Most of us will encounter a flight of stairs at some point during our day, whether you’re going up and down stairs at work, climbing stairs in a department store or coming down stairs at your local coffee shop on your lunch break. Stairs are actually a fairly common place for accidents to happen, and if you’ve slipped on wet stairs, you could suffer some nasty injuries. It’s important to establish who is to blame for your accident though, and if you believe somebody else is to blame, you could make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident.
What injuries have you suffered?
Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people claim compensation after they have slipped on wet stairs. In some cases, somebody has spilt something on the stairs which hasn’t been cleaned up, causing a slipping hazard. In other cases the wet stairs were the result of a leaking roof or a window which has been left open, whilst cleaners failing to display wet floor warning signs were the causes of other accidents. Here are a few examples of the types of injuries we have handled claims for:
- Fractured ankle or leg
- Hip fracture
- Wrist fracture – this is common when you brace yourself against a fall downstairs
- Head injury, particularly common if you have fallen down a long flight of stairs or hit your head on a wall or handrail
- Knocked out teeth or facial injuries
- Sprained ankle or wrist
- Back, shoulder and neck injuries
You may need to take time off work to make a full recovery from your injuries, and if you’re off, you won’t be earning your full salary. By making a personal injury claim, you could be compensated for your loss of earnings, making life easier for you and your family whilst you focus on getting well.
Do you deserve to be compensated?
If you’ve slipped on wet stairs and somebody else is at fault, then you absolutely deserve to be compensated for your injuries, however minor or life changing. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to get advice in confidence from our team of expert personal injury advisors. It’s free to call us and there’s no obligation to go ahead with a claim; we leave that decision up to you. There are no unexpectedly large fees to shell out for either, as our team of personal injury lawyers works on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton