In January 2016 the Claimant, aged 73, who was suffering from dementia, was staying at a nursing home for a period of respite when she had a fall during the night sustaining a fractured hip.
Yorkshire’s Injury Lawyers acted on behalf of the Claimant, working with her husband who was acting as a litigation friend. Accordingly, the paperwork was sent to the care home who failed to respond. An application was made to the Court for the Defendant to disclose all relevant documents which kick-started the case.
Although a breach of policy in the care home was admitted due to the 2 hourly checks not being carried out appropriately, liability was never admitted. However, without an admission of liability, the Defendant Solicitors made an offer of £8,250.00 which was accepted by the Claimant’s husband on behalf of his wife.
Just over a year after the Claimant’s accident, client damages were settled in the sum of £8,250.00.