Information on home accidents
Home accidents are very common, and many people who are injured do not realise that they are entitled to compensation. Therefore, if you suffered an injury in an accident at home within the last three years which was the fault of a third party then you should make a claim for damages. It is advisable to bring this claim as soon as possible as the incident will be fresher in your mind and evidence will be easier to obtain.
Defective products and hazards
Home accidents can be due to a defective product, like a child's toy, a faulty piece of electrical equipment which caught fire or gave you a serious electric shock, or due to poor workmanship from someone who provided you with a service. In these cases you may be able to sue either the manufacturer or the company which provided the services to you or whoever sold you the product.
Cases involving medicines and food are also possible. You could also make a claim for compensation for a slip or trip in someone else's home, for example, due to wet floors, particularly if it has resulted in serious injury such as broken limbs. You may also be entitled to compensation if you are a tenant in a poorly managed property by pursuing your landlord.
Needs of dependants
Dependants, such as children, wives and husbands of victims of fatal home accidents, can claim for compensation. In addition to damages, if they are financially dependant upon the deceased, they may be able to recover expenses such as funeral arrangements and other associated costs. Advice from a personal injury solicitor should be taken to confirm whether you are entitled to make a claim.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on home accidents then Contact Law can put you in touch with a local specialist personal injury solicitor free of charge. So if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local personal injury solicitors please call us at 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 28/11/2012