Accidents in the home, such as slips, trips and falls vary in severity, from minor burns from appliances to incidents involving gas or electrical faults.
Attics or lofts provide particularly useful storage space for many home owners, yet with that being said, if appropriate caution is not applied, attic-related accidents can be serious, even life threatening.
Accidents at home: Attic injuries
Loft-related accidents in the home include, but are not limited to:
- Moderate back injuries
- Mild head injuries
- Injuries to the pelvis/hip bone
The majority of loft-related falls are taken from a substantial height and can cause various injuries, ranging from simple arm fractures and acute back problems to head injuries, even concussion.
Can I make a claim for my accident in the home?
When you suffer an accident at home and you believe you are not at fault, you may want to consider pursuing a claim for personal injury compensation.
First and foremost, it is advisable to establish whether or not you have a case eligible for claim. As long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years and you can prove you were not liable, it is likely that you have a valid case.
In the case where building work has caused a fall in or from your attic or a DIY product has proved to be unfit for purpose, the company in question could be held liable for failing to ensure your health and safety.
Can I still claim if I live in rented accommodation?
In rented accommodation, landlords are required to keep properties to a standard fit for human habitation.
If your loft-related accident was caused by failure to maintain this standard during your tenancy, your landlord may not have met this legal obligation and could be held legally responsible for the injuries you have sustained.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience assisting victims of personal injury in retrieving the compensation they are entitled to.
No matter the nature of your accident in the home – from slips, trips and falls to gas-related illness – we can help you determine if you have a case worth pursuing.
Call today on 0800 689 0500, for a free initial consultation regarding your accident at home. Alternatively, head online to our website and complete the free 30-second eligibility test to receive a call back.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice