A walking frame can very often mean the difference between someone being able to walk or resorting to a wheelchair of some kind. However, it is essential for someone using a frame for the first time to get the right one and to know how to use it. On some occasions the decision may be advised by a medical professional but the person using the frame should still understand and be confident in using it. If this is not the case (say for example someone is given a wheeled walking frame without proper instructions on its use) there is a bigger chance that a walking frame injury might occur.
There are also situations where someone who is not using such a frame can sustain a walking frame injury. In this situation the injury can be caused by someone who is using a walking frame and not taking enough care and attention in doing so. Such injuries can include ankle and foot injuries, especially if for example the person sets the walker down on someone else’s foot. It is quite possible to fracture a bone if this should happen. It can be understandably very painful.
How simple is it to claim this kind of compensation?
In order to determine whether compensation might be a potential outcome of such an accident, it is important to assess whether there is evidence of negligence. This might be on the part of a medical professional who failed to give proper advice or support in the use of a walker. For example if they recommended someone use one when the odds of achieving enough support from one were slim, they may have been negligent in finding the best solution. The murky waters that surround this type of claim usually mean getting proper advice from a professional injury compensation lawyer is an excellent idea.
Take the first step today – call Accident Advice Helpline now
Our lawyers are ready to assist you if they believe you have good cause to bring a no win, no fee* claim for a walking frame injury. Depending on your situation and the facts of the case, you may indeed be entitled to claim compensation for what occurred. Call us on our free 24/7 enquiry line today to get started and to receive our no-obligation advice. This will help you understand exactly where you stand and whether you can start a claim. This might be possible if you call within three years of the incident.