Tripping over: It’s something we are all capable of doing from time to time. Sometimes it’s a simple case of not looking where you are putting your feet. However, at other times, someone else might have neglected their health and safety duties and this has led to the accident occurring. For example, if you tripped on a self-storage hazard, you have to ask yourself whether you were at fault because you didn’t keep your self-storage space tidy, or whether the company that owns the storage facility might be at fault.
It’s not always easy to figure out the answer to this. Most people do take care to watch where they are putting their feet. This means even if a hazard might potentially be present, it may not necessarily cause an accident. However, this is not an excuse for whoever owns the facility to ignore it. All health and safety laws should be applied to make sure it is safe for everyone to use.
The popularity of self-storage
Self-storage has become exceptionally popular in recent years. There are lots of reasons for this. Some people move and have to put their possessions in storage temporarily before moving into a new property. Others downsize, which means they have to find somewhere to store the things they do not have room for, but don’t want to throw away.
In other cases, people may store business records in a storage unit or locker. Since there are units both large and small available, there is always something of the right size for a particular client’s needs.
Have you been injured in this type of situation?
These facilities must always be kept tidy and the corridors and communal spaces should be kept free from rubbish, pallets and anything else that might pose a hazard. Uneven floors, different floor levels and other potential hazards might mean someone could have tripped on a self-storage hazard of some kind.
If this includes you, make sure you pick up the phone to call 0800 689 0500 today. That’s the number that puts you through to Accident Advice Helpline, where you could have a chance to make a compensation claim. You never know unless you try calling, at which point one of our lawyers could take up your case on your behalf. With our advice and support, it’s easy to find out more details.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims