Personal Injury - Case Study

Fall in a Care Home

Compensation for a Fall in a Care Home

Mrs. A. consulted us on behalf of her mother who had been a resident in a residential care home for a couple of years.   The client, who suffered from Alzheimers, walked from one room to another.  As she leant against an office door, she fell through the door, which was discovered had a broken lock, and sustained injury, more particularly a fractured pelvis.  The client subsequently died a short time after her fall in a care home.

Care Home Negligence Claim – Personal Injury Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire

Liability for the accident was initially denied.  The residential care home alleged that it was not possible to watch all the residents at any one time and that they were free to move around the home as and when they saw fit.  Whilst they denied the lock on the door was defective, they were unable to provide any documentation in relation to inspection and maintenance of the door and, in particular, the lock itself.

Ultimately we were successful in obtaining an admission of liability from the Defendants without going to Court.

The claim settled for £5,000.00 which took into account not only the injury but also the fact that the Claimant did not suffer an extended period of pain following her fall by reason of her death.   The Defendant also paid the Claimant’s costs in full. 

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If you wish to make a similar claim or have a question regarding making a personal injury claim, you can speak to one of our expert solicitors on 01925 937070.

We also have an office in Wigan that can be contacted on 01942 914004.

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