Minors who are without a legal guardian often spend some time in a children’s care home. Children are entered into homes for a variety of reasons and are among the most vulnerable people in society. Many have suffered some form of abuse or have feelings of abandonment or isolation meaning that they require a safe and supportive environment.
Staff at the care home have a responsibility to care for these children and to protect them from harm. The responsibility also lies with the organisation which owns the care home also has a duty of care to ensure that its staff are performing their jobs to the levels expected of them.
Unfortunately, there may be instances where the standard of care falls below the expected levels meaning that the children living there are at risk. This could be due to neglect or it could be due to abuse from staff. These are more serious cases, but a child may also suffer from injury due to a simple health and safety failure on the part of staff. Whatever the reason, if you have suffered from a children’s care home injury, it is your right to make a compensation claim.
Potential failures in duty of care
The company which owns the home has a duty of care which means that staff must be fully qualified and fully trained in order to ensure you are not put at risk. If you have been injured because of a lapse in this standard, you have a legal right to pursue compensation.
This could be for a slip, trip or fall which caused you to sustain injuries or it could be due to neglect or abuse. Someone may wish to claim on your behalf, such as your current guardian, or you can come to Accident Advice Helpline for advice yourself.
How to get in touch
Accident Advice Helpline is open 24/7 so you can call us free at any time. Our experts are on hand to advice you on a potential claim for a children’s care home injury and you are under no obligation to pursue your claim.
If you do, you will not have a penny to pay upfront making it easier for you to pursue the case. Our advisors are sympathetic and trustworthy so you will be in safe hands.