Landlords have a duty of care to protect tenants against accidental injuries by keeping their properties well-maintained and safe. Sadly, not all landlords appear to take this duty seriously. Tenants injured due to landlord’s breach of duty are entitled to compensation. Here are some of the most common injury claims between tenants and landlords.
Injury claims between tenants and landlords
The most common instances of injury claims against landlords include claims for injuries by:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Electrical fires
- Gas explosions and/or fires
Slip and trip injuries are mostly the result of landlords not keeping flooring and/or stairs in a safe condition. In many cases, trip or slip injury claims between tenants and landlords are the result of loose or uneven flooring, damaged steps on stairs or inadequate lighting in stairwells, passages, etc.
Electrical fires and gas-related injuries are frequently caused by lack of regular maintenance or failure to repair reported faults/damages.
Making a claim
To successfully make a claim against your landlord, you must provide evidence showing that they were responsible for your personal injuries and resulting financial losses. Such evidence may consist of:
- Photographs of the damaged/loose flooring or faulty wiring/appliance that caused your accident
- Copies of letters reporting a fault or damage
- Statements by other tenants
You will also need documentation of your injuries and losses (medical records, receipts for replaced property, and so on) to support your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
We have over 16 years’ worth of experience in handling injury claims between tenants and landlords. As such, our in-house solicitors can establish your landlord’s liability and get you the compensation you are entitled to quickly and efficiently. Operating under conditional fee agreements, they can handle most claims over the phone and in many cases, claims are settled without the need to take the case to court. Circumstances can vary significantly between cases, so this cannot, however, be guaranteed.
How much compensation you will receive or how long it will take to settle your case can also not be predicted with precision for the same reason. Any time frame or potential compensation amount we may provide you with will, therefore, be rough estimates based on previous cases only.
Enlist our help
You can get free, no-obligation advice on when and how to claim and enlist our in-house solicitors’ help by picking up your landline telephone or mobile and dialling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 now. All calls are kept strictly confidential by our friendly, sympathetic advisors.
Date Published: March 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice