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Adapting Your Home to a Mobility Device

Stair Lift InstallationInjuries can happen at any time, whether you are at home, in a public place or at work. If you suffer a major injury that leaves you confined to a wheelchair, scooter or other mobility device, there are obvious challenges ahead, primarily dealing with any needed therapy, learning how to use your device and adjusting to your new life. However, your device may not be easily adapted into your regular home life, considering that most homes are not built with wheelchairs or scooters in mind. Keeping this in mind, you may find yourself needing to renovate your home or install a stairlift in your home. Luckily, you may be able to claim these as part of your injury compensation.

According to The Independent, you can add a number of claims to your overall report when you file for injury compensation:

“You can claim for estate agents’ fees, architects’ fees, costs associated with planning permission, special equipment like hoists or floor lifts and the cost of fitting things like electric doors and windows to allow you free access around your new home. You can even claim for the annual costs of running a larger property as long as they are greater than those you were paying previously.”

The article says that while these elements can potentially be covered by your compensation, any additional capital you may need to buy a larger home cannot be claimed. Although this is a problem for many who may need to move, there are mobility options for anyone seeking expanded movement.

With options from Indy Stairlifts, you may be able to install a stairlift in your home without needing any additional room than what you already have. Indy Stairlifts’ trained technicians will your mobility option installed and have you moving throughout your home in no time at all!


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