When you think of accidents, you probably picture car crashes, trips and falls on pavements in town, or incidents at work involving faulty equipment or slips and falls on polished floors.
Most accidents happen in a surprising place
It may come as a shock to you, but most accidents actually happen in the home. That’s right, the place where you sleep, eat, relax, and spend time with your loved ones is also the place where you’re most likely to have an accident that will see you getting patched up at the local A&E.
More than two-and-a-half million people every year seek treatment at hospital for accidents in the home, and there are around 4000 fatalities.
How do accidents happen in the home?
There are so many possibilities when it comes to accidents in the home. Some of them either can’t be avoided, or they are your fault – but other accidents may occur because of someone else’s actions or negligence.
In these cases, you could claim compensation through an accident solicitor in North Somerset.
What you can claim for
You could be eligible to claim for a range of different accidents, provided they led to injury and they were caused by someone else. To check your eligibility to claim through an accident solicitor in North Somerset, go to the Accident Advice Helpline website and take the 30 second test, which will tell you whether you qualify.
If you do qualify, one of Accident Advice Helpline’s no win no fee solicitors will work on your behalf to secure you a payment of compensation. If your case is successfully settled, you will receive a payout, which will consist of a sum of money for the accident and injury plus a sum of money for the expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
These expenses may be home help fees, childminding fees, taxi fares, so make sure you keep receipts for whatever you wouldn’t normally need, but you’ve had to use after the accident.
Contact an accident solicitor in North Somerset now
You can begin your claim whenever you like, because the phone lines at Accident Advice Helpline are open 24/7 and fully staffed by advisors at all times.
Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and tell an advisor all about what happened to you. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Your advisor will listen to what you have to say, displaying empathy and sensitivity to you at all times, and they will note down all your case details.
If you qualify to claim, they will pass your case to a no win no fee accident solicitor in North Somerset on our team, and they will begin working on your claim.
For more information, call us now!
Date Published: 22nd October 2014
Author: David Brown