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If you or a relative of yours has suffered an accident in a care home that was somebody else’s fault then it is quite normal to feel aggrieved and to want to seek some compensation. You may wonder how on earth an accident occurred in a care home and how the injury arose. This is exactly what the  South Hams no win no fee* lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline specialise in.

The South Hams no win no fee* lawyers will look at the facts of the accident and present a case which aims to prove that someone else is to blame. Once they have established this the South Hams no win no fee* lawyers will negotiate a sum in compensation for the injured person.

There are many things that the operators of care homes can do to prevent an accident occurring and prevent the South Hams no win no fee* lawyers from becoming involved in the first place.

Preventing South Hams no win no fee* lawyers acting in care home accidents

There are many things that can be done to prevent accidents in care homes. Probably the most common cause of injuries in care homes is manual handling – moving people and things from one place to another.

The prevention of manual handling injuries begins with a risk assessment. Assessing moving and handling risks can usually be done by the care home operator and staff themselves as long as the people who are carrying out the assessment are competent to identify the risks and understand how those risks should be addressed.

There are times when specialist advice should be sought on how to assist some residents with specific moving and handling needs. This advice could be obtained from occupational therapists and physiotherapists or from manual handling advisers and ergonomists with experience in health and social care. There are also professional bodies and organisations, such as the National Back Exchange or Chartered Society for Physiotherapists who may be able to provide further advice on this issue.

There is a list of factors that you should consider when looking at the overall moving and handling requirements within a care home setting and these include:

  • The type and frequency of moving and handling tasks – what is being moved where and how often does it have to be done?
  • The range and amount of equipment needed?
  • The equipment storage and maintenance (who is going to be responsible for maintaining it?)
  • How many and what type of staff are required for moving and handling?
  • What is the training and competence that the staff should have?
  • What is the lifting environment like eg flooring, ramps, lighting, space restrictions?
  • How is lifting going to be achieved in emergency situation such as a fire?
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