Do you ever worry about having an accident in the home and getting injured? If not, perhaps you should – because your home is the place in which you are most likely to have an accident.
Surprising, but true
If you think that your home is an entirely safe place where nothing untoward could ever occur, then you need to think again – because the statistics show otherwise.
Figures from RoSPA state that in 2002, there were 2.7 million accidents in the home that led to a hospital visit. To give this some perspective, in 2012, there were under 200,000 injuries reported on Britain’s roads.
An accident lawyer in St Edmundsbury will deal with claims for many road accidents every year – but they will also deal with plenty of claims for home accidents that led to injury.
Why can you claim for a home accident?
Of course, a lot of home accidents happen because of carelessness on the part of the person who gets injured – you might leave something on the floor and slip on it or trip over it.
Obviously, that can’t be blamed on anyone else – it’s a different situation from a public place, where you might be able to claim through an accident lawyer in St Edmundsbury if something similar happened.
But if it can be determined that you weren’t at fault for an accident in your home, you could be eligible to claim compensation. Suppose you had some building work done, and it wasn’t completed properly. Something might fall down, and land on you – with the result that you suffer injury. In such a case, you could call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an advisor.
Contacting an accident lawyer in St Edmundsbury
When you call, an adviser will guide you through everything that’s involved in making a claim, so you’ll have an idea of what happens if an accident lawyer in St Edmundsbury takes on your case.
If you’re eligible, the advisor will pass your details to our ‘no win, no fee’ legal team, and a solicitor will get to work on your case as soon as possible.
What happens if you win
If your case is successfully settled, you will be awarded a payment of compensation, which will consist of two elements:
- One for the accident and injury itself
- One for the reimbursement of expenses related to your accident
How to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
We have a hotline that’s open 24/7, so you can call us whenever you like. If your call isn’t answered, don’t worry – just leave a message and someone will get back to you. Top-notch client care is always guaranteed when you choose Accident Advice Helpline, so pick up the phone and dial:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back. We look forward to helping you.
Date Published: 27th November 2014
Author: David Brown