Do you ever worry about accidents in the home? Probably not, after all, the home is a safe haven. It’s the place where we sleep, have dinner, and relax with our families, and much more besides.
We usually keep things out of the way, so we don’t trip over them, we know, for example, that it’s probably not a good idea to leave wires trailing across the carpet. We certainly wouldn’t put ourselves at any danger!
Accidents in the home do happen
Yet, despite our best efforts, accidents happen in the home all the time. In fact, more accidents happen in the home than anywhere else.
This may come as a surprise to you, but it’s true. Over the course of a year, 2.7 million people will visit A&E at their local hospital because of something that happens in the home.
Whose fault is it?
If you’re in an accident that isn’t your fault, and you get injured, you could be eligible to claim compensation through an accident solicitor in North Tyneside.
Accidents at home may involve injuries from electrical equipment that was faulty, from poor quality workmanship, or from inadequate maintenance by a landlord or property manager.
If you are injured in such a way, you could begin your claim with Accident Advice Helpline whenever you like.
Our lines are open now! Find your accident solicitor in North Tyneside
Accident Advice Helpline’s hotline is open 24/7 and is always fully staffed by a team of professional advisors, so you can call us whenever you like and talk to someone about what happened to you.
Our contact numbers are as follows:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an advisor
What happens next
If you qualify to claim, your advisor will pass your case details to an accident solicitor in North Tyneside on our legal team. All our solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline work on a no win no fee basis, so you have peace of mind in the unfortunate event that your claim is unsuccessful.
Your solicitor will process your claim, dealing with everything on your behalf. You probably won’t have to go to court as most claims can be dealt with entirely by phone. Insurance companies usually prefer to settle out of court, anyway as it saves them a lot of time and money.
What does a payout consist of?
Payouts for home accidents will be made up of an element for the accident and injury, plus an element for the reimbursement of expenses related to the accident.
Many people are quite shocked, after an accident, to find that they are paying out a lot of money for services that they wouldn’t normally need, so getting a payout really helps.
For more information, call Accident Advice Helpline now!
Date Published: 22nd October 2014
Author: David Brown