Broken bones typically heal within the space of 6 to 8 weeks but in older patients fractures can take much longer to mend. If your elderly parent has slipped, tripped or fallen and broken a wrist or arm in the fall, they may need someone to care of them while you are out at work. As we age, our bones get more brittle and we are less able to cope with shock and upset in our lives.
Even relatively minor accidents like tripping over a broken paving stone on the way to the library or slipping on icy surface outside the town hall can have serious implications for an elderly person. A broken hip or a fractured collar bone can take months to heal rather than weeks – and when isolation and loneliness set in without the usual entertainment of meeting friends at the community hall or going to cherished WI meetings, elderly accident victims can become depressed.
Private care attendants do not come cheap and you might have to pay for their services several months, while your parent is recovering. If your parent’s accident in the Brackley area was caused by somebody else’s negligence and that accident occurred within the last 3 years, your elderly parent is entitled to make a claim for compensation. You will have to find an accident solicitor in Brackley firm that handles claims on a no win no fee basis or you’ll have to pay upfront legal fees to start your parent’s claim.
Expert legal representation and advice from an accident solicitor in Brackley?
Even if you find a no win no fee accident solicitor in Brackley, you may not find a law firm willing to handle the claim if the case is not straightforward and easy to settle. Accidents where more than one party may be responsible are typically time-consuming and often involve specialist medical knowledge. Who was responsible for your broken ribs? The person whose negligence caused their initial fall over an advertising boarding or the person trying to revive you with unnecessary force?
For honest expert legal advice there’s always Accident Advice Helpline. Calls are free on 0800 689 0500 and 0333 500 0993. You can call at any time of day or night – lines are open 24/7, so you can call when it’s best for you.
Once their friendly advisor has taken all relevant details from you, they will know whether your parent has a valid claim against another party or not. If your elderly parent qualifies for a compensation claim, the case will be referred to the most suitable legal partner, and that may not be an accident solicitor in Brackley but a specialist located elsewhere in the UK.
All Accident Advice Helpline’s legal partners work on a no win no fee basis, which means your parent won’t need to pay any money upfront to start a claim nor make payments during the claims process.
Accident Advice Helpline’s patron, TV presenter Esther Rantzen, is one of Britain’s best known consumer rights champions. She is proud to represent an organisation dedicated to helping non-fault accident victims to gain access to justice and compensation.
Date Published: 24th June 2013