It can be both a proud and sad time when your children leave home for the first time, leaving you to live alone (or with your partner) in a completely new routine from what you have been used to in the last 15-20 years.
A new routine at home can be a completely different experience for you, but that doesn’t mean your rights are any different. Accidents at home, such as slips, trips and falls, can happen at any time and may not be your fault, and you still have every right to claim accident compensation even if you are an empty nester.
Examples of accidents at home for empty nesters:
- Renovating a home after your children have flown the nest can be worthwhile decision to make. But be sure that the builders clear up after themselves. Personal injury could be caused by their negligence.
- Falling down the stairs.
- A kitchen accident, such as slips, falls, cuts and banging your head on a cupboard
- Aggravated burglary. Being burgled is a terrible experience, especially when you catch them in the act and are attacked as a result.
- Fire. If your brand new microwave catches fire and spreads to the whole house, you may lose all your possessions. Not only can insurance cover your damages, you may still be eligible to claim faulty product compensation.
How do I make a claim for compensation as an empty nester?
If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer an injury at home, Accident Advice Helpline have the experience to advise you on whether or not you qualify for a claim and whether you may be successful.
Our friendly, professional and experienced advisers are available through our 24/7 advice line and can help you make a 100 per cent no win, no fee* claim.
Criteria for making an accident claim
It is important that you ensure the following points apply to you before attempting to make a personal injury compensation claim:
- Your accident occurred while you were at home.
- The accident happened within the last three years.
- The injury you suffered at home meant that you required immediate medical treatment.
- The accident at home was not your fault.
If all of the above apply to you, then it is likely you will qualify for a personal injury claim due to an injury suffered while at home. We advise you to call us in the first instance to learn how you can proceed with an easy and hassle-free claim now.