Compensation for a fall down steps

Unless you happen to work or live in a single storey building, then you will have to deal with stairs on a regular basis. As the most practical form of transportation between storeys, stairs are a crucial part of almost any building and also form an important part of any fire escape – as such, in almost any new building, even a skyscraper you will generally find a staircase.

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There are many rules and regulations over how stairwells must be maintained in both a public area and in the workplace. This includes ensuring that they are kept clear of obstructions and well-lit at all times, to ensure that they are not only an effective fire escape, but also that they aren’t the cause of unnecessary injuries. If you have been injured falling down stairs as the result of negligence on behalf of your employer, or a property owner, then you could consider making a compensation claim. 

What injuries could I receive from a fall down steps?

Depending on how far you fall and the construction of the stairs you could suffer from a range of minor or potentially major injuries. Some of the common injuries that you could claim for include:

  • Head and neck injuries from a fall
  • Broken bones and torn/sprained ligaments
  • Bruising and scarring from an impact
  • Potential death.

Who could I make a claim against for a fall down steps?

Depending on how your injuries occurred, there are a number of people who you could consider claiming against for a fall down steps. If your injuries were caused in the workplace as the result of a poorly maintained stairwell, poor lighting, or items being left carelessly in the stairwell then you could claim against your employer for workplace negligence. If your injuries were caused in a public stairwell in a rental property then the maintenance is the responsibility of the landlord or the building owner, and you could direct your claim towards them. 

How can the team at Manners Pimblett work with me?

Dealing with personal injury claims can often be difficult and confusing if you aren’t sure of legalities, and that’s why it can be a great idea to enlist the help of an expert – that’s where the team at Manners Pimblett can help you. Our team will work with you throughout the claims process, every step of the way to make sure that you the compensation you deserve.

So what are you waiting for? To get the ball rolling on your personal injury claim contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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