Injury lawyers in Salford
When a person reaches old age, they should be able to sit back, relax and reflect back on what has hopefully been a long and happy life in comfort, preferably surrounded by relatives and friends. Sadly however, this isn’t always possible. Some elderly people are forced to go in to care homes, either because they don’t have a family who have the facilities or time to look after them at home, or because living without ongoing medical treatment has been made impossible.
As you may have read in the press, the quality of care homes can vary considerably. Some care home workers have actually been accused of mistreating the very people they are charged with looking after. In other cases, residents of care homes may be injured in accidents that were not in any way their fault, but as a direct result of the negligent behaviour of either care homes’ management or staff.
Care home injury lawyers in Salford compensation
If you have a family member in a care home, who you suspect may have been injured in an accident that resulted from the negligence of care home staff, you may be able to use the services of injury lawyers in Salford solicitors to sue the business or state-run service in question for compensation. You may be able to take action if your relative has developed pressure ulcers or sores from not being moved or changed often enough.
You may also be able to take action if the irresponsible or negligent behaviour of a staff member results in your relative suffering an injury, be it a serious cut, a broken or fractured bone, or anything else for that matter. You may also be able to launch a case for compensation if your relative has been given the wrong medication by members of a care home’s staff.
The amount you could end up winning could reach many thousands of pounds, depending on the severity of the injuries for which your injury lawyers in Salford solicitors took action.
What could any compensation be used for?
If your case were to be successful and your injury lawyers Salford solicitors were to win your relative a large pay-out, the amount they received would be tax-free. They would be able to spend it on whatever they liked. This may include moving to better care home or returning to independent living by paying for alternations to their home or for home help.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on one of the above numbers today if you think you may have a compensation claim against a care home provider. Calls are completely free from a landline. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Date Published: 1st November 2013
Author: David Brown