The social care system in the UK is a both large and complex. The system exists to provide assistance to vulnerable people (those who need help to live their lives as comfortably and independently as possible). There will always be risks in this kind of environment and those risks need to be sensibly and proportionately managed. The risk control measures are continually being balanced against the resident’s rights, freedoms and dignity. Most of the time this is achieved very well but things can go wrong and residents or employees of care homes can get hurt. This is when the South Derbyshire no win no fee* lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline may get involved. They help people who have been injured in accidents that were no fault of their own. The South Derbyshire no win no fee* lawyers help them to get the compensation that they deserve.
The role of South Derbyshire no win no fee* lawyers in care home accidents
In an ideal world there would be no care home accidents and South Derbyshire no win no fee* lawyers would not be involved at all. However, this is not an ideal world and sometimes the residents or employees at care homes get hurt through no fault of their own.
Care homes differ to other workplaces like offices and shops. This is because they are not just places of work, they are also homes for the residents. This means that the health and safety requirements have to be balanced against the need to make the homes pleasant places where the freedom and dignity of residents is respected.
Many organisations own and manage care homes including:
- Local authorities
- The National Health Service
- Private organisations
- Voluntary sector organisations
If there has been an accident in a care home and a resident has been hurt through no fault of their own then it is the role of the South Derbyshire no win no fee* lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline to help them to start a personal injury claim if they wish. The claim would be made against the organisation running the care home which could be any of those listed above. The first task of the South Derbyshire no win no fee* lawyers is to establish liability by making sure that someone was actually to blame. Once this has been achieved they start to negotiate a sum in compensation. The personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline are expert negotiators and always try their very best to get the highest levels of compensation for their clients. They will try and complete the claim over the telephone which avoids the need for lengthy lawyer’s meetings. They also try and wrap things up as quickly as possible but every claim is unique and some take longer than others.
Date Published: 12th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry