Anyone staying in a nursing home is there because they can no longer care for themselves. Nursing homes provide a more hands-on type of care than a regular residential home, which tends to care for the elderly and yet still gives them freedom and the ability to enjoy their lives. Nursing homes provide nursing care that is usually needed around the clock.
Since the residents at a nursing home will require more assistance on a regular basis, the staff should always be trained to cope with a variety of situations that may occur. If a resident experiences a fall, it should be investigated. How did that person come to fall? Was it as a result of someone else being negligent in some way?
Finding out some more answers?
If a relative of yours lives in a nursing home and they have had a fall that occurred within the last three years, you have a right to find out what happened. If you suspect that negligence may have been involved, you also have a right to consider making a nursing home fall compensation claim on their behalf.
However we would recommend you seek expert advice in this situation before you do anything else. The more experience your lawyer has, the easier it will be to get the answers that are required in this situation.
Nursing home fall compensation could be significant
Elderly people are more likely to suffer injuries if they experience any kind of fall. This may also be said of people who are in a nursing home because they have a medical condition that means they cannot live alone.
Any compensation that could be due to the individual would be calculated according to the injuries suffered and the exact situation that came about. You can probably see how vital it is to get expert advice.
If you call Accident Advice Helpline, that expert advice is provided on a no-obligation basis and is within expert reach now. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and find out more about a potential no win, no fee claim.
We have 15 years’ experience behind us so you can count on us to provide a service that supports you every step of the way if you do have a good case that should be heard. Reach out for our support now on behalf of someone you know.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead