Every multi-level office building has stairs, but when these stairs are
not carefully maintained they can be a dangerous fall hazard. According
to the National Safety Council's Safety and Health Magazine, falls
to lower levels often result in days away from work. 28% of all of these
falls that require recovery time happen on stairs at the office. This
means that stairs facilitate more fall injuries than ladders, which account
for about 25% of all occupation falls.
Whether you are at your office, at a school, or at a public building that
has stairs, it is important to be careful as you ascend or descend the
staircase. If stairs are not properly built, it can cause serious accidents.
Depending on the construction of the stairs, and the location where the
fall takes place, you may be able to seek compensation in the event of
an injury. For example, if stairs are wet because of a water spill, and
this causes you to slip, then you may be able to seek compensation.
Also, if the edge of each stair is not equipped with a material or surface
that will help to prevent trips or slips, then you may be able to seek
compensation. If the stairs are uneven, or if the staircase does not have
a handrail to use for support, then this can also result in liability.
If you have been injured in a stair accident, then you will want to discuss
your situation with a professional San Jose personal injury lawyer. You
can contact the firm if you are seeking compensation for a work-related
accident or want to file a lawsuit for
The professional attorneys at The Dunnion Law Firm are willing to talk
to you for free, so you can discuss your case with the, by calling (888)
644-0659. The firm has recovered over $25,000,000 since 1975, and the
lawyers are members of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum®. This is
because they have been able to achieve settlements over one million dollars
for victims of injuries in the past. Talk to the firm today and see if
they can help you with your premises liability accident!