How to avoid injury in your home and make an injury claim if you feel someone else was at fault
Although you may feel that you are more vulnerable to injury when you are out of the house, and in a place which you don’t know as well, more injuries happen in the home than in any other location.
The reason for this is that when you are at home there are various dangers, but feeling safe in your home means that you are not on the lookout for them as such, and may have your guard down. If you are injured in the house and are on your own, it can be difficult to get the help that you need straight away, so it is best to avoid injury altogether.
- Know your home well. Sometimes injuries can happen in the dark or when you aren’t paying attention because there is something that you haven’t noticed lying around. If you have just moved into the house then take some time to get to know it as well as you possibly can so that you can avoid accidents.
- Keep your home well lit. A well lit home is guaranteed to head off a number of accidents simply because it uncovers anything which could cause a problem. Make sure that you replace overhead bulbs, and have lamps where necessary for when it gets dark.
- Keep it clean. A house which is full of clutter is far more likely to be a house in which you have accidents, so try to keep the house relatively clutter-free and keep an eye on your cleaning so that you get things cleared up sooner rather than later.
- Switch things off. Not only are electrical problems very serious, they can also very easily cause accidents if you get too close. Make sure that you keep electricals that you are not using switched off as much as you can.
Make an injury claim in Teignbridge,
If you are injured outside of your home, there is a better chance that your injury will have been caused by the negligence of another person. In this case, you should be able to make an injury claim in Teignbridge, which will help you to get the money you need to pay for medical bills and other expenses which can come from being injured.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about making an injury claim in Teignbridge and to be teamed with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can make a start on your claim on your behalf. The helpline is available and the team will help to get your injury claim in Teignbridge started right away.
Date Published: 20th October 2014
Author: David Brown