If the front of your property fronts out onto a pavement, as many do, you will need to take the utmost care whenever you are carrying out gardening, DIY or maintenance work. You will need to make sure that what you are doing will not pose a risk of anyone else being injured in an accident in Waltham Forest.
If you were to injure a passer-by in an accident that was not their fault as a result of the work you were carrying out, there will be a chance that the injured party in question might well be able to retain the services of a top 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury law firm with a view to suing you for a compensation payout.
Depending on the severity of the person’s injuries and the precise nature of the negligent behaviour displayed by you that resulted in them being hurt, you could well be looking at having to stump up a fairly sizeable compensation payout.
If you have a decent home insurance policy in place, you might find that your cover provider will meet what you are asked to pay if the case is found against you, assuming that you had not triggered any of the exclusions in your plan. If you had, or if you had no cover in place, this sort of thing could wind up costing you dearly.
Being injured in an accident in Waltham Forest
You could end up doing a passer-by an injury in an accident that was not their fault and be left with a hefty bill for compensation after doing something as seemingly innocuous as hosing down your front patio area. Imagine that there had been a lot of rain recently.
As a result, your front patio area has become quite grubby. You decide to give it a good hose down. Unbeknownst to you, excess water seeps onto the pavement in front of your house.
As the weather is cold, the water soon freezes to ice. Sometime later, some unfortunate soul comes along and slips on the ice that has formed and suffer a nasty injury that was not their fault in the process. The injured party puts two and two together after seeing your hose in the front garden and decides to take action against you.
Make your personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline
All the individual concerned would have to do would be to get in touch with a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury firm such as Accident Advice Helpline to find out if they might have a case for an accident at work compensation claim after being injured in an accident in Waltham Forest. They would call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: David Brown