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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident Solicitor in Perth

    When might you need an accident solicitor in Perth? If we were to stand in the street and ask passers-by this question, we’d probably receive answers along the lines of:

    • “If you have a car crash”
    • “When you slip or trip”
    • “For falls, such as from a ladder”
    • “If you get injured at work”
    • “For whiplash injuries”

    These are well known to everyone. For several years now, the idea of making claims for personal injury has been in the public consciousness, and when we see an advert on TV or in print that’s anything to do with claims, one of the above situations is probably used to illustrate it.

    Home sweet home

    But there’s another answer that a lot of people don’t think of, and that is:

    “You might need an accident solicitor in Perth if you get injured at home”

    The idea of being injured through having an accident at home seems to be an alien concept to many of us. After all, the home is surely where we should be the safest of all. Having an accident at home is bound to be an unusual occurrence, right?

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    Sadly, this isn’t the case. Statistics show that you’re actually more likely to have an accident at home than you are anywhere else – even the roads. In 2002, there were over 2.7 million accidents in the home that required a trip to hospital for emergency treatment.

    There are about 4000 deaths in the home each year, too. To put this in perspective, consider that there were 1754 deaths on the road in 2012.

    Don’t be scared of staying at home

    The last thing we would want to do is alarm you. You don’t need to start worrying that you’re going to get into an accident as soon as you get up from your chair and walk into the kitchen or go upstairs. But you do need to know that the home can actually be quite a dangerous place.

    You can do a lot to reduce your risk of having an accident that causes injury, though. For a start, you can get RCD protection on your mains electrical supply, so that the system will cut out if there’s a problem, such as a power surge. This will mean you’re far less likely to get an electric shock. You definitely need an RCD if you’re using electrical equipment such as lawnmowers outdoors.

    Also, make sure that you keep your floors clear of obstacles, and you take care when using sharp objects. Get smoke alarms, too – and a carbon monoxide detector. Have your gas appliances checked regularly as well.

    If you need an accident solicitor in Perth

    You might still need a ‘no win, no fee’ lawyer to deal with your claim, and if you do, you should call Accident Advice Helpline on one of the following numbers:

    • 0800 689 0500 from a landline
    • 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
    • Text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Date Published: 16th November 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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