Anyone suffering from a serious illness or injuries might need hospital care to begin with. However, there could come a time when they can go home, provided they can have home care while they are there. This allows them to be treated in an appropriate manner and yet still be able to live in their own home as well.
Different people will have different home carer requirements depending on their needs. For example someone might need help getting up in the morning and going to bed at night, but in the meantime they could be fine to cope on their own. Others will need more immediate help at all times. It all depends on the nature of their illness or injury.
Who might be entitled to claim compensation for home carer requirements?
You’d normally hear about people claiming compensation for accidents, injuries or illnesses that were caused by another person, or by some sort of negligence. However, compensation could be claimed if you require home care for a reason that was not of your doing.
Imagine for example someone contracts mesothelioma – a cancer caused by asbestos exposure – because they were exposed to that substance over a period of time in their workplace. This type of disease will very likely lead to the person needing some degree of care in order to manage as best they can in their lifetime. If this includes having home care, the cost of that care could be accounted for in any compensation claim that person makes.
Making sure you claim what you can
Seeking the help of a professional compensation lawyer is imperative at this stage. Knowing how to cope with such a claim is difficult if you don’t have expert knowledge to go on. By hiring a lawyer to help you – especially on a no win, no fee* basis – you can get the advice you need and let them handle the entire situation on your behalf.
Accident Advice Helpline handles claims for accidents and illnesses that are caused through negligence. All you need to do is to call us on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether you have the opportunity to make a no win, no fee* claim with the assistance of one of our lawyers. Take control of your situation now and seize the chance to see if you could claim for home care requirements.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead