When you, a family member or friend enters a care home or hospice you expect a professional standard of care. It can come as something of a shock when the care provided within the home falls below the standard you would expect and is perhaps dangerous or, even worse, life-threatening.
If a loved one has been injured or suffered from care home negligence, the team at Been Let Down can help to make it right.
Unfortunately, there are occasions when the care administered to residents in homes is unacceptable. This can often result in significant distress, pain and injury for the resident.
Making negligence claims against care homes can not only help towards paying for private medical treatment and covering the cost of any injuries sustained, but it can also help to improve care standards in the home. Your claim may be able to highlight important safety issues or prompt changes that are needed to improve standards of care and may stop someone else from suffering in a similar way.
If you feel that you have a possible claim against a care home, get in touch with us as soon as possible. We will listen carefully, take full details of what occurred and confirm if you have a potential case for care home negligence.
Older and vulnerable people are very reliant on those around them and, although it shouldn’t be the case, the level of care received in homes throughout the UK does vary considerably. Unfortunately, care home negligence of any form can have a serious effect on the health of those affected.
It’s important to remember that many people are cared for extremely well in homes and hospices and, that wherever possible, you should arrange a visit to the business before you agree to move your loved one in. You can also log any concerns with the management team.
If you or a loved one has had to contend with any of the following complaints, you could be entitled to compensation. Please don’t worry if your experience isn’t listed below, we may still be able to help you.
Everyone is entitled to make a claim against a care home if they’ve been harmed by something done, or not done, while in a care or nursing home. If you or a loved one has received substandard care resulting in injury, you may be able to make a care home negligence claim.
No matter what your circumstances might be or what you’ve been through, talk to our friendly team when you’re ready. You’ll receive impartial advice, and we’ll help you explore all the options available to you. As soon as we’ve talked you through the process, we’ll leave you to make the decision in your own time as to whether or not you’d like to go ahead. Please note that there are time limits involved in bringing a claim, which will be discussed on a case by case basis.
If a claim is made due to substandard care, which has caused injury and loss and this can be substantiated, there is a strong likelihood of achieving compensation. We’ve successfully fought claims for:
Once compensation is received, it can help the care home resident in a number of important ways:
If you or a loved one has suffered due to poor treatment or handling in a care home, then get in touch with our highly skilled and knowledgeable legal team.
Our experts are on hand to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you’re searching for advice about care home negligence, here’s why you should come to Been Let Down:
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The SRA set the professional standards that solicitors need to adhere to in England and Wales.
We have specialist knowledge gained across a wide spectrum of care home negligence claims.
You’ll be supported by a qualified solicitor from day one, with our legal experts able to advise you on whether or not you have good grounds for a successful care home negligence claim.
We take on many cases on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis
Our expert medical negligence solicitors can discuss funding options with you further, but most of our cases are run on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. This is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA.
Get in touch now and find out how we can help with your case for care home negligence.