Slip, trips and falls can be caused by defective stairs, stairwells, and handrails. Even though strict regulations and construction practices are dictating how stairs and stairways should be constructed, defective or unmaintained stairs are a common cause of injury on construction sites. Preventing these injuries is as easy as performing a safety inspection every once in a while, but, unfortunately, those responsible fail to inspect them or to make repairs when necessary, and this negligence can lead to severe injuries and even death.

Some of the most common stair hazards include:

  • Uneven stair heights and widths
  • Tilted steps
  • Poor structural integrity
  • Design flaws
  • Missing or defective handrails
  • Poor lighting
  • Loose carpeting
  • Slippery surface

A fall down the stairway has a serious potential to lead to devastating injuries and even death. Some of the most common injuries suffered after a fall down a defective stairway include, but are not limited to:

If you were injured while working on a constructions site because of a stairway defect, including lack of lighting or loose handrails, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. Here, at John M. O’Brien & Associates, we represent victims who suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, including victims of faulty stairs accidents. You can fill out a free case evaluation form or give us a call, and we will discuss whether a fair settlement can be reached, or whether litigation is the better option.

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