Pressure Sore (Bed Sore) Compensation Claims
What are Pressure Sores?
Pressure sores are commonly known as bedsores although the medical professions identify them as Pressure Ulcers.
They often occur when someone is left in the same position for a long period of time – for example, in hospital, a nursing or care home – or if they are wheelchair-bound. If they are not turned or moved regularly, pressure can disrupt the flow of blood through the epidermis, which damages the skin and leads to sores or ulcers, which can become infected.
Pressure sores can also develop if personal hygiene needs are not met because people's incontinence wear is not being changed regularly enough or they have been left in dirty or wet bedding for long periods.
When you become a resident in a care home your risk of pressure sores should be assessed and your Care Plan should identify steps to be taken to prevent them from developing. The risk and Care Plan should be updated on a regular basis to reflect changes in your health which could increase the risk.
If you or a loved one has suffered pressure sores, you should make a pressure sore claim for compensation.
Sores can cause skin discolouration, but also lead to skin and tissue necrosis, causing a great deal of pain as well as affecting quality of life. Specialist medical attention, care and specially designed mattresses and seating are required to treat pressure sores. So as well as the physical discomfort and injury, there is also the expense of treatment to consider when making a personal injury claim for compensation. If we think you have a reasonable chance of success with a personal injury compensation claim, we can help on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis.
How Tollers can help with a pressure sore claim
We are experts in successful pressure sore compensation claims, and can give you a no-obligation expert legal assessment of your situation. If we think you have a good chance of success with a personal injury claim, we can help on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. Our personal injury experts will explain the legal process clearly, and the need to obtain a medical report that details the full extent of your injuries and the treatment and equipment required to manage your condition.
We take an understanding and empathetic approach to your situation, and discuss everything with you in plain English. We will then apply our legal expertise to getting you the best possible result.
To talk to Tollers about a pressure sore claim for compensation, get in touch.