Port Talbot personal injury claims for accidents at home
Not many people are aware that if they have been injured in an accident at home they may be able to make a claim for compensation. This is because many people work on the basis that as someone else must be liable for an accident in order for the victim to claim compensation that this cannot be proved to be the case if the accident occurs in your own home.
However, it all depends on the precise circumstances of your accident. If at all possible our Port Talbot personal injury claims solicitor will be able to establish if your accident was caused by someone else. If it was, then we can help you make a claim for personal injury against them.
One of the most common causes for Port Talbot personal injury claims as a result of accidents in the home is defective or faulty products. Many of us bring such faulty products into the home each year, and if the product causes an accident as a result of the fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Examples of such faulty products include chairs which break beneath your weight; electrical products that either catch fire or, due to a faulty safety switch burn you whilst being used or items causing electrical shock. In such situations if you have received an injury then a Port Talbot personal injury claims solicitor would be able to make a claim against the person who sold you the item, or the manufacturer directly.
You might also be able to make a claim if you have had work completed on your property, and you have been injured as a result. It may be that a tradesperson left their tools lying around and you tripped over them, injuring yourself in the process. Alternatively, the work itself may have been substandard and you were injured as a result of this.
Finally, if you live in rented accommodation then you could be injured as a result of faults within the property itself. Perhaps the carpet is lose and you trip on it, or perhaps there is a weak floor board, or lose cupboards that need to be fixed to the wall. In such situations, depending on the terms of your tenancy agreement, your landlord may be regarded as being liable. Therefore, our Port Talbot personal injury claims solicitor will be able to make a claim against them for compensation on your behalf.
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As you can see there are various ways in which you could be injured in your own home, but for that injury to be the fault of someone else. If you think you might be able to make a claim as a result of such an accident then take our 30 second test today to make sure.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 16th September 2014
Author: David Brown