Every year a few of the personal injury claims in Penicuik that we here at Accident Advice Helpline help people with in terms of getting the claims launched, are claims that arise from people falling downstairs. Unfortunately, if the injury victim simply misplaced their footing, or tripped over their own feet, then the likelihood is that they won’t have a legitimate claim for compensation.
If however, the fall was caused by something like a new stair carpet that had been incorrectly fitted, or something similar, the contractor who fitted the carpet may be liable to be sued for compensation.
Accidents in the home cause more injuries here in the UK than any other type of accident. All in all there are approximately 5,000 deaths per annum resulting from accidents and incidents in the home, most of which actually take place in the sitting/living room. In terms of falling down the stairs, as many as 4,200 children are injured every year. Taking all types of accidents in the home into account, the cost to society is estimated as being over £45 billion per annum.
How many people begin their claims in Penicuik
If you’ve had an accident in the home of some description and the blame for that accident can clearly be apportioned to a third party, the chances are that you have a legitimate claim for compensation. To establish this, the best place to start is here on this website by taking what we refer to as the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test. Although this test is not infallible, it will give you a good indication of whether or not your claim is likely to be considered valid, and if it is, how much compensation you could be awarded. This is how many people begin their claims in Penicuik.
Rather than just tapping keys on a computer and trusting the Internet, some people prefer to talk to another human being, which is why we operate our free helpline service. This helpline is staffed by members of our customer support team all of whom are fully trained and experienced. You can chat to a member of this team for free when you call 0800 689 0500 from any landline here in the UK.
If you’d rather use your mobile for convenience, or because you don’t have access to a landline, then you’ll need to call an alternative number which is 0333 500 0993.
The Accident Advice Helpline no win no fee* guarantee
All of the claims we process here at Accident Advice Helpline are subject to our no win no fee* guarantee, so in the unlikely event that your claim should fail, you won’t end up having to pay our legal fees. With little to risk and everything to gain, why not get in touch with us today and register your claim?