Placing a child, elderly or disabled relative under someone else's care is a crucial decision that may raise a certain level of anxiety. Most care, residential and nursing homes around the UK are comfortable, where every resident's special needs are met. However there are some cases where abuse takes place and innocent people are injured. Abuse in a care home can occur in many different forms, whether physical, psychological or sexual.
It can be heartbreaking to find out that one of your family members has been a victim of abuse or injury whilst under the care of someone else. If you feel that someone you know has been injured or the victim of care home abuse you may be able to pursue a civil compensation claim.
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If you suspect that a relative has been subjected to injury or abuse at a residential home, you should first and foremost raise the issue with the establishment and the police. The safety of the individual is paramount and you should take action immediately. We can then work with the police and social services, as their investigation can be used as evidence in a civil claim for compensation.
Claims relating to the abuse of an elderly or disabled person will usually be taken against the company or person responsible for the care home. This may be the local authority, the private care organisation or even a charity. However each should have insurance in place to cover them in the event of a claim, so just because a residential home is run by a charity shouldn't prevent you from pursuing a claim following care home injury.
We'll try to provide answers to any questions you may have and one of our lawyers will be able to give you immediate advice. We can also tell you about our no win no fee funding arrangements to ensure that you won't suffer financially by pursuing a claim.