Injuries that occur in the home are one of the most common injury scenarios, and Accident Advice Helpline handle thousands every year. In terms of UK national statistics, as a result of home injuries over 2.7 million people are treated in the A&E departments of hospitals all over the country. Some people are more seriously injured than others. A staggering 4,000 people per year die as a result of these injuries.
Apportioning blame for any injury
The most common type of accidents are slips, trips or falls; but as with any injury you’re hoping to claim compensation for, the blame for the accident/incident that causes the injury, must lie with a 3rd party.
By 3rd party we don’t mean another member of your household, because it’s this third party who’ll be responsible for paying any compensation, should you claim.
Who to hold responsible
If you’re the home owner, the people that can be held responsible with any real purpose as far as claiming compensation is concerned, are typically people like contractors who have been carrying out works in your home, or manufacturers of products which have proven faulty, and in doing so have brought about the injury.
All these people should be protected by public liability, or product liability, insurance, and it’s these insurance companies that pay out any compensation that may be due.
If you live in rented accommodation, your landlord may be held responsible for injuries caused by the failure or malfunctions of certain fixtures or appliances; things like faulty gas boilers, faulty gas cookers, out of date electrical wiring, or loose banisters on the stairs, etc.
If you report such things to your landlord, it’s always a good idea to back it up in writing; that way you’ll have some sort of written proof should things go wrong, and later cause you injury.
How much might your claim be worth?
If you are thinking of making a personal injury claim, you’ll probably want to know how much your claim might be worth, and you can get an estimate by going to our website and using the HOW MUCH calculator you’ll find on the homepage.
It will only take 30 seconds of your time!
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Solicitors in Framlingham at Accident Advice Helpline and our industry leading customer support team can be reached via our free helpline, on: 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile device.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown