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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

    Fitting your house for when your parents come to stay

    When your parents come to stay with you, you will want to make sure they are both comfortable and safe. This is particularly important if their mobility is limited. Here are some of the things you can do when your parents come to stay to make your home safe for them and prevent injuries by….

    Deciding to send your elderly parents to a retirement village

    As you get older, it becomes second nature to start caring for your parents. Once your parents reach a certain age, they may find it more difficult to get out and about and complete even the most routine tasks and they may be more susceptible to illness. Although it can be difficult to make a….

    Alarms for the elderly

    More accidents occur in the home than anywhere else and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to injuries should an accident occur. Thankfully in the modern world, a number of technological aids have been developed to ensure that you have a choice of alarms for the elderly in order for help to be summoned should anything….

    What kind of heat-related illnesses can occur?

    Slips, trips and falls in the snow and ice are somewhat common during the winter months in the UK, but as we move away from the chilly season, we are not completely free from risk of injury and illness. While the risk of slips and trips may be minimised in the summer months, there are….

    Heat exhaustion: Protecting older family members

    While many of us are aware of assisting our elderly friends and family during the winter months to help avoid any preventable slips, trips and falls due to snow and other adverse weather conditions, the summer months present their own threats to the elderly. Heat exhaustion is a medical term used for the fatigue felt….

    Safety at home: Elderly relatives

    Having elderly relatives move in with you raises a series of important questions that must be dealt with if all is to work out well for everyone. Such questions include those about financial implications (in particular if modifications to enable wheelchair access or fit stair lifts, for instance, are necessary); concerns about space; privacy issues,….

    Empty nesters vs elderly couples: Injury types suffered by either

    Whether you are thinking about downsizing due to old age, or your grown children are moving out of the family home, this change in living circumstances can create new accident hazards which have different injury types. Some of the more common ones are listed below. What kinds of accidents are suffered by empty nesters and….

    Is there a certain age whereby claims will prove more successful?

    As we become older, we are presented with more aches, pains and ailments. Not only do we see wrinkles, spots and grey hairs, but things like arthritis, fragile bones and chronic back pain. Though personal injury claims are available to people of all ages, the elderly may be more successful due to the fact that….

    Tolerance on the road with elderly pedestrians

    It is no secret that as we get older, our bodies change and parts of us simply stop working as well as they did in our younger years. With this, we may find we have difficulty walking and with vision, both of which are important elements for pedestrians of all ages. How a road traffic….

    Potential accident claims at the bowling green

    A bowling green can be a great social meeting place and also, for many, it is an enjoyable sport. However, a bowling green can also be the cause of many accidents including slips, trips and falls. How can slips, trips and falls be caused on a bowling green? There are several ways that a slip,….

    Potential accident claims on the golf course

    Golf is, relatively speaking, quite a tranquil sport. The epitome of luxury and the sign of a well-earned weekend, golf is enjoyed by many. But sometimes things on the course can go wrong and as a registered law firm with over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline understands….

    Can elderly folk rely on their family to help with a claim?

    As we age, we become increasingly prone to a number of risks. Although all ages can suffer from slips, trips and falls, for example, the after effects of such an accident for an elderly individual can be far more severe. As withstanding the effects of injury becomes more challenging, the age group also become more….

    What kinds of accidents do elderly people experience more frequently?

    According to a fact sheet published by the Health Education Authority, falls are the most frequently encountered type of accident encountered by elderly individuals aged 65 or over. RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) estimates suggest that each year, approximately 135,000 falls among individuals aged 75 or over. Around 30 per cent of….

    Do accidents still take place in elderly nursing homes?

    When it comes to accidents and injuries at work, it stands to reason that some industries are far riskier than others. Accidents in construction, for example, are far more common and potentially more serious than in many other industries that seem comparatively safe. The quiet and sedate atmosphere of an elderly nursing home may create….

    Can elderly individuals pursue claims from a care home?

    A care home for the elderly is a complex designed especially for the elderly who perhaps need a bit more support and help. It is meant to be a safe, secure and warm environment. Unfortunately accidents do still happen in these places, but can individuals pursue claims against a care home? The simple answer is….

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