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Expertise In Elder Abuse Claims From Irwin Mitchell
The charity Action on Elder Abuse defines abuse of the elderly as: “A single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person”. Their research suggests that as many as 4% of older people will suffer some form of abuse in their later years. This amounts to over 300,000 people over the age of 65.
At Irwin Mitchell we work with determination and compassion to help victims of this abuse and their families. We fight tirelessly to ensure that the older generation and their loved ones receive the full compensation they are entitled to, providing them with the comfort and security they need at what can be a distressing and difficult time.
Fighting Elder Abuse Claims With True Understanding
Sensitivity and understanding are at the heart of the elder abuse services we provide. At Irwin Mitchell we understand that elder abuse can be perpetrated by anyone, occur anywhere and can take many forms including:
- Physical abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Financial abuse
- Sexual abuse
Abuse of the elderly can happen in nursing homes, hospitals, day centres and even in a person’s own home. Whatever your circumstances and experiences, our highly trained and dedicated lawyers will provide clear, compassionate advice on all elements of elder abuse claims and compensation. We have handled a wide range of claims on behalf of elderly clients, striving to improve the quality of their lives and righting the wrongs they have been subjected to.
Years of Experience in Elder Abuse Claims
“You have dealt with all the issues promptly and efficiently and have always kept me informed. I have never had to chase you for information as to where we are with the case. The fact that we have achieved such a good settlement is all down to your efforts which I very much appreciate.” Linda
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We are proud to have successfully fought for many elderly clients and their relatives over the years. One area we regularly deal with is neglect in hospitals and care homes. These claims may relate to pressure sores (bed sores), falls, malnutrition and dehydration. In situations where someone has suffered an injury as a result of poor care, we will advise on whether it is possible for them to seek compensation.
We can help with formal complaints to hospitals and care homes about treatment provided, and to the Care Quality Commission. In tragic cases where an elderly person has died as a result of neglect, we can assist with the inquest to fight for answers.
Irwin Mitchell's Commitment to You
Our prime commitment is always to you and we will work with you not only to claim compensation but also to find answers about what happened and why. If you or a member of your family has suffered any form of elder abuse, contact our specialist team for free advice on making a compensation claim. Our lawyers have years of experience in claims for abuse and neglect of the elderly, so we have the expertise needed to get a positive outcome for you.
To talk about making a compensation claim, contact us online today or call us on 0800 056 4110.
“Leading player" Irwin Mitchell "handles every case thoroughly and compassionately."
Legal 500 2015
"They are excellent, very knowledgeable and considerate to their clients, in whom they take a personal interest."
Chambers & Partners 2016
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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.
* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.