Why Do I need a Solicitor to Investigate Care Home Negligence or Elder Abuse
To investigate a potential claim for Care Home Negligence or Elder Abuse requires professional legal help.
A Solicitor is able to obtain and collate all of the required evidence (including documents such as medical and nursing notes as well as day care daily entries).
They can then assess them – often with the help of a specialist nurse- and advise if there is documented abuse or if anything is suspicious or unusual in the documents provided.
Very often these documents (especially medical notes) are extremely difficult to understand to anybody who is not a specialist in this field.
A Solicitor can provide overall management of the entire process whilst advising you throughout the case with regular updates.
Why Choose O’Neill Injury Solicitors to Investigate Care Home Negligence or Elder Abuse?
Free initial advice
At O’Neill Injury Solicitors we offer you free initial, confidential, advice. We can give advice on any concerns that you may have about care being offered and if what has happened may form the basis of a claim for compensation.
We are a specialist elder abuse legal firm
We have dealt with a huge variety of care home negligence and elderly abuse claims so we are very aware of how difficult and distressing these can be.
At O’Neill Injury Solicitors you will always have a qualified Solicitor dealing with your case who is experienced in all aspects of Care Home Negligence and Elder Abuse Claims. All aspects of the claim are examined and dealt with by the experienced Solicitor- not juniors or paralegals. We believe these claims require sensitive handling and that can be guaranteed throughout given the experience we have built up in bringing these claims to a successful conclusion.
We can give you advice and guidance about making a complaint against a healthcare provider. We can also give advice about making a claim for compensation through the civil courts. We can advise you on which route to take and may be able to put you in touch with relevant support groups. We can support you all throughout what can be a distressing and confusing process.
We will also arrange all the necessary paperwork if it becomes necessary to involve nursing and other experts. We can also assist if this becomes necessary in finding an alternative residential or care home if the evidence suggests that it would be proper for the person who it is alleged has been abused to be moved.
We can take away the stress
We know that nobody thinks about making a complaint or claim without very carefully considering all the available options and we can help in making that decision using our specialist experience.
We are very aware that such a sensitive matter needs to be handled and progressed with a high degree of care whilst ensuring that all proper steps are taken to obtain compensation if appropriate and necessary.
No win no fee
If , after your initial free consultation, we consider that there is a claim that needs to be raised we can offer a No Win No Fee agreement to ensure that you have no legal costs to pay.
For free initial advice please call 01535 958 778, email us, or use the contact form on this page.
We want to ensure that you get every penny of the compensation you are entitled to as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Where else is help and Advice Available?
There is plenty of initial advice available from the Care Quality Commission on the standards required in Nursing and Care Homes and also other useful sources of information are set out with links below:
http://www.cqc.org.uk/ (Care Quality Commission)
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/ (Age UK)
Free Action for Elder Abuse helpine: 080 8808 8141
Contact O’Neill Injury Solicitors