What Is A Care Home Injury Claim?

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of care home staff negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. In this guide, we’ll explain your rights and how a No Win No Fee solicitor could potentially help you secure care home negligence compensation.

In What Situations Can You File a Care Negligence Claim?

The duty of care for care homes clearly states that, within reasonable limits, care homes must meet the primary health needs of all residents. As a result, each resident’s primary healthcare needs are assessed on an individual basis. If their needs are not met, this may be considered negligence, and they may file a claim.

If your loved one was injured in a care home as a result of medical negligence, they may be able to recover care home fees as well as other damages.

The Important Steps In Filing A Claim For An Injury In A Care Home

To make a successful claim for care home negligence compensation, follow the steps outlined below.

Prepare the key facts by thoroughly documenting the events leading up to the accident and detailing exactly how the accident occurs.
Collect evidence – take photos of the environment or key facts such as the names of carers.
Include all out-of-pocket expenses, such as medical bills and travel expenses, in your financial costs. Outline any short-term loss of income/earnings as well as any potential future loss or reduction in income.

How much compensation do you get For Care Home Injury claim?

If you were injured at work in a care home or while staying in a care home, you may be able to file a claim for care home compensation. Your potential case will require evidence showing that a care home owed you a duty of care and breached it due to actions or decisions that could have been avoided.

Making a claim for care home compensation is not something that should be undertaken lightly. The UK government establishes specific standards for care homes that, if not met, may result in resident injury or illness. Victims and their loved ones may have a legitimate claim for compensation in such cases.

No Win No Fee Solicitors For Nursing Home Injuries

If you were owed a duty of care in a nursing home and suffered as a result of a breach of that duty, you may be eligible for compensation. A No Win No Fee solicitor who specializes in a care home abuse cases may be able to help you with your claim.

When you seek compensation with the help of a No Win No Fee solicitor, they will not usually charge you upfront or expect you to pay ongoing fees. If your claim for care home neglect is successful, a legally capped success fee will be deducted from your settlement.

Warehouse accidents

If you have sustain an injury whilst working within a warehouse environment and you feel that your employer is at fault, contact Invicta Legal, and we help you get the maximum compensation that you are entitled to. Warehouse workers are at risk of road traffic accidents every day – make sure you’re aware of the common warning signs and prevention measures.

Employees are also expose to the risk of falling from a height such as scaffolding on building sites, being hit by a moving vehicle, falling shelves/stock, trips and falls. It is clear that employers should do their utmost to ensure that their employees work in a safe environment with minimal hazards. Injuries from warehouse accidents can vary from minor injuries and those that have long-term effects. Medical examinations can help us determine the kind of rehabilitation you will need and the compensation that will be paid out. There are many regulations that employers need to adhere to such as The Work at Heights Regulation 2005 where a warehouse operator or employee is correctly supervise and must be carry out by competent people. ​Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is also an industry-standard when working within hazardous environments such as a warehouse. PPE can include:

  • Respiratory PPE (face masks)
  • Protection for your ears and hearing (earbuds)
  • Protection for your eyes (Google)
  • Protection equipment for hands, arms & feet (Gloves, work boots)
  • Protection for the head (helmets)

There are many regulations that need to be followed and if they are not, and you have been injured as a result, contact us. Warehouse accidents are a major problem, causing injury and loss of life. Keep your employees safe and prevent accidents at work with this guide!

Defective machinery at work

Defective machinery can be dangerous for employee operators and those near it. Machinery has to adhere to regular industry tests and checks to prevent potential malfunction and related accidents.

Defective machinery can be dangerous for employee operators and those near it. Machinery has to adhere to regular industry tests and checks to prevent potential malfunction and related accidents. ​The risk of exposure to defective machinery accidents and the following are potential hazards if not regularly check. These include:

  • Electrical equipment (PAT Testing)
  • Ladders
  • Safety ropes & harnesses
  • Hand & power tools
  • Stop controls
  • Steps & scaffolding
  • Inadequate PPE measures
  • Missing covers

Working environments where machinery can become defective and result in injury can include workplaces such as plants, assembly lines, building sites and factories. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure the machinery is safe to use, and correct training is provided for competent workers. Even if you are an agency worker, Invicta Legal recognises that you have as much right to claim compensation as much as a permanent member of staff. Every employer has a responsibility for safety and that correct training is given. Invicta Legal has the legal expertise that will help you claim compensation should you be injured from defective machinery.