If you find yourself in a hospital it will either be to seek treatment for something or to visit a friend or relative who is there. It stands to reason then that the last thing you would expect would be to have an accident that left you requiring treatment.
While such things are rare, hospital fall compensation has in the past been paid out to people who have fallen over because of a hazard of some kind. Hospitals should be very safe places to be but things can occasionally go wrong.
There could be wet floors that cause you to fall if there are no signs there to warn you of this. This is just one example of what might potentially happen from time to time.
Why could hospital fall compensation be paid out to you?
For you to be in with a chance to claim this compensation you must have suffered an accident within the last three years that took place on hospital premises. It may have occurred outside a hospital if there was a situation where you fell over because of a clear and present hazard that had not been dealt with.
The people in charge of a hospital have a duty of care towards many people. These include the patients, their staff and of course people who visit the hospital as well. Anyone on the premises should be able to stay safe and be free from being injured or hurt in any way. If this isn’t the case and someone is hurt in a fall, hospital fall compensation might be payable.
Can you find out whether you are due compensation?
Your accident must have occurred within the last three years, as we have discovered. However you must also have clear evidence that the reason for your accident was negligence. If you have this proof you can speak with a professional injury compensation lawyer to determine whether a compensation claim may be a possibility for you.
Accident Advice Helpline could make this whole process easier than you might think. Don’t struggle to get information on your own – allow us to help by calling us on 0800 689 0500 now. We are here to provide no-obligation advice and that could mean you get into a position where you can win compensation if you have enough proof to take your case forward as well.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead