Very few people are aware that they could be entitled to make a claim for compensation if they have had an accident in their own home. This is because most people assume that they can only make personal injury claims in Havant if they have been injured in a public place, or where someone else is clearly liable for the accident.
However, the important part of that assumption, and the part that for some reason does not seem to translate to accidents in the home is that the accident must have been caused by someone else. Fundamentally if your accident was caused by someone else, either directly or indirectly through negligence for example, then it may be possible to make a claim for compensation against them.
Liability for accidents
A person can be found to be liable for an accident in a number of different ways. They do not always need to present to be found liable. For example, if there is a road traffic accident it is often regarded as being easy for people to make personal injury claims in Havant against a third party driver who potentially caused an accident.
When it comes to injuries in the home the culprit may be harder to spot initially; however, the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to offer you advice in this regard.
If you live in rented accommodation and your injury has been caused by a fault within the property, then our solicitors will no doubt be able to assist with making a claim against your landlord. This is because landlords, whether it be a private landlord or the local council or Housing Association, have a responsibility to ensure that the safety of their tenants is protected.
Of course there are some situations in which the duty of care does not extend. If you fall over a coffee table because you have celebrated Friday a little too enthusiastically, that is not your landlord’s fault. Not even if it was their coffee table.
However, if you fall down the stairs because the handrail was not secured properly your landlord could be regarded as being liable. Especially if you had mentioned concerns over the loose handrail to them on previous occasions.
Over the years our solicitors have made numerous personal injury claims in Havant against landlords for just such incidents, all occurring as a result of minor repairs that, for whatever reason, were not completed.
If you think you could be entitled to make a similar claim then please get in touch with us today to discuss it further.
Amounts of compensation
To find out how much compensation you might be entitled to claim you can take our specially designed 30-second test. This will give you all the information you need to initiate your claim.
For more information dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th August 2014
Author: Emma Matthews