People who live in Fordingbridge don’t necessarily use solicitors in Fordingbridge to process their claims for injuries they’ve sustained in their homes. In the majority of instances, they follow the latest trends in searching and shopping by using the internet. You not only get a far greater range of choice of suppliers, but you can also find out more about the companies by searching through the information they have on their websites.
The shockingly high statistic of injuries sustained in the home
Accidents in the home account for a horrific number of injuries; according to statistics on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website, on average approximately 2.7 million people are treated in accident and emergency departments in hospitals up and down the country every year. It’s an astonishing figure.
Solicitors in Fordingbridge cannot handle claims for “self-inflicted” accidents
The majority of these accidents are “self-inflicted” and are usually caused by poor preparation, using the wrong tools or being overambitious. Many are also caused by sheer carelessness. None of these types of accident are eligible for compensation. In order to be able to sue someone for damages, the blame for the injury must lie with a third party.
That third party could be the supplier of a faulty product or a contractor working in the home whose quality of workmanship or the quality of materials they’ve used has led to the accident and injury, for example. The same rule applies whether you’re using solicitors in Fordingbridge, or our own no win no fee services here at Accident Advice Helpline.
When your landlord is responsible
If you own your own property or are buying it through a mortgage, then you are responsible for the maintenance of the property and its appliances. If you live in rented accommodation, however, and these maintenance responsibilities lie with your landlord, then if you’re injured because of a malfunctioning appliance or a problem with the building, then you may be able to sue your landlord for compensation.
Prepare your claim for our consideration
To prepare your claim for our consideration, you must:
- Show us that the blame lies with a third party;
- Tell us about the nature and severity of your injury;
- Prove that the injury happened in the last three years; and
- Be ready to show us medical proof of your injury.
You can test this out by making use of the compensation calculator that you’ll find on our website’s homepage. It will take only 30 seconds, and will validate your claim in principle and provide you with an estimate as to how much compensation you could be due.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our no win no fee injury claims process is designed for simplicity and speed. It comes well recommended by one of our staunchest supporters, TV celebrity and famous people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
For anyone who needs help or advice, we operate a free helpline which is staffed by a team of experienced advisers. You can speak to them via any landline on 0800 689 0500, or if using a mobile by calling 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 26th March 2014
Author: David Brown