Cost of adapting your home if you are confined to a wheelchair

Serious injury following an accident can have devastating consequences both for the victim and his or her family and loved ones. If the injury leads to someone being left disabled, that could lead to major changes at home which could prove very costly. If the victim is left wheelchair bound it will mean ramps being put in place of steps at the entry to the property, doors widened and ground floor bedrooms and toilets installed. The expenses involved are daunting. However, if you were not found to be liable for the dreadful incident, the cost of renovating your home if you were permanently confined to a wheelchair would be met through your compensation claim.

Different types of claims

If the accident in which you sustained your serious injuries was not your fault you would be able to claim compensation from the person or body responsible. The claim would be made up of two parts; general damages and special damages.

General damages would cover compensation for your actual injuries. The amount of compensation paid to you would depend on their severity. Medical experts would assist our personal injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline in demonstrating the impact the injuries would have on your future. Other factors, including your loss of employment and/or your disability would also play a major factor in determining how much compensation you would be likely to receive.

As far as claiming for the cost of renovating your home following your permanent confinement to a wheelchair is concerned, that would come under special damages.

Special damages cover losses to you, including loss of earnings for the current period and for the future, and loss of pension benefits if you were paying into a pension scheme at work. Expenses incurred because of your injury are also included. These include costs of medical treatment (which is not covered by the NHS if you were injured in a road traffic accident), private medical treatment, therapy and also medical costs. The cost of adapting your home following your being permanently confined to a wheelchair can also be claimed under special damages.

As already outlined, the courts do have a degree of latitude in determining the amount of compensation when it comes to general damages payments. That is not so with special damages. For instance, for the renovation of your home any payments awarded would have to match what you paid for the work to be done.

How we can assist if you are permanently confined to a wheelchair

It is important that you receive all the compensation you are entitled to as you adapt to what is in fact a new life in difficult circumstances. Our expert lawyers will assist you in your claim and ensure that everything is covered. Our assistance will not put you and your family under any further financial strain. We will open your case at no cost to you. We will also represent you on a 100% no win no fee* basis. If it is unsuccessful you will not have to pay our fees.

To discuss your accident in more detail just call our advisers now on 0800 689 0500.

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