Think about how many times you go up and down stairs during your average day. Most of us will do this at least a couple of times at home or at our work, and if you have been injured in an accident on stairs, you could suffer a fall down stairs knee injury. The knee is a complex part of the body and there are a number of different types of injury that you could sustain. But if somebody else is at fault for your accident – for example, your employer – then you could make a no win no fee claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
What type of fall down stairs knee injury have you suffered?
As we mentioned there are many different types of knee injuries, but here are a few examples of the types of fall down stairs knee injury we have handled claims for:
- Tendon tears
- Anterior cruciate or posterior cruciate ligament injuries
If you suffer a knee injury you may hear a ‘pop’ and feel your knee give out, suffer severe pain and swelling, be unable to move your knee or unable to walk properly. These are all signs that you need to seek medical attention for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Treatment for knee injuries can range from physical therapy and immobilisation (wearing a cast or brace) for more minor injuries to surgery for more severe injuries. Surgery is often required to restore full leg function after a fall resulting in a knee injury.
Who’s to blame for your accident?
If you have fallen down stairs at work, ask yourself how your accident happened. Perhaps the linoleum or floor covering on the stairs was loose; loose treads can also be a tripping hazard. Perhaps you were leaning on a hand rail which gave way and broke, or maybe you slipped on a wet floor and fell down stairs. In all of these cases, your employer could be held liable for your injuries and ordered to pay you compensation. These types of accidents could just as easily happen in a shop, leisure centre or other public place too, and somebody else could be to blame for your accident.