Most of us are familiar with a standard walking frame. However, these are not always ideal for everyone who needs a little extra assistance when walking. In some cases, a rollator might be better, because it is on wheels and therefore, does not need to be lifted. For individuals where upper body strength is a problem, it might be the better choice. It has brakes fitted so that it can easily be stopped, and many of them also have an integral seat to use when needed.
While most people use these with ease and have no problems with them, there is a potential for accidents to happen. For example, if someone has been recommended to use them without a proper assessment, they may find the item isn’t suitable for them at all. This could increase the chances of an accident occurring that incurs a rollator injury. Another example would be if a rollator was sold to a customer that was not fit for purpose. If a rollator injury was sustained during regular use this might give cause for a compensation claim to be made. A third example would involve an accident where someone else is injured as a result of someone using a rollator without due care and attention.
Are you in a position where a claim might be possible?
A rollator injury could be anything from a sprained ankle or a damaged hand through to broken bones. It all depends on the nature of the accident suffered. If you have been involved in an accident with a rollator – however, it might have occurred – it is important to ascertain whether you could have cause to make a claim. If someone else caused the accident or was negligent in selling you or recommending you to have a rollator when it was inappropriate, this might be helpful to you.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now to find out more and to see whether you could claim
When you have suffered an injury, it is hard to know where to turn. That’s why we are here, and we’ve been providing no-obligation advice to our clients for many years now. Perhaps we can advise you too. Call us today – our free 24/7 enquiry line won’t cost you a penny and you’re not obligated to take things any further. A quick phone call could determine whether a ‘no win, no fee*’ claim is possible in your situation. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown