Call FREE from a Landline or Mobile on 0800 634 75 75

All posts for Care Homes

Adult social care compensation advice

care

Inadequate quality of adult social care is a real problem at the moment. If care falls short and users are harmed, compensation can be an option.

As a result of increasing resource constraints caused by funding cuts, some people needing adult social care are reportedly not getting the service they need. Those with more complex needs can be the most vulnerable, and are often those with the greatest problems in accessing the care they need.

From people being left alone, to missed meals or just cold soup being left by beds, this is a growing problem that needs to be stopped.

(more…)

Overworked care home staff linked to increased patient abuse

care home patient abuse on the rise

Overworked care home staff problems have been linked to increased levels of patient abuse, according to recent studies into abuse taking place, and staff feeling “burnout” in the job.

According to the results of the studies, neglect and abuse can be more common in care homes where staff are struggling to cope with increasing demands.

With staff from almost 100 care homes – around 15,000 employees in total – responding to requests for data, only one care home apparently reported not seeing or partaking in abuse whatsoever. This data, when cross-referenced with data on how staff are coping in their roles, shows a concerning – but perhaps rather obvious – trend.
(more…)

Supreme Court blames local authority for child abuse inflicted by foster parents

child abuse claims

Last October, the U.K.’s top judicial body, the Supreme Court, held a local authority vicariously liable for the abuse suffered by a foster child.

Nottinghamshire County Council was responsible for organising the fostering of a child between the ages of seven and 18 in the 1980’s. During her placement in two different foster homes, the child suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse by her foster parents.

After a lengthy legal battle, the Supreme Court has found a local authority vicariously liable for the abuse.
(more…)

Facts about Occupiers Liability claims

supermarket claims

Under certain health and safety laws, occupiers of a premises must provide adequate protection for visitors to their land or premises. The duty is contained in the Occupiers Liability Act which covers visitors on land or in a premises.

An occupier is generally seen as someone who has the overall control of the land or premises. This could be the private owner of a building, or perhaps a landlord or tenant, or even a company who owns the building. Sometimes, another company can be placed in charge as well, and there are normally agreements in place for who is responsible for what.
(more…)

Residential care home fined after resident choked to death

care home negligence

A residential care home provider has been fined after one of their elderly residents choked to death on uncut meatballs; even though the care providers were explicitly instructed to cut up the food first.

Resident Mrs Margaret Humphries was brought to the care home by her family along with written instructions that all food given to Mrs Humphries was to be cut up first. The family made sure to verbally instruct care providers to make sure they were aware that Mrs Humphries had a high risk of choking.

Tragically, the instructions were not acted on.
(more…)

NHS Email Leak
Search Our Blog
Free Instant Valuation
Compensation Calculator
Instantly Values Your Claim

Instantly value your claim for a head injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Instantly value your claim for a neck injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Instantly value your claim for a shoulder injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Instantly value your claim for an elbow injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Instantly value your claim for an arm injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Instantly value your claim for a hand injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Instantly value your claim for a torso injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Instantly value your claim for a mid-section injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Instantly value your claim for a back injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Instantly value your claim for a leg injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Instantly value your claim for a knee injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Instantly value your claim for an ankle/foot injury!

  Minor    Moderate    Severe

Find out how much your injury claim is worth!

Click on the injured body part to get your INSTANT FREE personal injury compensation valuation texted to your phone within seconds...

  Yes    No   Yes    No   Yes    No

Your privacy is extremely important to us. Information on how we handle your data is in our Privacy Policy.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

Latest Blog Posts

Advice about the Bard mesh recall

Advice about the Bard mesh recall

You may have heard about the Bard mesh recall that has been initiated this month, together with the announcement that the company is ceasing its mesh operations in Europe. C.R. Bard (Becton, Dickin...

Published on the 20/03/2019


TVT mesh claims advice today

TVT mesh claims advice today

If you need TVT mesh claims advice today, we can help you. We offer No Win, No Fee arrangements for vaginal mesh claims, and we can offer you free, no-obligation advice. Here at The Injury Lawyers,...

Published on the 13/03/2019


Legal advice for NHS breast screening problems

Legal advice for NHS breast screening problems

If you need legal advice about NHS breast screening problems, we can help. We can take medical negligence cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis. There can be a number of ways in which you can end...

Published on the 06/03/2019


Legal advice for hernia mesh complications

Legal advice for hernia mesh complications

If you’re one of the over 170,000 people reportedly suffering with hernia mesh complications, we may be able to help you with legal advice and representation. Some research has put the number of ...

Published on the 27/02/2019


Help now for hernia mesh claims

Help now for hernia mesh claims

If you need help and advice for hernia mesh claims in the UK, we may be able to offer you No Win, No Fee legal representation. We’re a real law firm who are already representing a number of victi...

Published on the 20/02/2019


Get started with a vaginal mesh lawsuit today

Get started with a vaginal mesh lawsuit today

You can get started with a vaginal mesh lawsuit today, and it’s quick and easy to do. We also offer ...

Published on the 13/02/2019


Can you make an Oculentis claim?

Can you make an Oculentis claim?

You may be eligible to make an Oculentis claim with our No Win, No Fee re...

Published on the 06/02/2019


Compensation for victims of the Oculentis recall

Compensation for victims of the Oculentis recall

You could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in compensation if you...

Published on the 30/01/2019


Oculentis compensation advice

Oculentis compensation advice

If you need advice about making an Oculentis compensation claim, our spec...

Published on the 23/01/2019


Breast cancer screening compensation advice

Breast cancer screening compensation advice

Our specialist Medical Negligence Lawyers may be able to help you claim breast cancer screening compensation on a ...

Published on the 16/01/2019


Categories
Archives