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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for tripping on a rug


    Rugs make for a good floor covering and add style and class to many areas. They are used in public areas such as restaurants, pubs and other locations as well as in private homes. You may see them in hotels, B&Bs and other accommodation too.

    There is always the potential to find yourself tripping on a rug if you don’t look where you are going. However, in some cases this is merely an accident. In other cases though it might be proven that the accident was someone else’s fault. They may have laid a rug that was curled up at the edges and therefore, presented a tripping hazard. The rug might even be folded in half on the floor to allow for vacuuming underneath and then it is not laid back down properly again.

    Whatever happens, tripping on a rug can lead to painful injuries. You can hurt your hands, knees or arms trying to break your fall and possibly hurt your head too. If you fall you may knock into something or someone else and cause further problems. Even if injuries are minor they can still be painful to cope with.

    Tripping on a rug – how much compensation could you get?

    It all depends on the nature of your injury and the circumstances surrounding it. For example if you trip over and injure a finger you may not receive as much in compensation as if you were to fall over a rug and break a leg. This is why it is always a good idea to seek legal advice from a professional injury compensation lawyer. They will have the expertise to assess your claim and to see whether there is firm evidence that negligence was to blame for your accident.

    Could our no-obligation advice help you?

    It may well do – and you can start the quick and easy way by trying our 30-second online test to see if you have a case. From that point on you can call our free 24/7 enquiry line to determine whether you can put in a no win, no fee* case with our assistance. We have the experience in this area to determine where you stand and to take on your case while enabling you to have the minimum of hassle. Call now and find out more so you can see whether you can indeed claim for compensation.

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    Date Published: July 22, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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