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Car Accidents

Car accidents are a frequent occurrence on today’s busy roads. Accidents of this type can both stressful and time consuming to sort out so it’s important to appoint the right legal representive. We operate a No Win No Fee service and can arrange everything from replacement vehicle to compensation and rehabilitation.

Conveyancing

Our job as your conveyancing solicitor is to oversee the legal process in either the sale or purchase of your property. Our experienced team of property solicitors will take the stress out of the transaction allowing you to concentrate on the more important things in like moving home.

Work Accidents

Do you know where to turn in the event of accident at work? Your employer has a duty of care to provide you with a safe environment to work in. If you have been involved in an accident at work through no fault of your own, then our legal team are here to help. We can assess your work accident and advise you of both your rights as an employee and any compensation that you may be entitled to.

Medical Negligence

Being the victim of a failed medical or beauty procedure can leave you feeling alone. We are here to listen to your complaint and advise you of your rights as a consumer. Our first class medical negligence department will provide you with all the answers you need to determine your prospects of success

Housing Disrepair

Has the property you occupy made you or someone in your household unwell? Damp properties can cause damage to your belongings but most off all can lead to serious health problems. Don’t delay contact our housing disrepair department today.

PPI

Have you been sold insurance alongside your credit card, accounts or mortgage? We can help you claim back your miss sold payment protect insurance, don’t delay contact our payment protection department today.

Industrial Disease

If you have been diagnosed with an industrial disease, or suffer with a condition that has been caused by your work, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Contact our Industrial Disease Department today.

Slips, Trips & Falls

Slip trip or fall accidents are one of the most common types of accidents people have. A simple slip can cause very serious injuries such as back injuries, paralysis, broken bones & head injuries. Many happen in the working environment due to poor health & safety regulations.

Family Law

Are you looking for help and advice in relation to family law? We understand family law can be a sensitive and difficult area to negotiate. We have a wealth of experience in this area and in most cases will offer a free no obligation phone call.

Housing Disrepair Solicitors in Belfast

Housing disrepair can often cause health issues, stress or damage to your belongings. Your landlord is responsible for ensuring that your property is kept in good condition and any repairs that are necessary are carried out in a timely manner. Housing disrepair can be a very complex area.

Here at Claims Belfast we believe that knowledge is power, contact us NOW to speak to our Housing Disrepair team who will be more than happy to provide you with FREE expert advice.

 

Housing disrepair can be a serious issue. It can often cause health issues, stress or damage to your belongings. Your landlord is responsible for ensuring that your property is kept in good condition and any repairs that are necessary are carried out in a timely manner. There are several areas your landlord is responsible for:

  • Ensuring any heating system provided is in a good working order
  • Keeping the structure of the building, including drains, gutters, roofs, foundations and external pipes in good repair
  • Keep in proper working order the water, gas, electricity and sanitation including basins, sinks, baths and toilets
  • Making sure that serious disrepair or dampness doesn’t make the building unfit for human habitation
  • Vermin infestation isn’t present on the property

If your landlord fails to follow these rules then it is possible to take your landlord to court to claim compensation. Even if you have already left the property and are living elsewhere. In order for any claim against your landlord to be valid, you must serve a legal notice against your landlord.

If you require more information in relation to this then please feel free to get in touch with our expert team of solicitors either by phone or our instant live chat service below:

If your landlord fails to respond to the legal notice then you are able to make a claim to the small county claims court for compensation. Damage to belongings in relation to housing disrepair is also a valid area for a claim. There are various ways in which your belongings can become damaged by housing disrepair. This includes:

  • Dampness or Mould – can damage clothes, bedding, curtains and other fabric within your home
  • Leaks or other issues related to disrepair. – leaks within the home can cause damage to furniture and carpets

Sometimes this may be covered by home insurance which has been taken out by yourself or your landlord. However, if this is not the case then you are able to make a claim for compensation to the small claims court to claim back the cost of the item which has been damaged.

If you have any issues due to housing disrepair then it is important to collect several different types of evidence in order to backup your claim. Try not to throw away any items which have been damaged as it would help your case if you are able to produce these in court. Taking photographs of the disrepair or any damage caused by it would also be extremely helpful. If you need to rebuy items which have been damaged then you should keep any receipts for these items to prove that you have had to replace them. It would also benefit your case if you have any receipts for the original items to prove their worth while your claim is assessed.

Housing disrepair issues can also have a large effect on your health, especially when considering the effect that mould or dampness can have on your overall wellbeing. Certain types of mould have even been linked to various cancers and can aggravate many breathing conditions such as emphysema and other diseases related to COPD(Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

In situations where you believe that your health has been affected by the disrepair of your home, it is possible to make a claim based upon the severity of your illness. If you have been unable to work, the loss of earnings you may have suffered can also be recovered if it is possible to directly link the disrepair to your health issues. To help identify this link it is necessary to get an architect or surveyors report of your household as well as a doctors report verifying that the worsening of your health is related to the conditions you are living in.

If you have found that you have been unable to use parts of your household due to the disrepair then it is possible to claim for a refund of rent in proportion to the amount of your home which is uninhabitable. In extreme situations where your home is completely uninhabitable it is possible to claim up to 100% of your rent. This is called an ‘abatement of rent’.

Lastly, if you have found yourself inconvenienced due to the disrepair of your home so that you have been unable to use the facilities of the house in the normal way. Then you can press forwards with a claim due to your inconvenience.

The amount awarded will depend upon the amount you have been inconvenienced and the level of the disrepair. Housing disrepair can be a very complex area. Here at Claims Belfast we believe that knowledge is power, contact us NOW to speak to our Housing Disrepair team who will be more than happy to provide you with FREE expert advice.

No Win No Fee

No Win No Fee arrangements (or Conditional Fee Arrangements; CFAs) ensure that if you do not win your accident claim, you do not have to pay your solicitor a fee. Insurance will cover you against the other side’s costs and expenses. If you win your no win no fee claim, you should receive your compensation free of any deductions, as your solicitor’s costs should be paid by the other side.

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Housing Disrepair

Housing disrepair can often cause health issues, stress or damage to your belongings.

Medical Negligence

Have you been the victim of medical negligence? Then you may be entitled to compensation.

Traffic Accident Claims

Have you been involved in a Road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, find out more about how we can help.

Bus Accident Claim

Have you been involved in a bus accident? Have you suffered an injury as a result of this accident?

Motorbike Compensation

“Sorry mate, I didn’t see you.”

The words you are likely to hear after an accident involving a motorcycle.

Surgery & Beauty Claims

Have you been the victim of cosmetic and beauty negligence? If you have, then we may be able to help you with a claim for compensation.

Employment Compensation

Do you have problems at work, need help with a work related issue? We can assist you with all your employment problems.

Industrial Disease Claim

Have you been diagnosed with an industrial disease? Do you suffer from a condition that has been caused by work? We can help, get in touch today!