Accidents at home
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the home is the place where accidents are most likely to happen. This can also be the case for spinal cord injuries.
Even the most benign of accidents in the home can lead to a spinal cord injury. If this has happened to you or a member of your family, you should contact a specialist spinal cord injury law firm such as Aspire Law as soon as possible.
Don’t assume that you will not be entitled to any compensation simply because the accident happened at home. If another organisation, company or person is responsible for the accident that caused your spinal cord injury, Aspire Law may be able to represent you in a compensation claim.
For instance, if your accident was due to a defective product, such as a ladder that collapsed whilst you were standing on it, you would be entitled to make a claim against the manufacturer of the ladder for supplying you with a faulty product.
Your accident may have been caused by sub-standard work to your home. This could apply to a new build home or to recent renovations that you may have had carried out. In any event, if sub-standard work or defective materials can be traced to the cause of your spinal cord injury, then we can make a compensation claim on your behalf against the relevant organisation.
If your home is council-owned or privately rented and it is not properly maintained by the owner, you could make a personal injury compensation claim if you suffer a spinal cord injury as a direct result of the dilapidated condition of the property.
Establishing fault and liability in such cases can be difficult. But at Aspire Law we have had a lot of success in bringing successful claims on behalf of our clients. If you think that your accident at home was not your fault, please give us a call and we will explain how we can help you.