Every year many people are injured in accidents within their own homes and require medical treatment as a result. This may be a trip to their local walk-in centre, GP’s office or a visit to the local Accident & Emergency Department.
If you have been involved in an accident that occurred within your home within the last three years, that was not your fault, then you might be able to make a compensation claim in Winteringham.
How will I know if I can make a compensation claim in Winteringham?
In order to make a compensation claim in Winteringham you need to be able to establish three important points.
Firstly, the accident needs to have been caused as the result of the actions of someone else. This could be through something they did, or something they didn’t do (depending on the circumstances).
Secondly, you have to have been injured as a result of the accident. This obviously needs to be a significant injury that has either an immediate or longer term impact on your day to day life in some way. Equally, this sort of injury will need to be provable.
Finally, the accident has to have occurred within three years as there are strict guidelines in place for the commencement of a compensation claim in Winteringham. This time line can be extended under special circumstances, for example, if the victim is a minor at the time of the accident and therefore has to wait until they reach a suitable age to make their own claim (i.e. their 18th Birthday) or when you could not have been aware of the impact of an accident, injury or incident at the time of it occurring (usually in the case of industrial diseases which take some time to develop and present symptoms).
What can you make a compensation claim in Winteringham for?
Many accidents can occur within the home, and while some of them are simply that, just unfortunate events that could have happened to anyone, occasionally they are caused as a direct fault of someone else.
Most specifically this can relate to any work that you have had completed on your property.
For example, if you have had a new boiler installed but the engineer responsible for fitting it and checking it does not do their job correctly, there is a chance that you could be affected by carbon monoxide poisoning. This is exceptionally dangerous, and in some cases can even prove to be fatal.
You might have scaffolding around an area of your property for work that is being conducted on the roof, for example. If this is not fitted correctly it might fall and land on you, causing significant injury.
Start your compensation claim in Winteringham today
If you want to find out more about making a compensation claim in Winteringham then contact Accident Advice Helpline today. With over 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims we will be able to give you all the support you need. You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to discuss things in more detail.