Disability law service

 
There are many laws that address problems of confusion and prejudice faced by disabled people which help them live independently. This includes discrimination, human rights, and entitlement to public services. Solicitors can provide advice and assistance regarding the legal rights of disabled people and those who care for them.
 
Under the Equality Act 2010, employers, certain public bodies and businesses providing goods and services must make reasonable adjustments to avoid putting disabled people at a disadvantage. This could include providing forms and documents in large print format, and facilities like ramps, induction loops and disabled toilets. Solicitors can help you ensure that public bodies and businesses whose services you rely on comply with your rights under the Equality Act.
 
Disabled people and their carers are entitled to a large number of different benefits and services. These include disability living allowance, attendance allowance, carers’ allowance, and disability facilities grants. A solicitor can make a comprehensive assessment of your entitlement to benefits. If you are refused benefits or services, a solicitor will be able to help challenge the decision.
 
Some disabled people do not have the capacity to make decisions for themselves about things like financial matters and health care.
 
Obtaining permission to act on behalf of a disabled relative is often very complicated and can involve making an application to the Court of Protection. Solicitors can assist with this and help you if you have disputes with health services and other bodies about the best interests of your disabled relative. 
 
Contact Law can refer you to solicitors who specialise in areas of law that relate to disability and who understand the problems faced by disabled people and their carers.
 
If you would like to obtain legal advice on disability law services, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local specialist solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local solicitors please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.
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