Nursing & Care home Negligence, Abuse & Injury Claims
Do you require a solicitor to help you claim for an accident or malicious injury in a care home? or have you been injured by a carer in your own home? If so then contact PSR Solicitors, we can help you.
If you have been injured either during a carer’s visit or whilst resident at a care home the effects can be devastating and we know how difficult it can be to cope. The injury itself will be causing you pain and suffering but it can also place further limitations on your lifestyle. In addition, the injuries sustained may mean you require an increased level of care resulting in additional financial cost.
Our specialist accident solicitors can help you with everything, from claiming for your personal injury and your losses, such as additional care costs and travel expenses to arranging private medical treatment and rehabilitation to assist in your recovery in order to get your life back on track. Pursuing compensation for your accident is not something you have to do on your own, you need specialist advice. Trust us to help you.
Care Home & Nursing Home Injury Claims, and Carer Injury Compensation Claims
The care agency or care home charged with looking after you has a duty to ensure your safety. If they fail in their responsibilities to you and you suffer an accident or injury then they are likely to be held at fault. You will be entitled to make a compensation claim against them to recognise the harm and suffering caused as well as to cover the cost of any care, medical treatment and equipment that you may require as a result of what has happened.
Injuries sustained because of insufficient care or abuse by a professional are particularly traumatic and we frequently work to support and help clients who have experienced neglect and ill-treatment by care-workers, or who have suffered accidents as a result of missed visits and inadequate provision.
Our experienced solicitors can help you with a wide range of care claims such as:
Care Home Abuse Claims
Injury and suffering caused intentionally by a carer is particularly distressing and harrowing for both the victim and their loved ones. Abuse can manifest itself in many ways including physical abuse such as inappropriate restraint and assault or psychological abuse such as threatening or humiliating behaviour.
Care Home Neglect Claims
Suffering caused by neglect and a substandard level of care is wide-ranging. It can include instances where a carer does not adequately meet the basic needs of a patient by failing to provide enough food or drink, does not provide assistance with a patient’s personal hygiene, neglects medical concerns including ulcers and bedsores, which often results in debilitating pain and distress, or ignores the social and emotional needs of a patient in their care.
Falls are the most common accidents suffered by those in residential care, often due to slippery floors, obstacles and insufficient assistance for those that are less mobile. Missed carer visits can also result in patients falling in their own homes after attempting to get themselves out of bed, up from a chair, navigating stairs or trying to reach mobility aids alone and without the assistance they need.
Burn Injuries & Scalding Injuries
Burns and scolds are among the most common injuries sustained by those in residential care or being looked after at home, due to neglect or insufficient care provided by staff. Burns are often sustained through overheated food or drink, bath or shower water that is too hot, patients attempting to cook for themselves when a carer has failed to provide enough food or not being properly supervised when smoking a cigarette.
Accidents & Injury as a result of being lifted
Staff shortages can result in inexperienced carers being asked to lift patients. Carers are often insufficiently trained in safely lifting another person and frequently sustain injuries themselves. Other, similar injuries occur due to staff negligence and unsafe lifting equipment.
Am I eligible to claim compensation?
If you or a partner or relative have been the victim of injury or suffering as the result of abuse or neglect by a carer or healthcare professional, or any form of accident in a care home or nursing home, then you are eligible to make a compensation claim. In the event that the patient themselves is unable to pursue compensation for any reason, including as a result of their injuries, then immediate family members can make a claim on their behalf.
For more advice on your eligibility to make a claim and your likelihood of success please contact us today.
Established in 2009, we are proud to be the leading solicitors for personal injury claims across North Wales and Cheshire.
Some law firms don’t use qualified solicitors to deal with care claims anymore but at PSR Solicitors we believe that your case deserves special attention from a dedicated solicitor.
We have achieved the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation, which recognises our skill and expertise in providing a quality personal injury service and we will provide you with bespoke legal advice based on your individual circumstances. It is important to us that we secure the maximum amount of compensation for you and will work diligently to settle your claim as swiftly as possible.
So if you have been injured in an accident whilst in care at home or elsewhere and you want free advice on claiming compensation from a fully qualified personal injury solicitor then please contact us now.
Using one of our specialist solicitors ensures that you have a better chance of winning your claim and receiving all of the compensation and help that you are entitled to on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you won't have any legal costs to pay if your claim is unsuccessful.
Contact our Accident Claim Solicitors in Wales or our Injury Lawyers in Cheshire to get assistance from a fully qualified personal injury solicitor and you can rest assured, safe in the knowledge that one of our expert solicitors will take care of everything for you.
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