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Stairs and Fall Hazards

Stairs and Fall Hazards

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 9-Aug-2013

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 premises liability.

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!