If you make any sort of a mess on any public land that happens to be close to your property, you might well expose yourself to a personal injury claim and having to pay out a large Wealden accident at work compensation settlement if somebody were to be injured as a result of your actions. This might sound like something that would be very unlikely to happen, but if you stop to think about it, there are various ways you could end up in this position.
Injuries outside your home and Wealden accident at work compensation
Maybe you were doing a bit of gardening in your front garden, only for your green-fingered activities to result in a passer-by being injured and put in a position where they might be able to make a claim for a Wealden accident at work compensation pay-out. Perhaps you were doing a spot of lawn mowing when one of the blades of your mower caught a stone that had found its way onto your lawn. If this stone were too fly into someone’s eye, there will be a chance that you could face action if the person where to be injured.
It might be the case under these circumstances that you did not intend for the stone to hit the passer-by, but it would have been your responsibility to make sure that your lawn was free of objects that could pose a risk to passers-by.
You might also end up injuring a passer-by in an injury that was not their fault if you let a large body of water escape from the perimeter of your property. Imagine that you had a large child’s swimming pool in your front garden that you wanted to pack away. On the day you go to do so, the temperature plummets.
You empty the pool, with a great deal of the water leaking out onto the path at the front of your house. As a consequence of the cold weather, the water freezes almost immediately. A little while later, an elderly lady slips on the ice that had formed, breaking her hip in the process. If she so wished, the lady in question might be able to seek a Wealden accident at work compensation pay-out from you under these circumstances.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
All she would need to do if she wanted to pursue a Wealden accident at work compensation pay-out after being injured in circumstances such as these would be to 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.
Date Published: 21st September 2014
Author: David Brown