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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can I claim for an accident as a doctor?


    You are used to looking after other people as a doctor.  You are likely to be in close contact with disease, other ailments, even death, on a regular basis and may have developed a relatively thick skin to these aspects of life.  Indeed, when people have accidents, they are likely to seek medical help, but few people consider the fact that doctors themselves can be injured.  If you are wondering whether you can claim for an accident as a doctor, whether it took place in your surgery or other medical workplace environment, the answer is that if it was someone else’s fault, happened in the last three years and meant you had to seek medical help, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today by calling 0800 180 4123, or try our free 30-second claim calculator.

    Workplace laws and regulations

    Working in a general practitioner surgery or in a hospital, visiting patients in their home or at the scene of an accident, you are covered by a number of laws and regulations.  These have been introduced over the years to ensure the health and safety of workers in all professions.  Nobody should have to run the risk of suffering an accident or injury without a legal route to claim compensation for it.  When you contact Accident Advice Helpline, one of our expert advisers will be able to tell you within minutes if you have a potential claim for compensation.  They do this by checking the details of your accident as a doctor, seeing what laws or regulations were breached when you had your accident and who is responsible for your injuries.

    Your accident

    Your accident as a doctor may have left you with severe physical or mental injuries, or may have impacted your ability to work as before.  You may be finding it difficult to perform your medical duties with the same standards of care and diligence as before your accident.  The accident’s effects on you may include medical fees, loss of earnings or, in severe cases, an inability to continue working as a doctor.  If the accident was not your fault, happened in the last three years and meant that you had to seek medical attention for yourself, you may be able to claim financial compensation for it.  Start your claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 180 4123.

    Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?

    Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 to help those with little experience of the legal process make a claim they may not otherwise be able to afford.  By contacting us, you will be able to receive free initial advice regarding your accident from one of our expert advisors. If they believe you have a strong case, they will pass your claim to one of our fully trained, expert legal representatives. Accident Advice Helpline has specialist lawyers throughout the UK, each selected for his or her legal expertise regarding the particular laws or regulations that may have been breached when you had your accident as a doctor.

    Date Published: February 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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