Claiming compensation for an accident in a communal living area

Sharing a property with other people is very common in the UK with thousands of people from various different backgrounds opting to do this, from students to trainee nurses and so on. They are an affordable means of living and have a number of benefits, but living with a number of other people can have its setbacks, especially in communal areas. Because of the high amount of people sharing the living area, there will most likely be a number of potential hazards that could result in you becoming injured.

Typical injuries that you may encounter while in a communal living area include flats include trips and slips, burns, cuts and so on, so if you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence then making a claim could be the best way to get back on your feet.

Where might a claim be made?

If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault in a communal living area then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Common examples of where you may look to claim include:

·         Claims if you have been injured as a result of a faulty appliances

·         Claims if you have suffered an electronic shock

·         Claims if you have fallen from a height

·         Claims if you have slipped or tripped

·         Claims against a lack of warning information / signs.

Who could I make a claim against?

In general, when it comes to making a claim for compensation after an accident in a communal living area you would most likely take it up with the landlord of the building. It is their responsibility to ensure that the correct measures are put in place to prevent any incidents occurring, so if you believe this hasn’t been the case then making a claim could be your best option. If you believe that the appropriate health and safety measures weren’t in place and you become injured as a result, then making a claim could be the best way to recover any damages you have incurred.

Will Manners Pimblett be able to help?

Although making a successful claim can be a difficult process that requires your full attention, it is important that you are able to prove your allegations in court. For this reason it is advised that you seek out a team of professional advisors who can guide you through the claims process every step of the way and speak to you in terms that you can understand. This is exactly where the team at Manners Pimblett can help you out as we have a highly qualified team of specialists that can work alongside you to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Simply contact one of our trained advisors today on 0845 072 0772 and see how we can help you.


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