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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim against a negligent housing association


    Do you live in a housing association property? It doesn’t matter whether it is a flat or a house, you have a right to expect the property to be safe to live in and to enjoy every day you are there. We don’t often hear about a negligent housing association, purely because it’s very unlikely anyone would be affected by negligence in this sense.

    However, we do know that negligence is a possibility in all kinds of situations, and this could be one of them. If the housing association doesn’t adhere to its duty of care to provide properties that are safe, this could mean someone is injured in an accident that was entirely avoidable.

    How much compensation could be received?

    This will depend on the exact nature and facts involved in the case. Every case will be different; even if two people have much the same accident, the injuries they suffer are likely to vary, and the severity will vary as well.

    Thus, there must be proof that negligence was to blame for whatever injuries you have incurred in such a situation. If this is the case, you can press ahead with a claim and hopefully reach the preferred solution. The amount you may receive in compensation will be decided as per guidelines on injuries, and in line with other similar cases.

    Have you suffered because of a negligent housing association?

    If you have, and you would like to know more about your chances of making a compensation claim, you are closer to getting some answers than you may think. If your accident was recent, make sure you seek medical attention if you haven’t already done so. This will help provide further evidence of your injuries and how they came to occur.

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    Accident Advice Helpline has provided expert advice to many thousands of people over the years. If you have been the victim of an accident caused by a negligent housing association, make sure your next call is to our team on 0800 689 0500. You can also call our team on 0333 500 0993 via any mobile. Whatever you do, you have a right to find out if a no-win, no-fee claim could be fought on your behalf, with the aid of our professional personal injury solicitors. Make sure you get the results you want if it’s possible to secure compensation.

    Date Published: March 30, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

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