We enjoy being at home. It’s the place where we spend our evenings and weekends, eating our meals, watching TV, listening to music, being with our family…yet it can also unfortunately be a site where injuries take place.
Home accident statistics
That’s right – the home is the place where you’re more likely to have an accident than anywhere else. Just ask any accident solicitor in Neath Port Talbot.
You’re more likely to die from an accident at home than you are on the road. Every year, there are about 4,000 deaths in home accidents, whereas, in 2012, road fatalities numbered 1754.
If we consider the roads again, what about injuries? In 2012, there were about 194,000 injuries on the roads, which seems like quite a high number. But ten years before that, according to RoSPA, there were 2.7 million home accidents that required hospital treatment.
Most accidents in the home that lead to injury involve a fall. As we know, falls can be particularly dangerous to older people.
Do you need an accident solicitor in Neath Port Talbot?
No win no fee* solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can only deal with claims for accidents that have happened because of someone else, but they take on plenty of claims every year for injuries sustained in the home – even though the accident that led to it happened at home, it can still be someone else’s fault.
What if, for example, you’ve hired someone to do some work, such as a builder? Suppose the builder doesn’t fix a door properly in its frame, and it falls on you? You could make a claim against the builder, and if you win your case, you will receive a payout.
What will the payout be?
The payouts received in successful claims consist of two elements: one for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity experienced by the victim, and another for the expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
We cannot give exact figures, but we can give you an estimate of what your claim might be worth. In fact, you can find it yourself. Just go to Accident Advice Helpline’s website and use the free compensation calculator, and you will get your estimate.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now
You can begin your claim with an accident solicitor in Neath Port Talbot whenever you like, because Accident Advice Helpline has its lines open 24/7.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, and you can talk to one of our friendly, professional advisors, who will listen carefully as they take your details. They will guide you through the process of claiming.
Mobile users can dial 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an advisor.
We look forward to helping you claim what’s rightfully yours.
Date Published: 10th November 2014
Author: David Brown