Compensation for falling down stairs

When it comes to homes, multi storey properties are a popular choice with many families who may like the idea of segregating certain areas of their home, or simply not be able to afford larger blocks of land and therefore choose to build up rather than building out. In any multi storey property, there will generally be one or more sets of stairs which allow you to travel easily between levels and these are an often essential part of any home or general building.

Stairs can be quite dangerous and if we aren’t paying attention or if the stairs are not correctly constructed or maintained we may take a slip or fall down the stairs. In many cases this can involve a fall from quite a substantial height and by the time we reach the bottom of the stairs we can have a number of serious injuries. If you have been injured as the result of negligence on behalf of the building owners when it comes to maintaining their stairwells, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

How could I be injured falling down stairs?

There are a number of ways that you could be injured falling down stairs, but most commonly it is due to something being left in or near to the stairwell or due to the stairs being slippery or uneven which may cause a trip or fall. If you are using a public stairwell or even a stairwell in the home of a family member or friend, it’s their responsibility to ensure that it is safe to use at all times, and if you feel that they have been negligent in this way then you could make a claim.

What injuries might I be able to claim for?

When it comes to claiming for stairwell injuries, some of the most common claims include:

  • Head and neck injuries from a fall
  • Broken bones
  • Sprained or injured ankles and wrists
  • Potential brain damage.

What information do I need to make a claim?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation you may feel bad, especially if it’s against a family member or friend, but what you need to remember is that in many cases house insurance can cover accidental injuries such as this. Before you feel reluctant to make a claim, it’s a good idea to approach the owner of the property and obtain any relevant insurance details they may have as this will help with the claim. It will also help with your peace of mind that you aren’t leaving them heavily out of pocket as a result. 

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a personal injury claim the team at Manners Pimblett are industry leaders and we will work around the clock to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. For more information or to start the claims process today contact the Manners Pimblett team on 0845 077 0772. .

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