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Accidents at home

Whilst many accidents occur in the home, it is a fact that few of them are likely to result in a claim for compensation simply because such accidents will rarely be caused by a negligent third party other than a family member. Although being injured by another family member does not mean that you are legally prevented from bringing a claim, you would need to be certain that your household insurance policy provided cover for one family member claiming against another.

 In the unlikely event of you being injured by a visitor to your home - eg. a builder or contractor working on your premises there could be a right to claim compensation. If an injury was caused by a private visitor then again you could claim although there could be a problem if that person did not have insurance against such claims.

One area where a successful claim for compensation could be made is injury caused by defects in in goods or products supplied to you. There are many situations where this could arise - see PRODUCT LIABILITY.

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Miss G was a passenger in her partner’s car when he lost control on an icy road. She suffered a back and shoulder injury that healed within 1 year. Cooks Legal resolved the matter within 5 months of obtaining her instructions presenting her with a cheque for £2,350.00
"I was very nervous about claiming but Cooks made it so easy. I filled in a form, went to a Dr’s appointment arranged by them, and they did the rest."
Miss G from Peterborough

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case