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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Safety devices for the elderly around the house


    Safety devices for the elderly have been developed to help prevent household slips, trips and falls and enable those with physical difficulties to continue to live in their own homes.

    Those who have safety devices fitted in their home heavily depend on them, and with this in mind, any manufacturing faults or substandard installations can cause detrimental accidents in the home for the elderly.

    What are safety devices?

    Safety devices for the elderly around the house are typically installed to aid with the safe, independent undertaking of day-to-day tasks.

    Standard safety devices in the home often prevent slips and falls, a common accident among the elderly, which can lead to myriad injuries that are particularly hard for the older person to recover from. This includes hip fractures, internal bleeding and head injuries.

    Typical safety devices found in the home of the elderly include bath and toilet seats, walk-in baths, stair lifts and support stools.

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    In addition, the elderly may require condition-specific safety devices, such as those intended to help with sleep, incontinence or hand exercisers for those suffering from arthritis. That being said, the main objective is to improve home safety and minimise the risk of injury due to home-based falls.

    Who is responsible for accidents involving safety devices?

    If you or a relative were involved in an accident in the home that you believe was caused by a safety device, you may wonder who is to blame for the harm suffered.

    Depending on the nature of the accident in question, it could be that responsibility lies with either the manufacturer of the safety device or the company who has fitted it into the home.

    All accidents are unique, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss the basics of your claim and determine both where liability may lie and your eligibility to claim. We also work on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis to ensure genuine claimants are at no financial risk, even if their claim is unsuccessful.

    How do you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline?

    For more information, or to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’’s more there’’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following the call.

    Date Published: April 29, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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