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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 nursing home slips, trips and falls

    Suffering a slip, trip or fall can be embarrassing at any time of life. However, elderly people are more prone to suffering serious injuries from such a relatively-innocent accident, so it is worth making sure the odds of such a thing happening are kept as low as possible. Nursing home slips, trips and falls are rare indeed, but they can potentially happen if potential hazards are not continually kept to a minimum.

    For example if an elderly resident needs help to walk from one room to another, staff should be provided to make this possible. If this is not the case and the resident is forced to walk alone, they might be more prone to nursing home slips, trips and falls. This might constitute negligence.

    Minimising hazards

    We have talked already about minimising the hazards that could potentially exist in a nursing home. For example if the edge of a carpet is not properly tacked down and secured to the floor, this would certainly be a tripping hazard for everyone there, including staff. However, the frailty of residents has to be considered and anyone suffering a fall after tripping over something like this might be more seriously hurt.

    Accident Advice Helpline will consider any case where something of this nature has occurred. This can potentially lead to a nasty accident and severe injuries for someone elderly, since they are liable to be frailer anyway. Relatives may contact us with information about the case so we can assess what occurred.

    Excellent standards

    Of course situations like this don’t often crop up. The companies that run nursing homes across the country, as well as those that are individually run, are of excellent quality. They dedicate themselves to providing excellent care and therefore, ensuing every resident receives the care they deserve.

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    If you have a relative staying in a nursing home and they have suffered a slip, trip or fall that has resulted in injuries, it might be worth figuring out whether this occurred due to negligence. If this is the case you could have a good reason to call us at Accident Advice Helpline. The number you need is 0800 689 0500 or alternatively you can try the 30-second online test to get some answers. Just one call could be all it takes to set the ball rolling for a no win, no fee** compensation claim.

    Date Published: June 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.