Do you need to make a no win no fee* Anglesey compensation claim after being hurt whilst working in a care home?
When people are admitted to care homes or assisted living properties, their safety is often of primary concern. When residents move in to a care home, it is often because they are in poor health or because they are unable to live alone. Of course, each resident must be treated as an individual and have their needs catered for by staff. If, for example, a resident struggles with their mobility, a member of staff should be on hand to help them to get around when they need to or want to.
Whilst the resident’s safety is of paramount importance, care must be taken to ensure that the staff are safe as well. In some cases, people who are unwell can become violent. In such cases, residents may lash out at staff without realising that they are causing them pain or injuries. Of course, it wouldn’t be appropriate to punish or reprimand someone for these actions, but staff must be given access to medical care if they need it.
Unfortunately, many care homes don’t have budgets to employ as many staff as they need to. Continuous budget cuts can mean that dedicated and hardworking staff members struggle to deliver the care they know their patients and residents need. Many people who work in this environment have ended up having to take time off work due to stress or exhaustion, simply because their place of work is understaffed or underfunded. Sadly, it is often the most caring and diligent staff members who are affected in this way.
If you work in a care home or an assisted living complex and you have been hurt whilst at work, you may want to make a no win no fee* Anglesey compensation claim. However, you will only be able to make a no win no fee* Anglesey compensation claim if your employer was actually responsible for your injuries. If, for example, you were forced to work too many hours or you weren’t given the necessary equipment to perform your duties and you were hurt as a result, you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If your injuries occurred some time ago but you have yet to make a no win no fee* Anglesey compensation claim, it might not be too late. At Accident Advice Helpline we are able to assist claimants who have been hurt within the last three years so there is a good chance that you will still be able to make your compensation claim with us.
If you’re considering making a no win no fee* Anglesey compensation claim, why not contact us to find out how we can help? Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can call at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 6th December 2014