Accidents on other people’s property
While many individuals know that they may be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on public property, few are aware that they may also be entitled to receive compensation if they have been injured on someone else’s private property. You may even be entitled to make a claim if you have been injured in your own home. In many respects the actual location is irrelevant, other than to perhaps determine ultimately who is liable. The actual important things to take into consideration, and things that your Llanharan personal injury claims solicitor will look at, are the precise details surrounding your accident.
Liability and Llanharan personal injury claims
When it comes to accidents the reason you can make a claim for compensation is because someone is being held liable. Your Llanharan personal injury claims solicitor will then make a claim against the person that is considered to be liable.
If an accident has occurred because someone else has made an error or mistake, or has not done something properly, then you could be entitled to compensation. In that case a claim can be made even if you have been injured at a friend’s house, or whilst visiting someone else.
For example, at Accident Advice Helpine, our Llanharan personal injury claims solicitor recently helped a pizza delivery driver after they were injured at a customer’s house. The driver fell over some rubbish that had been abandoned on the path way. Unable to see it, and unable to stop himself from falling the driver fractured his jaw. The owners of the property were found to be liable because they had failed to ensure a safe entry to the property, especially when they knew someone was about to need that access.
However, it is not just professionals, such as take away delivery drivers or postal workers that may be at risk or able to claim. You can also make a claim if you have visited a property and been injured as a result of improper maintenance. For example, one client was hit on the head when a cupboard door fell on her in her cousins’ kitchen.
“My cousin was renting the property and had complained to the landlord repeatedly about the faulty door. He kept saying he would come and fix it, but never did. I was injured because he couldn’t be bothered to find the time to do what he was meant to do.”
Llanharan personal injury claims solicitors
Here at Accident Advice Helpline our Llanharan personal injury claims solicitors are all fully trained and able to assist with any type of personal injury claim. Even if you have a claim to make for clinical negligence or industrial disease we are confident that we will be able to find someone that can assist you with your claim.
Contact us today, or take our 30-second test to find out more.
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: David Brown