Pressure Sore Claims Specialists

Making a Pressure Sore Compensation Claim

Pressure sores are normally preventable, sadly, sometimes they develop because of negligent nursing.

Pressure sores are normally preventable, sadly, sometimes they develop because of negligent nursing.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a lack of duty of care of a nurse or care worker the SeriousMedicalInjury.com specialist solicitor panel could help with a no win no fee compensation claim.

Types of Claims We Assist With

Types of pressure sore claim our specialist solicitor panel are assisting with include:

  • Failing to regularly reposition
  • Failing to spot the signs of pressure injury on the skin
  • Failure or delay in treating pressure damage
  • Failure to carry out a risk/skin assessment
  • Failure to set out or manage a care plan
  • Failure to refer to a doctor or hospital
  • Failure to provide suitable equipment

Medical, nursing and care failures associated with pressure sores can result in serious even life-changing injuries. If you have suffered because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation. 

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Leading Medical Injury Experts

The SeriousMedicalInjury.com solicitor panel boasts some of the leading medical injury lawyers in England & Wales.

The panel's experience has helped them understand the many challenges that face both the client and their family. They provide access to specialist support services including rehabilitation and benefits advice.

They appreciate client's concerns of claiming compensation whilst still undergoing treatment and the uncertainty of what the future holds especially when the injuries are debilitating.

Acting in the client's best interests they guide them through the legal process and leave no stone unturned, with the aim of securing maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

Experts In Recovering Past And Future Losses

A successful claim can help improve the quality of life as it can allow a claimant to recover past and future costs for:

  • Corrective treatment
  • Care & Rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings
  • Out of pocket expenses and more

What can I claim?

No Win No Fee - No Risk*

The most common way to claim compensation for medical negligence is on a no win no fee basis.

Our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors will carry out an assessment of your case and may decide that they can assist you on a no win no fee basis, also known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA).

A claim taken on a no win no fee basis means that if your claim is unsuccessful you will not be required to pay your solicitor’s fees, providing you cooperate and do not provide misleading information, nothing is payable by you up front and nothing is payable at all if your claim is unsuccessful.

Free Claim Assessment - No Obligation

Before you decide to claim, start your free, no obligation case assessment to check if one of our specialist serious medical negligence solicitors can assist you on a no win no fee basis

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Pressure Sore Claims We Assist With:

Failing to regularly reposition

One of the best ways to prevent bed bound patients from developing pressure sores is by regular re-positioning, this helps to reduce the build-up of pressure on the skin. Unfortunately, not every hospital patient, nursing or care home resident is afforded acceptable standards of care, reduced staff numbers can hamper crucial tasks or unacceptable standards of nursing results in distress or injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious complications because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to spot the signs of pressure damage on the skin

A key function of nurses and care home staff is properly managing the health of the people under their care. Careful monitoring of the skin can assist in spotting the early signs of pressure damage. Sadly, this is not always the experience of hospital patients, or nursing and care home residents who develop serious and life-threatening complications when the warning signs have been missed.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious complications because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Delay or failure in treating pressure damage

It is reasonable to expect our ailments to be promptly treated. People with grade 3 and 4 pressure sores can develop serious complications, especially if they are elderly or vulnerable. Failing to treat or a delay in treating a pressure sore could result in a severe injury or even life-threatening infection.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious complications because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to carry out a risk/skin assessment

One of the most effective ways to prevent pressure sores in a hospital, care or nursing home is to carry out risk assessments. These help to identify which patients are at risk of developing the condition, allowing nurses to offer a skin assessment and importantly help create a care plan. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as some patients are unnecessarily harmed when pressure sore protocols are failed to be implemented.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious complications because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure to set out or manage a care plan

Care plans are important documents used to identify, manage and record patient's needs, and especially useful to prevent pressure sores. Sadly, some patients endure unnecessary harm when nurses or care workers fail to suitably administer a care plan.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious complications because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure to refer the patient to a doctor or hospital

It is reasonable for care home residents to expect to be seen by a doctor or referred to a hospital when a pressure sore develops, and yet this is not always the case. Care and nursing home residents can be immobile and vulnerable to certain conditions. Pressure sores can be complex to treat and complications often serious which is why medical treatment should be sought straight away.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure to provide a pressure relieving mattress or cushion

It is better to prevent a pressure sore than trying to treat one. Amongst a range of preventive equipment is pressure relief mattresses and cushions. It makes sense that people at risk of developing a pressure sore are afforded suitable care and equipment to avoid pressure sores occurring, Sadly sometimes this is not the case as some people are needlessly harmed.

If you or a loved one have developed a pressure sore because appropriate equipment was not provided you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.

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Compensation & Special Damages

Our medical negligence solicitor panel has successfully settled many serious and catastrophic medical injury claims and have experience in fighting for the following types of special damages:

Injury & Suffering

One of the elements of compensation is awarded for pain and suffering.

This takes into account the length of time the claimant is in pain and the effect it will have on their personal life.

Loss Of Earnings

If you have sustained a serious medical injury it is likely you have suffered a loss of earnings especially if your injuries are significant.

Our solicitor panel can help recover your work-related losses. 

Financial Losses

Compensation settlements are designed to put the claimant in a similar financial position prior to the incident.

All financial losses are included in the claim to ensure maximum compensation.

Rehabilitation

Medical injuries often require extensive rehabilitation.

In successful cases our solicitor panel can help recover all costs of corrective treatment.

Private Treatment

If the NHS has made your health worse you may decide on private treatment.

You can recover private treatment costs as part of your compensation settlement.

Care Costs

In severe cases, it may be necessary for people to go in to care, especially if they are vulnerable.

Our solicitor panel understands the complexity of serious injuries and can help recover your care costs.

Housing Adaptation

Home adaptations such as stairlifts can improve the quality of life of people with serious medical conditions.

Our solicitor panel work closely with leading occupational therapists and case managers to assist clients with mobility and access issues.

Relocation Costs

It may be necessary for some people with serious health problems to relocate. 

If you need to relocate or are considering relocation you may be able to recover the costs as part of your compensation award.

Assistive Technology

Our solicitor panel is aware of how assistive technology can make a real difference to improve the quality of life of those with serious health problems.

Smart technology such as voice-activated devices can help people cope with tasks which most of us take for granted, such as turning on and off appliances and controlling room temperature.

Dependants

If you have lost a loved one because of negligence you may need to consider your legal position.

Our solicitor panel can help dependants access compensation, support and assist with inquest representation.

Bereavement Costs

The loss of a loved one is an emotional time made even worse if someone else is to blame.

Our solicitor panel can help recover bereavement, funeral, inquest representation and other costs. 

Future Expenses

It is crucial that all future losses are considered when calculating a schedule of loss. 

Working with leading financial experts our solicitor panel can help recover future losses including, income, pensions, investments and many more.

Unsure if you can make a no win no fee medical injury claim?

Before you decide to make a claim, check for FREE if our panel of medical negligence solicitors can assist with your claim on a no win no fee.

or call: 0800 699 0900
or call: 0800 699 0900

Lines open 24 hours, 7 days a week