Did you know that, according to the ROSPA, among young children, boys are more likely to be involved in an accident.
However, among the elderly, it’s women who are more likely to be involved in an accident.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident, our claims solicitors are here to help you, contact us for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
Elderly accident No Win No Fee claims
Almost all of our accident claims cases for the elderly are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf and there is therefore no financial risk to you.
Accidents involving the elderly explained
If you have been involved in an accident, don’t try to blame it on yourself. Don’t convince yourself that you were just too slow or inattentive. Whether you tripped in a public place or have been involved in a car accident, if you think your accident was due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries, even if you were partly to blame.
We have the understanding and experience to handle your claim with the utmost sensitivity. Contact us to establish your full legal position.
Common causes and types of elderly accidents
Unfortunately, when we grow older, smaller injuries can take longer to heal and other injuries and illnesses relating to your temporary immobility are more likely to occur.
- Slips, trips or falls: where spillages haven’t been cleaned or potholes haven’t been filled in time, e.g. in the supermarket or on the road as a pedestrian.
- Care home and respite care accidents.
- Road traffic accidents: where other road users showed negligent behaviour.
- Unsafe products: where a product designed was not safe to use or defective.
These accidents can lead to all sorts of injuries and even fatal consequences, for example:
What can I claim for?
If you or a loved one have experienced an accident while being looked after by a professional carer, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Illnesses and injuries relating to your accident
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
I stumbled over an uneven step in the staircase of my building and broke my leg. Can I claim compensation?
Your landlord or caretaker of the building should have seen the uneven step and fixed it. If this is the case, the accident was caused due to someone else’s negligence so you may be able to claim compensation.
If you are temporarily unable to live in your flat, the costs for alternative accommodation will also be calculated into your compensation. Contact us for free legal advice and to establish your full legal position.
How much can I claim for an accident?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online injury claims calculator.