Personal injury lawyer in Jevington
If you have an elderly relative who lives on her own and is becoming increasingly unable to look after herself properly, it will be likely that you’ll look into the possibility of getting in some sort of help before resorting to putting her in an old people’s home. Uprooting an older person from her home can have quite a devastating effect, so many people do look into some form of home nursing as an option if it would be at all practical. You may be able to arrange some support through your local authority or may have to make provision privately. A lot will depend on your elderly relative’s financial position.
No matter where you source care from or how much you pay for it, unfortunately there will always be a slight chance that the people you trust to go into your relative’s home might not be quite as caring as you might have hoped. If you can prove that the nurses or carers who were supposed to be looking after your relative have in some way, shape or form caused her an injury through either neglect, or more worryingly, abuse, you might be able to use the services of a top-class personal injury lawyer in Jevington on her behalf.
Rogue care workers and how a personal injury lawyer in Jevington can help you claim compensation
Imagine how horrified you would feel if you were to visit your elderly relative only to find that the people who were being paid to come in and change and feed her were doing neither, or doing their job to a very poor standard. If an elderly person with mobility problems is not helped to wash and change clothes, she can develop nasty bed sores that can be very painful. While this would be bad enough, it would probably not quite compare to the discovery that your care workers were in anyway being psychologically or physically abusive to your elderly relative.
In either of these scenarios, you might be a able to use the services of a good personal injury lawyer in Jevington to take personal injury action claim against the individual or organisation that was responsible for her care. You will need to gather some evidence though. On top of medical evidence that will be needed to prove that your relative suffered the injuries you claimed she did, any photographic or video evidence would also be useful. In cases such as these, it is not unheard of for a victim’s family to set up surveillance cameras to catch dodgy care workers in the act.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today to talk about personal injury lawyer in Jevington representation, and make sure your relative gets the compensation she deserves.
Date Published: 15th February 2014
Author: David Brown