While most of us take a bath or shower without a second thought, there may come a time in our lives when it won’t be as easy to do. Mobility problems can make the simplest of tasks much harder. In these situations it is much better to use mobility equipment such as a seat that is specifically designed to be used in a shower or bath. The person may still need assistance to get in or out, but even if this is the case the seat should make the task safer.
Unfortunately some people have accidents that could have been avoided while using this equipment. These seats are used in supervised care situations and care homes, and in these instances the employees have a duty of care to uphold. While accidents are rare, all precautions should always be taken to prevent anything going wrong. A slip or fall can result in a nasty injury. Some people have suffered from scalds and burns caused by the shower being turned on while they are seated, therefore the temperature of the water isn’t checked before coming into contact with the seated person.
Finding out more about claiming compensation
Whether a shower or bath seat injury is caused by scalding water, a seat that isn’t capable of taking the weight of the person or inadequate care and attention by a carer it is important to seek advice if you feel you have been injured and it might have been prevented. There are professional injury advice lawyers that can assist you in assessing the evidence. You must be able to provide proof of negligence to stand a chance of winning compensation for the events that occurred that led to your shower or bath seat injury, however major or minor it was.
Seek no-obligation advice from our professional injury compensation lawyers today
Accident Advice Helpline has been around for 14 years, so we have lots of experience in dealing with these types of cases among many others. Take the 30-second online test to determine whether you have a case, and call our free 24/7 enquiry line to find out more. When you have suffered an injury that was not your fault, a compensation claim might be made within three years of it occurring. We might be able to help in this way, so get in touch now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0933 from a mobile.
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown