Housing association accident claims
If you live in a property that is owned by a Housing Association and have suffered some form of injury due to their negligence then you may be able to claim compensation.
Housing Associations have a duty to keep a property in a good state of repair and to ensure that the property is well maintained and in a decent state for a tenant to live in.
Every year hundreds of people are injured as a result of accidents in Housing Association properties, many of which could have been avoided if the Association had performed regular checks. Often the tenant will have reported the potential hazard after which time the Association has a legal duty to respond as soon as possible. If the tenant then suffers an injury as a result of this hazard not being removed then it may be possible to pursue a claim for compensation against the Housing Association.
Typical causes of accidents that happen in Housing Association houses are:
- Ceilings collapsing
- Radiators falling off walls
- Bad wiring
- Leaking electric showers
- Bannisters coming off walls
- Bad lighting or damp areas in stairwells
- Inadequate gas or fire safety inspections
- Faulty boilers
- Problems with windows and doors
- Uneven property access
- Defective carpeting
At Amelans we have specific experience in this area of Personal Injury Law. We have run many claims against Housing Associations with considerable success, having become very familiar with the issues and arguments that are often raised by these notoriously steadfast associations. It is vital when making an injury compensation claim against a Housing Association that you consult a specialist in this field who will have the experience and expertise to handle your case.
Mrs Dobbins was injured after tripping up on a pavement, causing damage to both her knees.
My contact at Amelans always took time to explain at various stages as to how my claim was progressing which meant I didn’t have to worry about how the claim was going.
Mrs Thorpe was injured following an accident involving a tractor and trailer.
Amelans were courteous at all times and kept me well informed of what was happening even if it was only to say that they were waiting for replies from the other side.
Ms Dawson was injured when a car wrongly pulled out from a side road resulting in a collision
I found that using Amelans was a stress-free experience and my case was settled very quickly. I would definitely recommend them to my family
Mrs Timlin suffered multiple injuries while being a passenger in a vehicle.
Nothing was too much trouble especially when I phoned for advice and this was very much appreciated. Thank you for all your help with my case.
Mr McAllister suffered an injury to his right hand after a motorbike accident where someone pulled out in front of him.
I did worry that I would have to do an awful lot of work myself but this was certainly not the case.
Mrs Williamson was put in touch with Amelans at the very start of the claim who informed her on every step.
I was injured whilst at work at a major supermarket resulting in muscular and soft tissue injury to my back.
Amelans helped Mr Jones to claim following an accident at a hotel in Devon whilst on a golfing holiday.
"Amelans provided a first class service. I was delighted with the way that it was handled. A polite, prompt and authoritative service was provided at all times. Thank you very much”.
Amelans helped me resolve my claim when I was injured at work
Amelans were very understanding and professional. I always felt that my case was important to them.
Miss Moore suffered horrific injuries especially to her legs and spine
"I was put in touch with Amelans after my return to England. I am extremely grateful to the person at Amelans who handled my case."
I suffered a mouth injury following an incident at work
I would definitely recommend Amelans to anyone in a similar situation. I can’t thank them enough for all their help