Compensation for care home neglect

Although many of us are capable of taking care of ourselves, the reality is that within society some people are not, and whether it’s through medical illness  or disability, from time to time there are people who need additional care in their daily lives. Care homes provide the perfect opportunity for individuals who need additional care and ensure that they are looked after in an appropriate manner with well-trained staff – ensuring that they have a good quality of life.

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Unfortunately in some care homes this is not the case and either through a poor training of staff or simply through carelessness, neglect can happen. If you or someone you know has been the victim of neglect in a care home then you could look to make a compensation claim against anyone whose negligence you have seen.

Who could be neglectful in a care home?

In a care home the responsibility to take care of residents generally lies with the care home staff and employees, and if they haven’t done their job appropriately then they could be seen as neglectful and a claim could ensue. It’s the responsibility of these employees to take care of any residents to the best of their abilities and ensure that they are provided with adequate food, water and anything else to meet their needs. If this does not happen then you may look to make a claim.

What are some common examples of care home neglect?

Neglect can happen in a number of different situations within a care home, some common examples of where you may consider making a claim include:

  • Claims for malnourishment
  • Claims for poor sleeping conditions
  • Claims for dehydration
  • Claims for physical neglect
  • Claims for physical or mental abuse.

Can the team at Manners Pimblett help me with my claim?

Dealing with a care home claim can be a particularly traumatic experience and that’s where the team at Manners Pimblett can help. We will work with you throughout the personal injury process to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. 

For more information about the Manners Pimblett approach, contact the team today on 0845 077 0772.

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