Compensation for bed sores from a care home

There are a number of care homes around the UK which have been set up to help look after people who are no longer able to look after themselves, and in the majority of situations these homes do a great job of doing exactly that. The problem is that in some situations they don’t and as a result you could be left with an injury through the negligence of an employee at a care home – and therefore potentially seeking a compensation claim.

If you have suffered from bed sores as a result of direct negligence while you were in a care home, then you could look to make a claim for compensation to cover any costs that you have sustained as a result.

IF I DO SUFFER FROM BED SORES, WHO COULD BE RESPONSIBLE?

In a care home you are under the direct supervision of care home employees who have a direct responsibility to ensure that you receive the best possible care throughout your stay. This means ensuring that you are well nourished and that any illnesses or potential injuries that you have are taken care of in a suitable manner. If you feel that they have failed to fulfil their role in this manner, you may consider making a direct compensation claim against them.

IF A MISTAKE IS MADE HERE, WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF WHERE I COULD MAKE A CLAIM?

You could make a compensation claim in a number of different situations, these include:

  • Claims for direct neglect by a staff member
  • Claims for failure to keep up a good level of hygiene
  • Claims for failure to treat an injury or illness
  • Claims for failure to identify bed sores
  • Claims for failure to take measures to prevent bed sores

THROUGHOUT MY CLAIM, HOW CAN MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?

Bed sores can be an incredibly painful, traumatising experience for anyone involved and if you feel that you have been the victim of this type of injury through the direct negligence of a member of staff at your care home, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim. In this situation, the team at Medical Compensation 4U are here to guide you throughout the process and ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you are entitled to.