Buying a mobility scooter is a great idea if you are elderly, disabled or need assistance getting around, but want to maintain your independence. There are around 300,000 mobility scooters in the UK, and they’re used by thousands of people on a daily basis. However just because mobility scooters are so common, doesn’t mean that they are necessarily always safe to use.
Faulty mobility scooter injuries can be caused if your mobility scooter develops a fault – this could be something which occurs due to a manufacturing fault, or it could occur after your scooter is serviced and work is not carried out to the required standard. A faulty mobility scooter could cause serious injuries, such as:
- Head and facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Back/spinal injuries
If you have sustained faulty mobility scooter injuries, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do about it. Or perhaps a loved one has been hurt after a fall from a faulty scooter. The good news is that you may be able to claim personal injury compensation if somebody else’s negligence has caused the accident.
What do we mean by negligence?
If the scooter manufacturer has failed to check that the scooter is working as it should, or if it has developed a fault which has also affected other mobility scooter users, they could be deemed to have been negligent and could be held liable for any accidents caused. Negligence could also extend to those responsible for mobility scooter repairs – if work is not carried out properly, this could lead to an accident. If you think that your accident could have been avoided if somebody else had not been negligent, it’s time to find out if you could claim personal injury compensation.
We’re here to help
You can trust Accident Advice Helpline to help you claim the compensation you deserve for your accident. Since 2000, we’ve been helping customers claim for mobility scooter accidents and we’re on your side. Our team of professional personal injury lawyers can offer you advice and answer any questions you have about the claims process – if you decide to make a claim, we work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. So our services are affordable to everyone. Why not call us today on 0800 689 0500 and find out how we can help you? It’s free to call and the line is open 24/7.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen