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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Top 5 university accommodation accidents


    Student accommodation accidents can and will happen from time to time. Here are some of the most common university accommodation accidents.

    Top 5 university accommodation accidents

    The most common university accommodation accidents by far are slips, trips and falls on wet or cluttered flooring in community bathrooms or hallways. Other common university accommodation accidents include:

    • Injuries by electrocution, burning or scalding due to defective electrical appliances (cookers, microwaves, toasters, kettles, etc.) or misuse of such appliances

    • Injuries by sharp edges on damaged or broken furniture

    • Scalds and burns by spills of hot soups, beverages or water; hot oil or steam

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    • Injuries by fire due to faulty heaters or unattended candles/tealights, for instance

    If you were injured at your student accommodation and someone else caused the accident, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

    Establishing liability

    To make a successful claim, it is necessary to establish who was responsible for your accidental injury and therefore liable to compensate you. If, for example, you were injured:

    • By a defective toaster, the university provided and should, therefore, have maintained in safe working order, the university would be liable.

    • By slipping because another student did not clean up after themselves in the bathroom, the responsible student could be held liable for your injuries.

    We can quickly and efficiently help you establish liability and get the compensation due to you.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Our in-house solicitors boast over a decade of experience and an impressive success record in handling student hall injury claims. Working for you on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, our solicitors can often even avoid claims having to be dealt with by courts. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that this will be the case for you, as claim circumstances and outcomes can vary substantially.

    How much compensation will I get?

    These variances in circumstances and outcomes also mean we cannot with precision predict how much compensation you will ultimately be awarded or how long it will take to conclude the process. Any predictions we may make will, therefore, be rough estimates based on similar prior cases only.

    More information

    If you had an accident at a university within the last three years, get more information, helpful advice and the opportunity to enlist our solicitors’ assistance by calling our freephone helpline today. To discuss your case with one of our helpful, friendly advisors now, call 0800 689 0500 from a UK landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24/7 and all calls are confidential and obligation-free.

    Date Published: April 20, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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