Accident in the Home – Compensation claim in St. Brelade
Can I claim compensation if I am injured at Home?
Have you suffered an accident in the home that resulted in an injury? Was the accident caused by another person’s negligence? Did the accident occur within the last 3 years? If so, it’s highly likely that you could make a compensation claim in St. Brelade.
When to claim for an injury in the Home
For your claim to be valid, someone else must be to blame for your accident; for example, your landlord, your local authority or a professional worker paid to undertake home repairs or improvements. If you fall down stairs because you misplaced your footing or you had too much wine to drink, no-one can be held responsible for your accident. However, if you fall down stairs because you trip over a piece of carpet that was not laid properly by a paid carpet fitter, you may have a valid compensation claim in St. Brelade.
If you are injured on your own property
If you own your home, you are solely responsible for the maintenance and up keep of your property. If a tile slides from the roof and hits you on the head, no-one can be held responsible unless you recently hired a paid professional to repair your roof. Some situations where a property owner may be able to claim compensation for an accident in the home include:
- You injure yourself due to poor workmanship
- You trip over workers tools left around your home.
If you are injured in the home you rent
If you rent your home from a private landlord or from the local authority, they have a responsibility to make sure your residence is safe. However, as the tenant you must notify the landlord about any urgent repairs that need to be done. Some examples of situations where a tenant may be able to claim compensation for an accident in the home include:
- You trip and injure yourself due to a poorly maintained footpath
- You fall down stairs that are in a dangerous condition
- You are injured due to faulty electrics.
You may also be able to make a compensation claim in St. Brelade for items belonging to anyone in your family that are damaged or destroyed because of your landlord’s failure to carry out repairs. For example, you may be able to claim for carpets and furniture that are damaged by water leaking from burst pipes that your landlord hasn’t fixed.
Proving that your injury was caused by the negligence of a landlord or a professional worker can be a tricky business. However, Accident Advice Helpline specialise in personal injury compensation claims for accidents which occur in the home. If you would like to know more about making a compensation claim for an accident that occurred in your home, please call a member of our friendly legal team on 0800 689 0500.
Try our 30-second test to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to receive for your accident in the home compensation claim in St. Brelade.