If you are living in a rented property and you become injured in or around the property through no fault of your own, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
The lawyers at First Personal Injury are ready to help you with your potential claim. Call our friendly team on 0800 808 9740 or get in touch online.
Some of the common kinds of personal injury claims made against landlords include:
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Whether you are living in a council house, renting from a letting agent or living in a privately rented property, your landlord has a responsibility to ensure you are not harmed while you are residing there. All living areas within a rented property must be of a habitable standard. Landlords must also make sure that communal areas are safe. If they do not and you or a family member become injured, you may have a valid personal injury claim.
Landlords have specific duties which they must carry out, as stated in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. These include:
If your landlord has failed to do any of those things and you become injured you could be able to make a personal injury claim. As part of a successful claim, you will need to be able to prove that your landlord has not carried out the necessary repair and maintenance work.
First Personal Injury lawyers can help you with your personal injury claim against a landlord. We often work on a no win no fee basis (under what is known as a Conditional Fee Agreement). This means that if you lose your case there are no legal bills to pay.
You have a legal right to live in a home which is free from danger. Our lawyers will work hard on your behalf to bring you the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
The amount you will receive for your compensation claim against a landlord will be determined mainly by the extent of your injuries. The more profound your injuries are, and their impact on your ability to work and enjoy life, the larger the compensation amount is likely to be.
Your claim will also factor in any out of pocket expenses you have suffered. These might include medical expenses you have paid for in relation to your injury. They might also include travel expenses for making your way to medical appointments. If you have incurred any of these costs, make sure you keep all receipts.
At First Personal Injury our no win no fee solicitors are experienced in helping clients with a range of personal injury claims. If you believe you have a personal injury claim against your landlord, please get in touch. Call us on our national accident helpline on 0800 808 9740 or contact our lawyers online.
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