Here at Accident Advice Helpline we deal with a lot of accident claims in Aylebury Vale with regard to injuries sustained in the home. It’s one of the most prolific categories of accident and covers a whole raft of injury types including:
- Electric shocks
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falls from height
- Burn injuries
- Scald injuries
- Smoke inhalation injuries
- Cut injuries
The only thing that claimants need to be aware of is that the blame or cause of any accidents or incidents that result in injury must be attributable to a third party. Injuries that are a result of the victim’s own carelessness, recklessness, or negligence do not qualify for compensation.
The number of injuries in the home per year
Each year over 2.7 million people are injured in their homes. This is just the number of people whose injuries are serious or severe enough for them to have to visit a hospital for treatment. Of this 2.7 million, 4,000 actually die from their injuries.
Slips, trips, and falls in the home
The most common type of accident falls under the category that the industry classifies as a slip, trip, or fall. The vast majority of these types of accidents are minor, resulting in the odd scratch or bruise, or sometimes a sprained or twisted ankle or wrist. With sprains and twists it’s always advisable to see your doctor or attend a hospital just in case you might have fractured or broken something; but once again, something like a sprain or twist would not ordinarily qualify for compensation.
The oddities of some accident claims in Aylesbury Vale
Slips, trips and falls for the elderly can of course cause more severe injuries; especially if the fall victim suffers from the brittle bone disease, osteoporosis. But in order to qualify for compensation, most injuries that are sustained in the home need to be traced back to either faulty work on behalf of a contractor, or a faulty product. It’s hardly likely anyone would for example wish to pursue a member of their own family, or a flatmate for compensation; but stranger things have happened in some of the accident claims in Aylesbury Vale.
The 4 factors
Generally speaking there are 4 factors to consider when reviewing potential accident claims in Aylesbury Vale for compensation.
- The blame for the accident must be attributable to a third party
- The accident/injury must have happened within the past 3 years
- The injury must be of a reasonably serious nature
- Medical proof of any injury will help to substantiate any claim
We’ve been helping people to claim compensation for over 16 years. Our no-win, no-fee services are highly recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen. Why not check us out by visiting our website and using the HOW MUCH calculator to see how much compensation you might be due for accident claims in Aylesbury Vale? It will only take 30 seconds of your time. Alternatively call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.