When we become elderly we cannot always care for ourselves in the same manner we have done up to that point in our lives. At this stage we may go into a care home or nursing home, depending on the level of care we require.
Thankfully most people in these situations receive excellent care and attention every minute of the day. However there are occasions when potential hazards can arise and when this occurs every measure should be taken to prevent those potential hazards from causing injuries to any of the residents.
In some cases people have been injured in a nursing home and this has led to family members claiming compensation for nursing home injuries. If the care home is found to be negligent in their duties this could potentially lead to a compensation payout. Of course everyone can have an accident without anyone being at fault; sometimes an accident or mishap can be ‘one of those things’. It is wise to determine whether this is the case if a fall or injury should occur. Many potential hazards are dealt with in nursing homes up and down the country every day, keeping the residents safe as a result.
Are injuries in nursing homes common?
Thousands of people live in nursing homes and the vast majority of them are happy and well-cared for. While accidents do occasionally happen they are rare and sometimes they occur as just that – pure accidents.
However there are rare cases where things happen to cause injuries that could reasonably have been prevented. Potential accidents and hazards can often be avoided if the right steps are taken, and this is good news for all concerned. So while we may occasionally read about cases where someone has been injured they are reassuringly rare. Every conceivable measure is taken to ensure this stays the same.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance when you need support in these matters
Do you know a relative who has been injured in a nursing home? If you do you may have a case for claiming compensation for nursing home injuries. The best advice is to take professional advice from a professional injury compensation lawyer with experience in this particular area. Contact AAH now on our free 24/7 enquiry line to determine where you stand and what you can do next. We may be able to support you through a no win, no fee* claim.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown