Compensation to cover building costs
If you or someone close to you has suffered serious or catastrophic injury in a work, road or other accident you may find that your home is no longer suitable for your needs. In fact, in the event of a serious injury, carrying out even the most basic daily tasks may be impossible without some level of adaptation to your home environment.
Thompsons’ serious injury solicitors can assess your circumstances and the details of your accident to see if it may be possible to claim for compensation to cover the cost of any home adaptations that may be necessary to help you live as independent and comfortable a life as possible.
If your existing home cannot be adapted suitably, it may be appropriate for you to buy, build or adapt another property, and it is the aim of our personal injury solicitors to ensure that any such needs are fully accounted for.
All kinds of adaptations
A compensation claim for adaptation costs could potentially include:
- Builder' fees
- Architect's fees
- Cost of specialist equipment
A compensation claim for having to move to a different property could potentially include:
- Estate agent selling and buying fees
- Adaptation costs
- Annual cost of managing a larger house
Examples of the kinds of adaptations required by our serious and catastrophic injury claim clients include the following:
- Lifts or stair lifts
- Under-floor heating
- Wheelchair access – for example, widening door frames
- Adjustable sinks
- Bathroom conversion
- Hoist installation
- Advanced anti-scalding thermostats
- Handrail installation
- Ramp installation
- Therapy room extensions
- Extra accommodation for carers and/or family
- Adaptations to your vehicle
Talk to Thompsons - Specialists in complex claims
Thompsons is Scotland’s largest personal injury firm and has earned its reputation by winning over 90% of the cases it takes on, in the process securing around £1 million each week for its clients.
Whether you require advice, information or urgent legal representation, get in touch with us today. To find out more, give us a call today on 0800 0891 331 and talk things through with one of our serious injury lawyers.