Do you rent your home? If so, you have every right to expect it to be maintained so it is safe and enjoyable to live in. All properties require maintenance on an ongoing basis, and if housing disrepair caused an injury, you may have an opportunity to claim compensation for that injury.
All manner of accidents could potentially happen if a property is not kept in good condition. For example, you might be injured by falling down the stairs if the stair carpet is old and in poor condition. The same applies if the carpets are poorly-laid or old enough to have holes in them. Catching your foot in one of those holes could be all it takes to be injured. Other examples might potentially include injuries sustained in an explosion caused by a faulty boiler, or injuries you may receive by using faulty furniture provided in a furnished property.
What kinds of injuries could occur?
Accidents happen in all kinds of ways. However, a lot of people will assume an accident is more likely to occur outside the home than inside it. This isn’t true, however. You are more likely to be injured indoors than outdoors, and this can be hard to deal with if you were not to blame.
Injuries could range from minor cuts and scrapes to broken bones, head injuries, and even burns and scalds. If you should suffer such an injury in this situation, it is vital to consider what happened. Was it just a simple accident, just ‘one of those things’, or something that could and should have been avoided if the property had been in good condition?
Has housing disrepair caused an injury to happen to you?
You may be reading this as you begin to recover from your injuries. If so, you may be wondering how the accident happened and whether a lack of maintenance by the property owner was to blame.
Finding the answers could be easier than you think if housing disrepair caused an injury to you. The team working at Accident Advice Helpline can gauge whether you have a chance to claim compensation, and you simply need to call 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to find out more. We are always here to give you the advice you need, which should help you move ahead.
Date Published: March 30, 2017
Author: Rob Steen