Safety in the home is always a major consideration – at least, when there are small children around. We’re always careful, we hope, to keep dangerous things out of their way. We put hot drinks well out of their reach, far back from the edge of the cabinet, for example. We clear any obstacles so they don’t bash their heads on anything hard or trip up.
If you have small kids, you probably do this almost on auto-pilot. If you don’t, but you’re having friends or relatives with children to visit, you might make some changes to ensure that everything is safe.
But if your house is an adult-only zone, you might never bother. After all, what’s going to happen? The answer may come as a surprise – and a phone call to an accident lawyer in Sedgemoor might be required, too.
Accidents in the home
You see, the home is the place in which you are most likely to have an accident that leads to injury, followed by a trip to the hospital. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? Unbelievable, even.
Statistics from RoSPA show that in 2002, there were 2.7 million such accidents in British homes.
It’s important to take care of your own safety at home. You probably don’t need a stair gate or plug socket covers for your own everyday needs, but you should certainly be careful!
How does an accident lawyer in Sedgemoor get involved?
Some accidents in the home aren’t the fault of the people living there. If you trip over a rug and get injured, it’s bad luck – you have to put that one down to experience. But if you have some building work done and it’s not finished to the proper standard, and it collapses and injures you, you could be able to claim compensation against the builder.
To get started with an accident lawyer in Sedgemoor, all you have to do is dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile – or text “claim365” to 88010.
Doing this will get you through to Accident Advice Helpline. You can speak to a professional, friendly advisor, who will tell you all about the claims process and answer all your questions.
If you’re eligible to claim, they will pass your details to one of the no win no fee* accident solicitors on our legal team. They will aim to secure you a payout – and you probably won’t even have to go to court.
For more information about Accident Advice Helpline, why not visit our website? You can watch a video featuring our patron, Esther Rantzen, and read some client testimonials. You can also take the 30 second test and see whether you qualify to claim.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown