Care Home Negligence Claims
If you or a family member have been injured or become ill as a result of negligent treatment in a care home, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Care home residents can be very vulnerable and need specialist care and great vigilance.
Care home operators and staff owe a significant duty of care to their residents and if they fail to meet it, the consequences can be serious. If you think that you or a family member has been negligently treated in a care home we can provide the specialist legal advice you need. We aim to make the process as clear and simple as possible for you.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in medical negligence claims, including those against care homes. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How can negligence arise in a care home?
Negligence typically means an error (such as giving incorrect treatment or medication) or an omission (such as missing out on medication or failing to check on a resident) on the part of the care home’s staff.
Thankfully, this is very rare in care homes but where it does happen, professional legal advice can help you secure the compensation you deserve. This in turn could help prevent others suffering a similar fate in the future.
The likely outcomes of negligence might include:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Pressure sores or ulcers
- Inaccurate or incomplete medical records
- Incorrect instructions for staff
- Misdiagnosis of conditions
- Deliberate abuse from staff
We strongly recommend that you contact us for advice if you or a family member have suffered any of the above, or anything else that you think amounts to negligent treatment in a care home.
How much compensation might I receive for care home negligence?
The amount of compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your claim with you.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Damage to your property
- Travel expenses incurred
We can help you assess your claim fully and work with you to agree the level of compensation that you may be entitled to as a result of care home negligence.
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the incident or the moment you first became aware of the care home negligence within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you or one of your family members injured as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claim. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
How do I begin a compensation claim for care home negligence?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.