Slips, trips and falls in the home and garden are common everyday accidents that we can expect to experience every once in a while. We also, at times, experience injuries in the home due to issues such as burst pipes, faulty electrics or malfunctioning appliances.
Yet, when you are involved in an accident at home, caused by landlord negligence, you may feel as much anger and annoyance as you do physical pain. In cases such as these, you may want to seek the advice from a specialist law firm that will help you determine whether or not you have a case eligible for personal injury compensation.
Is my landlord liable for my injuries in the home?
Under The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, landlords have a legal obligation to maintain their properties and installations to a standard ‘fit for human habitation’. This state must be declared at the start of the tenancy and upheld throughout the entirety of the lease.
In many cases, tenants have no responsibility for the property and many of its fixtures and appliances. With that in mind, when an injury is sustained due to issues with the property or its contents, it is likely the property owner has failed to meet his duty of care. As such, negligent landlords can be held liable for injuries sustained because of the accident.
For homes where children are present, landlords must employ a greater degree of care to ensure the property is fit for youngsters who, by nature, are less aware of hazards.
Does your case meet the following criteria?
- You are genuinely hurt due to the accident
- The landlord is responsible for the maintenance of the area or item in the home that caused your accident
- Action was not taken to remove risk of injury
- Your injuries in the home were caused by landlord negligence
If so, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim the compensation you are entitled to, whether you experienced a slip, fall or any other accident in the home.
Accident Advice Helpline
Have you suffered injuries from a slip, trip, fall or other accident in the home or garden? When you are involved in an accident, and you are not to blame, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim the personal injury compensation you deserve for the harm you have suffered.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation, with no pressure to pursue your claim following the call.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice