Have you had an accident in your home? It may well have come as a shock to you, because, well, it’s your home. Surely this is the last place you’d expect to suffer injuries?
Accidents can happen in the home
In fact, more accidents happen in the home than anywhere else. This isn’t our opinion based on the number of people who call us to find expert compensation solicitors in Westminster – it’s backed up by statistics from RoSPA.
Roughly how many accidents at home, per year, do you think will result in a hospital visit?
- Tens of thousands?
- Hundreds of thousands?
We’ll tell you later on. For now, we want to give you some information about what to do if you’ve had to get medical treatment for an injury you’ve suffered at home through no fault of your own.
Call expert compensation solicitors in Westminster
If you suffer injury that has been caused by someone else, you could be eligible to claim compensation. If you win your case, you will get a settlement, which will consist of an element for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that you experience, and an element for the expenses you have incurred.
Such expenses may include prescription charges, home help fees, and taxi fares, and they can have a huge impact on your household finances.
You can begin your claim anytime if you call Accident Advice Helpline, because our hotline is open 24/7 and is fully staffed by professional, friendly advisers.
Dial 0800 689 0500 now, from a landline, and get started. If you have a mobile, you can either call 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 88010.
Don’t delay in beginning your claim, because you have just three years from the date of your accident. That may seem like a long time, but we all know that time flies. Gather up all your receipts and photos of the accident scene and your injuries while everything’s still fresh in your mind.
Your adviser will guide you through the claims process and answer any questions you may have. If you qualify to claim, your case will be handled by ‘no win, no fee*’ expert compensation solicitors in Westminster.
How to help avoid accidents at home
Regarding the question we asked you earlier, here’s the answer: 2.7 million.
Yes, that’s 2.7 million. All the other options were nowhere near. Congratulations if you knew this and spotted that none of the options applied. If you didn’t know, then we understand perfectly. Many people don’t know about the risks that our homes present to us every day.
The main thing is, now you know, you can be aware of it. Look at all the rooms in your home and think: what could I do to make things safer? Have a look at the RoSPA literature on home safety. Talk to your friends and family and see what they’ve done to reduce their home accident risks.
If you need expert compensation solicitors in Westminster, then call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We look forward to hearing from you.
Date Published: 3rd November 2014
Author: David Brown