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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for a fall in the shower

    Compensation for a fall in the shower

    Deciding to send an elderly relative into full-time residential care can be a tough decision, and you have probably spent many hours researching the best options for your loved one. You trust that the staff at the care home you have chosen will take care of your relative and make sure they stay safe at all times. But one of the most common places for accidents to occur is in the bathroom.

    A fall in the shower or bath could have serious consequences for an elderly person. As we get older, our bones are more brittle and prone to breaking, so a fall could leave a pensioner seriously injured. Care homes should ensure that elderly residents are supervised when using the shower or bath, and slip-resistant mats should be in place to minimise the risk of a fall in the shower occurring.

    If your relative is injured after a bath or shower fall, they may need medical treatment and there may be mental as well as physical implications – for example, they could be afraid to shower alone or be independent in future for fear of the same thing happening.

    Claiming compensation for your loved one

    If your elderly relative is unable to make a claim for personal injury compensation themselves, you may be able to do so on their behalf.

    If their accident was caused by negligence on the part of the care home – such as failing to fit quality slip-resistant bath and shower mats or leaving residents unsupervised – then you should have no problem claiming personal injury compensation.

    Don’t forget though, there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so if you wait too long, you could miss out.

    We’re here for you

    The team at Accident Advice Helpline is here to listen and offer advice to our customers, so however your relative has been injured, you can trust us to offer you confidential, no-obligation advice.

    Should you decide to go ahead with a claim, we’re here to support you every step of the way – and in the majority of cases you won’t even need to attend court.

    Get the compensation you deserve and call us today on 0800 689 0500 to benefit from our expertise.

    We’ve been helping people just like you claim personal injury compensation since 2000, so you know you can trust us. Our freephone helpline is open 24/7 and we’re waiting to hear from you.

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