A four-figure sum has been paid in compensation to the Lancashire-based family of a girl who has severe disabilities. Lancashire County Council previously provided funding for the family to cover monthly respite care.
This meant care could be provided for one weekend every month. This enabled the parents and their other two children to enjoy time together while the girl received good care elsewhere.
However the placement used by the family ended in June 2009. Following this, no replacement was offered, no additional funding was provided to arrange an alternative option and no review of the case was made for two years.
The Local Government Ombudsman found in favour of the family and awarded compensation accordingly. The Ombudsman recognised that the entire family had been affected by the reaction of the council and that failures had taken place that led to the compensation being awarded.
Has your child suffered through inadequate respite care?
In the vast majority of cases families are well-supported by their local council in these situations. However mistakes can happen and there is the potential for situations like these to arise. If this has occurred in your family it can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn for help.
If you believe your child has not received the appropriate amount of support in this way, it is best to consult a professional injury compensation lawyer. This will enable you to sort out the facts of the situation and to determine whether there is a case to answer.
Claiming compensation for your child
The experienced compensation lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline have years of experience in this field. We have already helped other clients bring successful claims for compensation, allowing them to draw a line under often unpleasant and stressful experiences and receive monetary compensation as well.
If you believe you may have cause to bring such a claim, contact us now. Our 24/7 enquiry line is completely free and open around the clock. You can also take our 30-second online test to determine whether you have a claim to bring against the other party. Either way, make sure you find out where you stand as quickly as possible.
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Source: Lancashire Evening Post
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown