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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming compensation for a choke incident

    Whenever we eat or drink something there is a tiny chance we may choke on it if we are not careful. This is made infinitesimal by the fact that we chew and swallow carefully, so it is rare for something like this to occur.

    However some people have medical conditions that make it more likely they will choke on their food if they are not given appropriate meals to eat. For people in care it is imperative that the carers provide appropriate food and if required monitor those individuals while they eat.

    There is a possibility, albeit a tiny one, that the potential of negligence can appear in this situation. If this should occur there is an option to consider claiming compensation for a choke incident. For example if this has happened to a family member you can seek compensation on their behalf. These cases are exceptionally rare but they do happen, and when they do they are upsetting for all involved. This is particularly the case for the person affected but it also has a knock-on effect on their family members. Seeking advice if this has happened to you is very important.

    How severe can choking be?

    Choking can be fatal if proper attention is not received immediately. If the individual is in a medical setting the hope is that someone would be able to treat them straight away in order to prevent them from choking to death. Of course there are many situations in which the proper food that is appropriate for a particular individual will minimise the odds of choking in the first place. This is the most important route to take and one that will hopefully lead to an encouraging outcome.

    Contact AAH if you feel you might have a cause to claim compensation

    Claiming compensation for a choke incident isn’t something anyone would want to be in a position to do. However if you are in this position and someone close to you has been affected, you may have cause to make a claim. Make sure you contact Accident Advice Helpline if you want to find out more, because our team of professional injury compensation lawyers can determine whether such a claim would be a possibility. If we feel it is we can support you through the process of making that claim. Use our free 24/7 enquiry line now and find out more.

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    Date Published: November 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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