Jul 13

Guidance related to the Mental Capacity Act courtesy of Injury Claims Solicitors Accrington

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Guidance related to the Mental Capacity Act courtesy of Injury Claims Solicitors Accrington

People who have had the misfortune of suffering a major brain injury may reach a physical state in which they are no longer capable of making their own decisions. Such people are unable to carry out basic everyday tasks, rendering the process of making a claim for their injuries virtually impossible. However, according to injury claims solicitors Accrington the Mental Capacity Act allows someone to be allocated to take handle all affairs on behalf of the person lacking the mental capacity to do so themselves. The following text contains more details.

When does a person lack Mental Capacity?
A person is said to lack mental capacity if they are unable to do one or more of the following:-
– Understand information given to them.
– Retain information for sufficient enough time to make a reasonable decision.
– Measure available details to make a sound decision.
– Communicate that decision.
Who assesses a person’s mental capacity?
Family members are often referred to when deciding if the person lacks mental capacity for small affairs. However, complex affairs related to property require the close examination of qualified medical professionals. You should refer to injury claims solicitors Accrington for more details regarding the person’s mental capacity.

What if the person lacks mental capacity?
The Court will appoint a Deputy to make decisions on behalf of the person lacking mental capacity.

For more information you are welcome to get in touch with the injury claims solicitors Accrington at Walker Wise Solicitors by phone on 01254 300 966 or email enquiries@walkerwise.co.uk