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Compensation for Slipping at Rented Property

Mr T was walking up the garden path to his rented property late one night, when he slipped and fell, breaking his ankle. The cause of the accident was excess water that had leaked from a blocked drain at the property and had accumulated on the paving stones leading up to the front door, making the path slippery and hazardous. Over the course of the previous month Mr T had informed his landlord's property management company multiple times about the blocked drain and the fact that water was leaking from it, yet no efforts had been made to arrange or carry out the necessary repair work. Mr T's wife phoned an ambulance and he was taken to hospital, where he was diagnosed with a non-displaced bone fracture in his ankle. Mr T was forced to take an extended period of time off work due to his injury, and was in constant pain and discomfort for the next 8 weeks while he recovered.

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Having researched the legal responsibilities of landlords on the web, Mr T got in touch with our firm to ask; I had a fall is my landlord liable for my injuries? After discussing his situation and options with our solicitors, he decided to go ahead with a personal injury compensation claim against his landlord for slipping over. In laying out the grounds for Mr T's claim we referenced Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, legislation that makes landlords responsible for a property's structure and any necessary repair work that need to be undertaken. Despite the landlord's management company having been told about the issue with the blocked drain or more than one occasion no action had been taken to repair the problem, meaning that the landlord had negligently failed to take the necessary action that would have prevented the accident. The landlord was therefore liable for Mr T's broken ankle injury, and once this was accepted by the relevant insurers, Mr T received £3,250 in compensation.
We have won a variety of cases for clients who have been injured at rented properties, ranging from a claim on behalf of a tenant who fell down poorly lit communal stairs, to a claim on behalf of a child who was injured by discarded building materials at a rented property.
Claiming with us is easy. Get a free no obligation initial consultation about your case, your rights, and our no win no fee agreement. All information can be taken over the phone. Medical treatment is local to you. We aim to keep the claims process short by keeping claims out of court. If your claim does need to go to court it is unlikely that you will need to attend court, as cases settle before the final hearing.
Compensation will pay for private healthcare treatment. It will also cover:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychological therapy
  • Expenses (such as the cost of travel to hospital appointments)
  • Loss of income
  • Household adaptations

  • The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the likelihood that you’ll make a full recovery. We’ll seek expert opinions on what care you’ll need to ensure that the compensation we claim will be sufficient.

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    Every year we help over a thousand injured people make claims for compensation on a no win no fee basis. Many are tenants claiming against their landlords.

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