Had an accident on a staircase and need to make a ‘no win, no fee*’ Manston claim?
We all like to think that no matter who we are or where we go that we are cautious and safe. Sometimes however accidents happen through no fault of our own and as such we can end up suffering injuries that could have been avoided if some due care and attention had been taken. Accidents often happen on stairs or steps (inside or out) and can happen for a number of reasons. At Accident Advice Helpline, along with our ‘no win, no fee*’ Manston solicitors, we are only too aware of this. Here are just a few of the reasons why accidents can occur on stairs or steps.
- Poor lighting
- Badly secured flooring such as carpet or lino
- Spillages that have not been cleaned up
- Broken or damaged tiles
- Untreated surfaces such as loose tiles or concrete
Again these accidents can occur anywhere and it is a requirement of the people in charge of a building (be it a public building, a private dwelling or a workplace) to ensure that every effort is made to reduce the risk of accidents occurring. Stairs and steps are particularly bad places to have accidents. You not only have the initial accident to contend with such as a slip or a trip. But you also have to contend with the subsequent fall which may see you collide with a great many edges, sharp corners and fall over and over again. Accident Advice Helpline and our ‘no win, no fee*’ Manston solicitors have helped a considerable number of people who have suffered injuries in similar such circumstances.
I fell on some stairs and it wasn’t my fault – can you help with my ‘no win, no fee*’ Manston compensation?
As we’ve already said, falling on stairs or steps can be a painful and traumatic experience. Injuries can be severe and can lead to broken limbs as well as bruising, possible dislocation of joints or discs in the back, as well as leaving the victim with head injuries that can cause concussion. If you have suffered such a fall then you may be able to claim compensation if the accident was not your fault and happened within the last three years. Again it is important to remember that regardless of where the accident occurs the owners of the building have a duty of care to anyone using the stairs or steps within the confines of that building.
What can Accident Advice Helpline do to help?
If you have suffered an accident on a flight of stairs or steps in the last three years and it was not through any fault of your own then you may be eligible for ‘no win, no fee*’ Manston compensation. Your injuries may have been such that you lost time from work or have been unable to participate in activities as you would on a day to day basis. You can contact Accident Advice Helpline on our 24 hour a day, 7 day a week landline number which is 0800 689 0500 or our mobile number 0333 500 0993 and a member of our team will take you through an initial assessment and then pass you on to our ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitors in Manston if you are eligible. You can also contact us using the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 25th September 2014
Author: David Brown