If you are renting out your house or flat then, as a landlord, you have a responsibility to make sure it is liveable and safe. However, if you are at fault as a landlord what happens next?
Slips, trips and falls and other accidents around the home
An accident claim could be made by a tenant if the cause of the injury such as a slip, trip or fall was caused by the negligence of the landlord. This could be anything from a loose paving slab which was reported to the landlord but not fixed or a broken pipe. If the slip, trip or fall injury was caused by disrepair to the house then you may be at fault as a landlord.
Claims process after the accident
If you are found at fault as a landlord then it may be that the tenant decides to raise a claim for compensation. If this happens, the first thing you need to do is talk to your insurance company and a lawyer for legal advice. This will give you an idea of what your insurance will pay out for and whether you are likely to have to pay the compensation from your own pocket.
Your solicitor or lawyer will be able to advise on whether your tenant has a solid case and whether you should consider settling before it gets to court to avoid further legal fees.
If you are a tenant and have had a slip, trip or fall or any other injury in your home within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as slip, trip and fall injury claims.
With over 10 years’ worth of experience, our team of highly skilled lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, most of our clients are able to settle their slip, trip or fall claim without stepping foot in a court room.
Call one of our friendly advisors today on freephone 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to find out more about whether you could be eligible to make an accident claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown