Do you need to make Flintshire head injury claims against your landlord? If you live in rented accommodation, it is the responsibility of your landlord to ensure that the property is safe and habitable. Although there are very strict laws governing the safety of rental properties, the high demand means that some landlords can get away with leasing properties which aren’t in an appropriate state.
Safety at work
One of the most worrying dangers is if the structure of the building isn’t safe. This can obviously be extremely dangerous as the property may not have the correct supports and could be at risk of collapse at any time. If the property hasn’t been maintained properly, or if extensions have been added illegally, the building could be dangerous. If you suspect that the structure of the building you’re living in isn’t safe, it’s important to get help immediately. You may want to report the issue to the council so that they can inspect or you may want to apply for emergency housing help so that you can vacate the property until you’re sure it’s safe.
Another big safety risk is a lack of fire and smoke alarms. In most cases, rented properties are required to have fire doors fitted and all properties must have a fire escape route. In the event of a fire, you may need to leave the property quickly so it’s absolutely essential that everyone in the building has access to a viable escape route.
Of course, there are other things in a property that can go wrong and these can also cause serious health problems or injuries. If, for example, the building is damp and the problem isn’t addressed, you may find that you and your family develops coughs or infections such as bronchitis. In some cases, damp can cause more serious illnesses and it can exacerbate conditions such as asthma. If the property is damp and your landlord fails to take action, you may find that you can make Flintshire head injury claims or other type of injury claim against him or her.
As with any type of injury or illness, such as a head injury, if you can show that someone else has caused it, you may have a chance of obtaining compensation by making Flintshire head injury claims. If your landlord admits responsibility, it may be fairly easy to make your personal injury claims but it can still be possible to obtain compensation, even if they deny their responsibility.
Making Flintshire head injury claims
If you’re considering making Flintshire head injury claims, you may want to make your claim as soon as possible. If so, we can help. To find out more about how we can assist you with your claims, why not get in touch? We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can call at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll always be happy to assist you with your claim.
Date Published: 1st October 2014