If you’re looking for expert claims advice in West Yorkshire, the chances are it’s because your injuries were sustained at home.
Most accidents happen at home – we can give you expert claims advice in West Yorkshire
Perhaps surprisingly, more accidents happen in people’s homes than anywhere else. In fact, more people die because of home accidents than they do on the roads.
Many of us are probably inclined to think that we’d be far more likely to have an accident on the road, or perhaps at work. Certainly not somewhere we know and love, and spend a lot of time. Not in our safe haven, surely?
The facts about home accidents
Figures from RoSPA show that, in 2002, there were 2.7 million hospital admissions due to home accidents. Almost half a million of these involved young children. Burns, scalds and poisoning were responsible for some of these children’s hospital visits, too.
Quite sobering, isn’t it? We don’t want to scare you, because your home is a place where you should be able to relax and shut out the outside world. We don’t want you to think that your whole house is an accident waiting to happen, but we would certainly advise you to take some precautions to make sure that you don’t end up in A&E.
Preventing home accidents
We could write an entire document about how to prevent accidents, and fill it with examples from the yearly caseload of just one accident solicitor working for Accident Advice Helpline.
Obviously, we can’t do that here, but we can advise you to consider the following areas:
- Fire safety – don’t leave pans unattended; fit smoke alarms; keep matches out of children’s reach
- Electrical safety – get RCD protection; don’t overload electrical sockets
- DIY safety – are you sure you can tackle the task you want to do?
- Medicines and hazardous chemicals safety – keep everything locked away
Need an accident solicitor?
Above, we’ve given you just a few ideas. More in-depth information can be found on the RoSPA website and elsewhere online, so make sure you read up on it, especially if you have children or older people living with you.
Of course, accidents are sometimes not preventable, because they have been caused by someone else. An accident at home might occur because work has been carried out to an unsatisfactory standard (e.g. a window not fitted properly, which falls out and injures you) or because you’ve bought a faulty product that might cut or burn you.
When you’ve sought medical treatment, why not make a claim through an accident solicitor after getting expert claims advice in West Yorkshire? If you win your case, you will be paid compensation, which will enable you to recoup expenses you’ve incurred as a result of your accident and injuries.
Contact us now, via our 24/7 hotline, and speak to an advisor who will pass your case to a no win no fee* solicitor if you are eligible to claim:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010
We look forward to hearing from you if you need expert claims advice in West Yorkshire.
Date Published: 3rd November 2014
Author: David Brown