Plenty of people walk up and down steps every day without thinking too much about it. We take due care on steps of all kinds but we do expect them to be in reasonable condition as well. While most people responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of their premises or locations are extremely good at dealing with these responsibilities, there is the potential for them to drop the ball. If this should occur you may end up using steps that are not fit for purpose. Even if they are made from concrete or another robust material they can end up being damaged or cracked, or have a piece missing that makes them uneven and more dangerous to use.
If you should end up tripping on steps it can cause you to fall and experience nasty injuries. You may already know that falling on a flat surface can be painful. Imagine tripping on steps when you are partway down them – it is very easy to lose your balance and end up falling down more steps as a result. This could lead to a trip to A&E to assess and treat any injuries you may have.
How severe can these injuries be?
It depends on how far you fall and how you fall in the first place. Tripping on steps can put you off-balance. Injuries people sustain can include twisted ankles, broken or fractured bones or tendons in their hands as they try to break their fall and numerous other problems as well. There should be evidence of negligence on the part of the person or people who are responsible for the upkeep of the steps if you are to make a compensation claim, but this is something a professional injury compensation lawyer can help you work out.
Accident Advice Helpline may be able to secure compensation for you
If you think you may have good cause to put in a no win, no fee* claim, come to Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if this is the case. Our experienced team members are here to help around the clock, answering our free 24/7 enquiry line at all times. Could we assist you in making a successful claim? Seek out our no-obligation advice now and find out the answer. We are here to determine the facts and to see whether you could indeed make a claim.
Date Published: July 22, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims