Have you been injured after a trip or fall in a stairwell? There are many different common causes of stairwell accidents, making them more frequent than you might realise. Whether you have been injured in a stairwell accident at work or in a public place, you could find you’re able to make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident.
How did your accident happen?
Common causes of stairwell accidents include:
- Damaged stairs which could cause you to trip
- Hazards left lying around which could cause a trip and fall
- Spilt liquids or food on stairs which could cause you to slip
- Broken or damaged banisters which could give way and cause a fall from height
- Somebody dropping objects from height which could hit people at the bottom of the stairwell
- Loose carpet or flooring, which could cause a trip
As you can see, slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accidents to occur in stairwells, and these could leave you seriously injured. Strains and sprains, fractures ankles and wrists, head and facial injuries and back injuries can all be suffered by victims of a stairwell accident. But who is to blame? It depends on where your accident happened. If you’ve been injured at work, the company manager could be held responsible, whilst if you are injured in a public place such as a shopping centre or car park, the owners will usually be held liable.
Either way, if somebody else is at fault, you can claim personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so anybody is able to make a claim with us, at any time (within three years of their accident).
How much compensation will you get?
Common causes of stairwell accidents could lead to life-changing injuries, and the amount of compensation you’ll receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life. For an idea of how much you could be entitled to, why not take the 30-second test on our website? Or call us and our expert advisors will be able to answer any questions you have about the claims process.
We have more than 15 years’ experience handling personal injury claims, which means we are perfectly positioned to get you the compensation you deserve as we have a great track record of success. So get in touch with us today by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: May 12, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton