Self-storage is great if you’re moving home or just want to de-clutter your house and have a bit more space, without getting rid of all your stuff, and most self-storage facilities offer a range of packages to help you budget for your storage. Self-storage facilities often offer 24-hour access, which means you can access your belongings day or night.
But there’s the potential for an accident in a self-storage facility to occur at any time and if you’ve been injured, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim personal injury compensation. Our lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee service, which means you don’t need to worry about expensive legal fees.
What kind of accidents could happen?
You might be wondering what kind of accident in a self-storage facility could happen. One of the most commonly reported types of accident is a slip, trip or fall, usually over hazards left in self-storage facility units or hallways.
You could suffer broken bones, a strain or sprain or torn ligaments – there have even been cases of people knocking their teeth out after a serious fall. Manual handling injuries are also common; throwing your back out or hurting your neck or shoulder after lifting heavy or awkward boxes and items.
You could even be crushed or pinned by your vehicle if it reverses back into you whilst you’re unloading boxes – there was a recent fatality in America where this happened. If you or someone you’re close to have been injured at a self-storage facility and you believe somebody else is to blame – for example if somebody has left boxes in the communal hallway and you have tripped over them – then you could claim personal injury compensation.
How much compensation will you get?
Expecting a six-figure settlement in compensation just isn’t realistic – ok, so you may be awarded a substantial settlement if you have sustained serious injuries, but we’ll take into account your pain and suffering as well as how your injuries have affected your life and your finances in order to work out your compensation settlement.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and you could find out if you’re eligible to make a claim – it’s free to call and our advisers offer confidential advice with no obligation to proceed with a claim. Don’t wait around too long though as there’s a three-year time limit to make a claim.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen