Are you looking for advice on claiming compensation in West Lindsey after a stair lift accident?
Mobility aids, such as stair lifts and walking frames, can be ideal for people who are struggling with mobility issues. In addition to offering short term help with specific tasks, these mobility aids can help people to retain their independence and can mean that they have to rely on loved ones and care workers less for assistance.
However, in order to provide the help needed it’s essential that these mobility and disability aids work properly. As many of these items, such as stair lifts, rely on mechanical and electrical components, it’s important that they are serviced regularly to ensure that they are working properly.
In addition to this, you’ll want to ensure that they are installed properly when you first purchase them. Although it is often possible to purchase items such as stair lifts and install them on your own, it can often be worth paying an extra installation fee to ensure that the item is fitted correctly.
However, if you feel that the item you’ve purchase isn’t working properly or that it hadn’t been fitted correctly, there is a chance that an accident could occur. If, for example, a stair lift was to become detached from the wall, the person using it could easily fall and suffer an injury.
As people using this type of equipment may already have chronic health conditions, any type of unexpected injury could worsen their condition considerably. If a mobility aid does have a manufacturing fault and someone is hurt as a result, it’s likely that the manufacturers will be held responsible and you may need advice on claiming compensation in West Lindsey from them.
In general, people who have been injured do need to make the claim themselves. However, if the person who has been injured is too unwell to make a claim for compensation in West Lindsey, or they don’t feel up to making a claim, it may be appropriate for a loved one to help them or to act on their behalf.
If you’d like to learn more about seeking advice on claiming for compensation in West Lindsey after this type of incident, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline? In order to help new claimants as much as possible, we always offer free no obligation advice so that you won’t have to pay expensive legal bills merely to have your questions answered.
If you do decide to make a compensation claim with us, you’ll even be able to do so on a no win no fee* basis so there’s no need to worry about how to fund your claim. To find out more and get free advice on claiming for compensation in West Lindsey today, just call a member of our personal injury team on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll be happy to help. Call Accident Advice Helpline now to start your claim for compensation in West Lindsey today!
Date Published: 18th August 2014