A faulty pipe accident, whether inside the home or not, can lead to serious injuries and even death. If you are asking yourself, “Can I claim for a faulty pipes accident?” give Accident Advice Helpline a call. All of our legal advisers are highly trained and experienced in personal injury cases and will be able to give you the most accurate answer to your question.
What type of faulty pipe accidents can I claim for?
A faulty pipe can lead to accidents in the home as well as in a public place. For example, an underwater water pipe could burst, creating a sinkhole over time. If you are injured as a result of falling into this sinkhole, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim.
In your own home, whether you rent or own, there are several scenarios in which you could be entitled to claim for a faulty pipes accident. For example, you are the owner of your own home and you arrange for a contractor to come and do maintenance on your gas pipes. A worker is not paying proper attention and his negligence leads to a blockage in the flue pipe. As a result you suffer carbon monoxide poisoning and almost die. You would certainly be able to claim for a faulty pipes accident.
What about if you are a tenant? If you are renting from someone, it is their responsibility to ensure that they are providing you with a safe living space. This means that regular maintenance should be scheduled, which includes the piping in your home. If your landlord has failed to do so and a water pipe bursts, damaging all your belongings and perhaps even causing you to slip and fall, injuring yourself, you could claim for compensation.
To discuss your faulty pipes accident and find out whether you could make a compensation claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
What does a faulty pipes accident claim cover?
If you are successful in making a faulty pipes accident claim, you could be compensated for property damage, inconvenience caused (pain and suffering), any medical expenses you may have incurred as a result of the injury and any financial loss you may have suffered, for instance if you had to take time off work.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline offers a free legal helpline that is available 24 hours a day. You can call us on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our legal advisers. They will ask you a few questions regarding your accident before giving you a clear answer to the question, ‘Can I claim for a faulty pipes accident’. If the answer is yes, your case will be handed over to one of our expert solicitors, who will take your claim forward.
If at any time you have any questions about the claims process, feel free to give us a call. Help is always at hand with Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: January 4, 2014
Author: David Brown