Illness or injury – or simply old age – can result in someone needing additional help to do things they would previously have done with no trouble at all. Having a bath is something most of us do without a second thought, and yet for people living in care homes additional help might be required. This is where bath lifts are often used to help an individual get safely into and out of a bath.
In cases where a bath lift is used by carers, whether it is in a care home, a hospital or the client’s own home, the carer has a duty of care to uphold. If proper care and attention isn’t given while using such equipment, a bath lift injury can be suffered by the person using the lift. This can be very painful and depending on its severity it may even complicate the existing problems a patient or client has. When used properly a bath lift should not present any problems. However, as you can see if the proper care and attention is not given it could result in a bath lift injury for the person actually using the lift to get into or out of the bath.
Could you be awarded compensation for an injury caused in these circumstances?
It all depends on whether you have evidence. This can be troublesome because we don’t all have a lawyer’s eye. However, if you consult a professional in this area of law you can be sure of discovering whether you do have evidence that negligence was to blame for any injuries you may have experienced in situations such as these. The point is it is always worth checking and providing you do so within three years of the original accident or incident, you have a legal right to check the possibilities.
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