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If it wasn't your fault, then we can help

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), around 2.7 million people visit hospital A&E departments every year after being hurt in an accident at home. Only a small proportion of these will mean eligibility to make a compensation claim.

Accidents at home where you may be able to make a no win no fee compensation claim fall into three main categories. Click the links below to explore the details.

  • Claiming against a landlord, freeholder or management company where their negligence maintaining appliances, fixtures, fittings, the building's structure and associated environment caused you avoidable injury.
  • Claiming against a contractor you've hired where they've carried out faulty or substandard work that resulted in you being hurt.
  • Defective product claims where you were avoidably injured at home when correctly using an item with a design fault that was the manufacturer's responsibility.  

Don't worry if your accident isn't included in these categories, we may still be able to help you make a claim. Call us on for a confidential chat with one of our legally-trained advisors. We'll help you establish who's to blame for your accident at home injury.

What are the time limits for making an accident at home claim?

Typically you have three years from the date of the accident at home to make a no win no fee claim. The exceptions are as follows:

  • You can claim on behalf of a child any age under 18 at any time up to their 18th birthday. 
    • This is called being a ‘litigation friend' and is a role usually performed by a parent, guardian, family relative or a specially-appointed and trusted official.
  • After that point and if no claim has been made, they have three years until their 21st birthday to make an accident at home claim as a legal adult.
  • If the accident victim lacks the ability to make a claim themselves, either because of the accident or because of a pre-existing medical condition, then there are no time limits.

How much compensation could I receive?

Every injury claim is different so it's difficult to give an accurate answer before yours begins. How much compensation you might receive in an accident at home claim depends on things like the circumstances and severity of the injury, how long recovery will take and any financial losses you've incurred as a direct result.

However, we've got 26 years' experience helping accident victims. Why not try our compensation calculator? It'll help estimate what you might receive based on your answers to six short questions. 

If you are eligible to make an accident at home claim, your solicitor will be able to give you an accurate valuation after they've started work on your claim. They'll be able to do this after they've collected the evidence and started negotiating with the other side's insurance company.

Contact us today

Whatever the circumstances of your accident at home, we may be able to help you make a claim for compensation.

Call us today on and tell us about your experience. We'll be able to help you find out if you're eligible and give you the free advice you need to decide what you'd like to do next.