Being injured in the comfort of your own home can be devastating, especially if you live by yourself. Every year in the United Kingdom it’s estimated that around 2.7 million people have to visit the A&E department in hospital after being injured in a serious accident at home. It’s also estimated that around 4000 people will die each year in the UK as a result of these injuries.
It’s possible to claim compensation for an accident in your home if it’s the responsibility of a company or another person to ensure your personal safety is paramount. A defective product is a good example as if for example an electrical item caught fire and burned you, it’s the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure that it isn’t faulty before being sold.
If unsatisfactory work has been carried out like a new window falling from its frame and injuring you as it was being fitted, then a personal injury claim could be carried out against the company. If you live in rented or council owned property then it’s the responsibility of the owner or the landlord to ensure that it’s properly maintained and no personal injuries occur as a result of the property’s poor condition.
In all of these instances, it’s possible to make a compensation claim if it was another person who is believed to be responsible for causing you personal injury.
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