When you are rushing around shopping, one factor that could result in personal injury is uneven flooring or loose carpet within the shopping mall. Carpet is a common option for flooring within shopping malls, however, carpet which is torn, frayed or ripped is a definite trip hazard. If you have had a trip or fall after shopping and stepping on a piece of loose carpet or tile, then you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Loose carpet is potentially dangerous for children and the elderly
Loose carpet and tiles can be especially dangerous for the elderly and children. Accidents could happen on stairs within shopping malls, and if a step is loose then a serious injury could occur. A further factor involving trips and slips on stairs is poor lighting, which can disguise a carpet pattern, or the edge of a step. The lack of handrails on shopping mall stairs could also heighten the severity of the trip or fall.
Injuries which can occur after slips, trips or falls on loose flooring or carpet include:
- Bruises and cuts
- Twisted ankles
- Broken bones
As much evidence as possible
If you decide to make a claim, then it is a good idea to gather as much evidence as possible about your accident. For example you could take a photograph of the loose carpet or uneven flooring. Talking to witnesses of the accident and recording their contact details is also important.
If you have had a recent injury after a slip or fall on loose carpet, or uneven flooring, at a shopping mall, then contact Accident Advice Helpline.
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If you have had a trip, slip or fall due to loose carpet in the past three years, that was not your fault, then we can help you gain personal injury compensation. Fill in our 30-second compensation calculator test, or call us on our free 24/7 helpline today!
Date Published: December 15, 2013
Author: David Brown