Few of us will ever have the need to visit a fire station. However there might be situations in which this would occur. For example some fire stations have open days in which they invite the local community to come and meet the fire fighters. Children can learn about the fire service and explore the fire engine in the process.
There will be certain parts of the fire station that will be off-limits, but on the whole it gives people a chance to learn more about the people who work there and how the work is done.
Of course, if you work for the fire service you may spend every day in a fire station. You might work as a fire fighter or as another member of staff employed for a different reason. Whatever the case may be, you would expect the premises to be fit for use and safe to be in, whoever you were and whatever the reason might be for you to be there. Thankfully accidents that occur in a fire station are very rare indeed. However a fall in a fire station could potentially happen quite easily, especially if a potential hazard was present that had not been identified or dealt with.
What could lead to a fall?
Slips, trips and falls can happen for all kinds of reasons. In some cases they might occur due to simple human error. If you don’t look where you are going you could trip up as a result. Most of us have done this.
However if there was a spillage in an area of the fire station that had not been noticed or cleaned up, and there was no warning sign to alert you to this, you might fall as a result and hurt yourself. This could potentially lead to a painful injury that would not otherwise have occurred.
Could you be in a position to claim compensation?
A no win, no fee* compensation claim could be in your future if you have a good case to make after a fall in a fire station.
By contacting Accident Advice Helpline you have a good chance of speaking with a professional injury compensation lawyer who might be able to support you through making a case.
Call 0800 689 0500 now or use the 30-second online test to get some quick answers to find out what to do next.
Date Published: March 25, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims