Are you claiming disability carer’s allowance?
Being a carer for a loved one can be rewarding, but over time it can be demanding, tiring and stressful. Many carers can feel isolated and concerned about the long-term health of their loved one, but how much more difficult must it be if you know that your loved one’s condition was caused by someone else? If you are claiming disability carer’s allowance for someone who has injuries caused by someone else’s actions or negligence, perhaps you need to consider helping them to make a compensation claim.
Who is eligible to claim compensation?
Compensation can be claimed by anyone who has suffered an injury in the last three years as a result of another person’s actions. This can mean that the other person caused an accident, such as a road traffic accident caused by a bad driver, or it could be that the other person failed to keep your loved one safe when it was their responsibility to do so, such as an accident at work or medical negligence. Alternatively, it could be that the other person is a company that neglected their duties, such as a local authority that failed to maintain a pavement or a high street store that sold a faulty appliance.
Essentially, if you are claiming disability carer’s allowance for a loved one who suffered an injury for which someone else is to blame, they are likely to be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
What does a compensation claim cover?
A compensation claim is a financial settlement that aims to bring you justice. Compensation is a legal entitlement under UK law. The legal system can’t reverse the injuries your loved one has suffered, so it tries to do the next best thing — offer your loved one the money they need to get their quality of life back. A compensation claim looks at many aspects of the injuries that have been sustained. The main elements of the claim will look at the pain and distress caused by the injuries themselves, the financial loss suffered by the injured person and the loss of quality of life, both now and in the future.
If you are claiming disability carer’s allowance, it indicates that your loved one probably needs a level of help and care in their day to day life. A compensation claim can provide the money needed to buy this help. This could enable you and your loved one to have a better quality of life, relieving some of the pressure on you to care for them alone.
Get the help you need
We can help you and your loved one to claim the compensation you deserve with no stress and no risk. With our no-win, no-fee guarantee, we offer you all the support you need to get the best result from your claim.
Use our unique 30-second online compensation test to see how much your claim could be worth, or simply call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, to talk to our friendly, professional advisers and take the first step.
Date Published: 12th September 2013
Author: David Brown