We all understand that when we invite people into our homes, we should have considered their health and safety, taking reasonable precautions to prevent any accidents. Yet, there are times when people simply call round unexpectedly, when the house is somewhat turned upside down, so are you liable for uninvited guests if they have an accident in your home? After all, slips, trips and falls are fairly common accidents.
Accidents at home: are you liable for uninvited guests?
Generally speaking, even if you haven’t invited someone round, once you have brought them into your home, you have a duty to ensure their health and safety, regardless of whether you were expecting them.
With that in mind, are you liable for uninvited guests?
In the case that an injury or illness is sustained in your home, or on your property, due to your negligence, you can be held liable for the harm and distress suffered by any guest. This is the case, even if the accident that occurred was a simple trip over a trailing wire.
Are you liable for uninvited guests who are to blame for their own accident? This is an entirely different situation, and the chances are that if a guest accident occurred due to human error or a simple mishap, you would not be held liable.
Claiming compensation for domestic accidents
If you have been involved in an accident at home through no fault of your own, and you believe a third party is to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm and distress you have been made to endure.
Of course, all accidents are unique. This is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. During this initial consultation, we will discuss the basis of your case, from which we aim to determine where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
No matter whether you suffered a trip or a severe life-threatening accident, for more information regarding personal injury compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.
Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. Get in touch today on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice