Even though healthcare in the UK is free the recovery after procedure can be quite costly. One of the most expensive after-care processes is post-amputation procedures. After you have a limb removed the last thing you want to do is have another accident such as a slip, trip or fall so there is a lot of work required to keep the patient safe.
What types of things need to be done to prevent an amputee having a slip, trip or fall?
Depending on which limb was removed will change the type of alterations needed to the property. However, there will be some adaptations that will need to be done to the residence to make it safe to walk around and use to prevent a slip, trip or fall injury. This could come in the form of support rails, lowered surfaces or wider doorways if the amputee is in a wheelchair.
All these adaptations to avoid any further accident such as that caused from a slip, trip or fall can be very expensive and not all are covered by the NHS. Nonetheless they are essential to the patient in order for him or her to regain independence.
What other things need to be considered to prevent a potential slip, trip or fall?
If the amputee has difficulty carrying out everyday tasks independently they may need a carer; this may be in the form of a relative or a paid carer or nurse. These are extra expenses which also may not be covered by the NHS.
As you can see costs can easily amount up after an amputation so if you have had to undergo serious surgery following a slip, trip or fall or any accident which has resulted in financial loss through no fault of your own you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as slip, trip or fall injury compensation.
Our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. With many years of experience, clients are even able to settle their claim without stepping foot in court.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could make a slip, trip or fall claim or any other accident compensation claim.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice