If you live in a rented flat and have suffered a personal injury because the property has not been maintained properly, you may need to know about claiming compensation through injury solicitors in Brixton. When you rent a property, whether it is from a private landlord or through social housing, the person responsible for that property has a duty of care towards you.
This means that, for instance, the landlord is required by law to have an annual check-up of any appliances in the property that they have provided for you. If they do not and a faulty appliance causes you to be injured, you may be able to claim compensation for it.
Steps to provide evidence for a compensation claim
- Take photographs of the faulty appliance.
- Keep a note of the date the accident occurred. The time limit for claiming compensation is within three years of your accident.
- Take photographs of your injuries and seek professional medical help. Keep a note of this date also. At a later date, a medical report will be required from this visit to demonstrate the extent of your injuries.
- Write to your landlord explaining what has happened. It is better to send a written record and keep a copy of it than making a telephone call.
How solicitors in Brixton could help you
The next step you should take is to telephone Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm who specialise in personal injury compensation and have a wealth of experience to relate to as we were first established in 2000. One of our friendly professional advisors will guide you through am assessment to determine if you qualify for a claim, which will also provide an approximate amount of how much your claim could be worth. You can rest assured that making this call will not place you under any obligation.
As all of our lawyers operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis, you can relax in the knowledge that if the claim does not come to fruition, you will not be left with a large legal bill. The other good news is that you do not have to pay to start the claim off.
Each compensation claim is different depending on your injuries, so if you wish to find out how injury solicitors in Brixton can help you, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline now. The number to call is 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.