As there are no solicitors in Lower Stondon, if the residents need to employ one for any reason, most people tend to search the web for the best candidate.
The last set of injury statistics published by RoSPA
Injuries in the home happen with alarming frequency. According to the last set of statistics gathered by RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) which relate to the year 2002, over 2.7 million people per year had to be treated in hospital following an accident or incident in the home. Approximately 5,000 people per year actually die as a result of these injuries.
Injury in the home data not collected since 2003
Accidents in the home are the single biggest cause of civil injury, so it seems amazing that RoSPA stopped collecting this data after the year 2003. They still provide advice on how to help to prevent accidents in home occurring, but not backed up by any newer statistics that those which are now 12 years old!
The “fall from height” accident
One of the most dangerous accidents (and this relates to accidents in the home, or in the workplace, or anywhere else for that matter), is what is categorized as a “fall from height”. They nearly always cause serious injury, often crippling people for life, or resulting in fatalities. Many of these accidents are unfortunately the fault of the injury victim him/herself, often because the victim either tried to do something beyond their capabilities or expertise, or they simply didn’t take the necessary precautions in getting the set-up right before undertaking the task.
What are the conditions needed to underpin any compensation claim?
To be able to claim compensation for any injury following any accident or incident, it needs to be established that the blame lies with someone other than the injured person – someone who can be sued. In addition to this there are a number of other criteria that need to be reviewed too. For example:
- The accident/incident/injury needs to have taken place sometime within the 3 year period immediately preceding the date that the claim is registered.
- The injury must be of a reasonably serious nature, and/or have repercussions in terms of quality of life or the ability to earn an income.
- It is likely that you will have to supply medical proof of the injury in order to substantiate your claim.
In the absence of solicitors in Lower Stondon check out the AAH website
For full facts about any claim (bearing in mind if you’re a resident, that there are no solicitors in Lower Stondon), you can check the information on the AAH website, and whilst you’re there, you can use the HOW MUCH calculator to get an estimate of the value of your claim. It takes only 30 seconds.
To find out more about our no win no fee* services (which you’ll see from our website are unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen), call our free helpline on 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown