Palliative care is the name given to care that is provided to people who have a terminal illness they cannot recover from. It is provided with the intention of making the last weeks or months of that person’s life as pleasant and comfortable as possible. However, it can also be provided at an earlier stage of the person’s journey in coping with their illness, depending on the individual situation.
We would normally associate such care with situations where people have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses. However, there is a lot more to consider here than you may think. For example someone may be diagnosed with a serious illness because of the work they once did. Mesothelioma is a good example of this, as it is caused by exposure to asbestos – something that might have occurred at your workplace at some point in the past.
Could you claim palliative care compensation?
This type of compensation can be paid to people who have been severely injured or, more likely, made ill through being in an accident or being exposed to an illness through no fault of their own. However you also need to be in a position to prove that a third party was responsible for that situation occurring.
Palliative care compensation can make a world of difference to the quality of life of someone in this situation. It can pay for high-quality care and comfortable surroundings, and whatever is required for the individual concerned to ease through this period of their life. It can also ensure loved ones who might be helping with care to continue doing so without having any money worries.
What should you do if you feel you have a chance to claim?
It is always imperative that you speak with a professional compensation lawyer as quickly as you are able to. You can see this is particularly true in a situation where you may have been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Make sure you contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. Our experienced and friendly staff deal with illnesses people have contracted through their work and in other situations as well as accidents. Once you get in touch you can start benefiting from the huge amount of experience and support we can provide you with. Just make sure you call as soon as you possibly can to get advice.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead