Personal injuries are generally caused by accidents that happen due to negligence on the part of another. If you live in rented accommodation, your landlord will have a duty of care to you as a tenant to reasonably protect you against accidents that may otherwise have been prevented. If you have suffered as a result of an accident or injury and feel that your landlord is to blame, you may wish to look into no win no fee* housing disrepair claims in order to pursue compensation.
Under what circumstances can no win no fee* housing disrepair claims be made?
A landlord may be responsible for negligence if you have incurred one of the following injuries whilst living in rented accommodation:
- Illness caused by a faulty boiler – for example carbon monoxide poisoning (it is always advisable to use a carbon monoxide alarm for this reason)
- A fall due to bad lighting conditions
- An accident involving broken tiles or fencing
- Illness caused by or worsened by excessive damp or mould
- Accidents due to disregard for health and safety measures required for rented accommodation
If you have suffered an injury and feel your landlord is at fault, you should get in touch with a law firm as soon as possible to gain advice and plan a way forward. In some instances, you will be able to help your claim by gathering information such as photographic evidence or the contact details of witnesses to your accident.
How much compensation will be awarded?
Compensation amounts vary greatly and will depend on the specifics of your accident and injury. For example, if your accommodation resulted in an asbestos-related illness, this can be very serious and may even affect your life on an ongoing basis.
The amount of compensation you will receive will be largely based upon the severity and type of injury you have incurred, any resulting expenses such as medical bills, care costs or specialist treatment, and loss of earnings due to an inability to work – whether temporary or permanent. Of course, the impact of your injury will be unique, and no win no fee* housing disrepair claims are considered niche – therefore it is important to ensure your legal representation has proven experience in this area.
To calculate an estimated compensation amount, you can use an online tool such as the Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second calculator. This will provide you with a useful approximated figure to work from until you have been advised otherwise.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 16 years of experience in handling personal injury claims, ranging from road traffic accidents to work injuries and no win no fee* housing disrepair claims similar to yours. We are always able to offer specialist, expert advice from our lawyers, whilst our highly trained advisers guide you throughout the entire process – ensuring it is as stress free as possible.
To get in touch, please call our advice line on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or simply fill out our short online claim form.
Date Published: 26th February 2013
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Personal injury claims