Care Home Neglect Compensation Claims
If you or a loved one has experienced, or is experiencing neglect in a Care Home, the most important thing is to ensure it stops. This can feel daunting, especially if you don't know who to turn to, or where to begin.
Care Home neglect can include:
- Failing to ensure adequate food is eaten
- Failing to make sure people drink enough - putting a water jug or glass out of reach
- Ignoring a person's need for cleanliness and hygiene
- A lack of adequate supervision for residents at risk of falling
- Medication errors
- Failure to prevent or treat bed sores also known as pressure sores
- Poor care leading to Hospital admission
Why you should make a claim for Care Home neglect
Once the neglect in the Care Home stops you should make a compensation claim for the considerable harm caused and the effects it has had on you, your family and relationships.
If the person who was neglected is not able to bring the legal action themselves a family member can instruct us on their behalf.
Even if the neglect happened years ago you may still be able to make a claim. At Tollers, our expert solicitors will help with the legal side of things, and can put you in touch with appropriate support groups.
We're on your side
Our specialist lawyers understand the physical and psychological harm Care Home neglect causes, and how difficult discussing it can be. We are very experienced dealing with sensitive issues and helping victims of Care Home neglect make successful compensation claims. We have helped the vulnerable and elderly who have suffered in NHS hospitals and Care Homes.
You will find our team understanding and empathetic. We will make sure we listen to your full story before advising you on the legal side of things. If we believe your claim has a good chance of success, we can work on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis.
How Tollers can help you with a Care Home neglect claim
We give free initial advice, and explain the Care Home neglect legal process in plain English, including the need to obtain a medical report on the full extent of psychological and physical harm the neglect has caused. Your claim for compensation and your case may also help ensure the same problems do not affect others.
We will apply our extensive legal expertise throughout the claim process to help you achieve the best possible result, just as we have for many people who have suffered Care Home neglect. Most claims are settled successfully without going through distressing and time-consuming court proceedings.
To talk to Tollers about a compensation claim for Care Home neglect, get in touch.