Have you had an accident at home? Was it caused by someone else? Did you get injured?
Many of us have experienced minor mishaps at home, and we might readily put these down to experience. Yes, they might cause injury, but no one else could conceivably be at fault. After all, it’s at home – who else is there, apart, perhaps, from the rest of the family?
Some accidents can be other people’s fault
The home is actually the No.1 place for getting injured in an accident, and not all accidents are of the type that you can blame on yourself for getting distracted or doing something silly.
The most common kind of accident is a fall. As everyone knows, a fall can cause injury – and it can be serious if you’re an older person.
Falls can occur as a result of someone else’s actions or failure to prevent an accident, too. Suppose you have a new carpet fitted, and trip up on it on the first day you have it? You walked across your old carpet for years uneventfully, yet as soon as the new one is laid, you have an accident.
What if it turns out that the reason you tripped is because there is a fault in the weave of the carpet? Upon inspecting it, you notice that fibres from the backing are exposed. They caught on the sole of your slipper, causing you to trip.
The subsequent fall causes you to break your ankle. You then have to take time off work, and you lose money; you also spend money on a home help, so you get quite out of pocket.
An accident solicitor in Aberdeen could help you.
Contact an accident solicitor in Aberdeen through us
You can get the help you need right now by calling Accident Advice Helpline, a personal injury law firm that has been in business since 2000, helping thousands of people to claim for accidents and receive the payouts that they deserve.
You can call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and someone will take your call anytime, 24/7 – or you can text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from one of our team of professional advisers.
If you are eligible to claim, the adviser who takes your call will note down your details and then pass the information, in strict confidence, to an accident solicitor in Aberdeen to fight your case on your behalf.
Your solicitor will then begin to work on your case. It’s their job to deal with agencies such as insurance companies on your behalf. They will do as much as they can to get your case settled – and most cases are settled without the need to go to court, which is good news for you. The last thing you need when you’re recovering from an injury is any more stress.
Why not call our hotline now? Our advisers are waiting to hear from you.
Date Published: 14th November 2014
Author: David Brown