Serious Injuries

House adaptation compensation claims

If serious injuries have caused permanent disability, you may need to adapt your home to make life easier.

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If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury, it might be necessary to adapt your home to make it easier for them to live in. Slater and Gordon is one of the UK's leading personal injury law firms, with extensive experience of compensation claims to pay for house adaptations.

We understand the need for house adaptations

If you or a family member suffered a severe injury and now has a disability, it may be that the home they live in is no longer entirely suitable for them. That's why some compensation claims include a sum of money to fund the purchase of specially adapted housing, or to make an existing home easier to live in. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury that requires rehabilitation or specially adapted housing, please speak to one of our experienced personal injury solicitors about making a No Win No Fee compensation claim.

What sort of house adaptations are possible?

Everyone has the right to live in their own home and enjoy an independent life. So when you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury that wasn't your fault, if compensation is payable, it should ideally include money to fund any necessary house adaptations. Some of the common house adaptations that our solicitors seek compensation to pay for include:

  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Handrails
  • Walk-in baths
  • Lever taps
  • Accessible doorways
  • Overbath showers

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury that might require some of these common house adaptations, talk to us to see if a claim for injury compensation might be possible, due to someone else's actions or negligence.

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Watch David's story

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Slater and Gordon help secure funds so that David could purchase and adapt a house to meet his exact needs after doctors failed to diagnose his tumor.

What other equipment might injury compensation pay for?

While major house adaptations are a key part of making life as independent as possible for those who've suffered serious injuries - and of course their families - we never overlook the need for other necessary aids to be covered by serious injury compensation claims. Many useful items of equipment are available, including:

  • For independent hygiene: grab rails, bath boards, electric bath lifts and wheelchair access showers
  • For easier toileting: raised toilet seats, toilet frames, grab rails and commodes  
  • For food preparation: adapted kitchen utensils and cookers
  • For help with sleep: bed raisers, bed rails, machines to help you sit up and slide sheets to help you move position
  • For more comfortable sitting: riser/recliner chairs, chair raisers  
  • For pressure care: pressure relieving cushions  
  • For help with transfers: mobile electric hoists
  • For added mobility: standing/turning/walking frames
  • For easier access: portable wheelchair ramp

While this list isn't exhaustive, it hopefully gives you an idea of some of the aids to more independent living that are available when home adaptation becomes necessary. It may also help you to understand the necessity for every aspect of life after a serious injury to be taken into account when considering a claim for serious injury compensation.

Watch Susan's story

Susan's active lifestyle was brought to a halt when a tree fell on her during a jog. Slater and Gordons specialist claims lawyers made sure that enough compensation was available to ensure her house and new hand bike could be adapted to suit her needs.

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