Compensation for social care abuse

When it comes to many people there is a time in their life where they may require additional help which cannot be provided by family members and friends, at this stage they may choose to enter a social care home to look after their day to day needs in an environment which helps to take the pressure of their loved ones and ensures that they receive the care and attention that they require throughout. 

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Unfortunately in some situations these homes are not the ideal location and although in most circumstances they do an incredible job of looking after those who cannot look after themselves, in some situations they don’t. If you have been left with injuries as the result of social care abuse then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. 

What are some common examples of social care abuse?

There are many situations where you could make a claim for social care abuse and these include:

  • Neglect – if your carer has neglected to look after you, this includes if they forget to administer the correct medication, deprive you of water and food, or are generally negligent towards you
  • Poor conditions – if your general living conditions are maintained to a poor standard, this could include various health hazards such as poorly lit stairwells, objects left lying around or uneven flooring
  • Poor sanitation – this could include dirty living conditions and food poisoning which results from poor hygiene.

Who could I claim against?

When it comes to social care abuse there are a number of people who you may claim against and this could include the social care home operator as well as any members of staff who may work there. If you have received an injury through negligent maintenance of a social care facility, this could include poor flooring, poor lighting, poor living and generally poor conditions you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. 

In addition, if you feel that you have been neglected by a social care worker, this could include them leaving you with malnutrition, failing to supply you with adequate medications or intimidating or physically abusing you, then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. 

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation the team at Manners Pimblett are on hand to help you. We will work with you throughout the process every step of the way to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to in a timely and efficient manner. Our team are industry experts and we bring to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you throughout the claims process, every step of the way. For more information or to speak to a member of our team today, contact the Manners Pimblett team on 0845 077 0772.  

 

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