A support or grab rail injury can cause a lot more than just physical injuries such as strained or torn muscles and ligaments, not to mention the effects of a fall. This type of injury can also lead to emotional problems, especially when a lack of confidence is experienced after an injury or fall.
Sometimes of course an accident will happen. If you don’t have a firm grip on the rail or your hand is wet before gripping it, you might lose your grip. However, there is the potential for this kind of rail to become a hazard if it is not fitted or secured to the wall properly. In this case the rail may come away when someone relies on it to help them move around, stand up or sit down. It may also result in a support or grab rail injury, something that can be extremely painful. For an elderly person such an injury can cause all kinds of problems. A fall can lead to more serious injuries for the elderly and this can result in further problems in the future.
Could a support or grab rail injury lead to compensation for you?
It doesn’t matter if the rail in question is in your own home or in a care home or facility you live at. In both cases it should be fixed properly to the wall with the correct screws for the wall in question. If this has not occurred it could mean you have evidence that negligence was to blame for your accident.
Of course it isn’t always simple to ascertain whether you have something that constitutes proof in the eyes of the law. That’s why it is always best to consult a professional injury compensation lawyer so you know exactly where you stand.
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Contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free 24/7 enquiry line today. We’re always here to help and we provide no-obligation advice to help you understand your position. When you are considering making a compensation claim this is by far the best way to do it. Get in touch within three years of your accident and you might have the ability to claim compensation. Don’t leave it to chance – contact our experienced team members today to find out more and to assess your chances of success.
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown