claim compensation for a fall down a wet flight of stairs, and our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
What injuries have you sustained?
You’d be forgiven for thinking that most falls lead to leg and ankle injuries – whilst that’s true, there are plenty of other injuries you could suffer after falling down a flight of wet stairs. Check out some of these injuries, which we have handled wet stairs injury compensation claims for many years:
- Fractured or sprained wrist – from bracing yourself as you fall
- Fractured fingers
- Head injuries including concussion and brain injury
- Loss of teeth after hitting your face as you fall
- Facial injuries including fractured cheekbones
- Fractured ribs
- Eye injuries
- Back, shoulder or neck injuries
As you can see, you could sustain some pretty serious injuries, depending on the nature of your fall. If you hit the wall or an object as you fall, you’re far more likely to suffer serious injuries – but even a fractured wrist could mean treatment in hospital and weeks or months off work, leaving you affected by loss of earnings.
We’ll help you out
Most people don’t realise that making a personal injury claim is actually pretty simple to do. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and you could find out if you have a viable claim and get confidential advice from our expert team. You could receive a substantial settlement that could help you out financially until you’re ready to return to work, so get in touch with us today; it’s free to call.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton