In the rare situation that you have been hurt whilst receiving medical care or visiting others who are, you may be asking yourself, ‘Can I claim for an injury in a hospital?’ Hospitals are normally places where you would be treated for your accidents, not subjected to them, but, as with all locations, there is still a very real risk of injury. Injuries in hospitals are commonly reported as being sustained through faulty or improper use of equipment, poorly maintained or hazardous surroundings or by the negligence of staff. Whatever the circumstances behind your injury, it is well worth getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see if your accident is eligible for a compensation payout.
What can Accident Advice Helpline do to help?
Accident Advice Helpline completely understands the trauma of an injury sustained whilst in hospital and the way it can impact on your daily life. A hospital should be somewhere you feel safe so, when the reality is quite the contrary, the damage is often psychological as well as physical – and this can take a little extra care to resolve. We’re here to help you on your journey to recovery and over the past ten years we have helped thousands of other people injured in similar circumstances with their compensation claims too. We believe that your time should be spent recovering and relaxing, not worrying about legal procedures and finding the money for a lawyer. As a result, and due to our confidence in our expert lawyers’ ability to win your case, we take on all qualifying cases on a no win, no fee* basis. If someone else was responsible for the injuries you sustained whilst in hospital, you are well within your rights to enquire about personal injury compensation.
What steps do I need to take?
Once you’ve decided to bring your case to Accident Advice Helpline, the next step will be for one of our advisors to ask you a few further questions to get a better understanding of your accident and to assess the eligibility of your claim. If your case meets our criteria, one of our solicitors will take your case from here and will advise you if they need any further information.
The more information you can provide us with when initially making your claim, the greater the chance of success. Therefore, the more information you gather about the circumstances of your accident, the better we can help. Document as much as you can remember about the accident; speak to eyewitnesses and get their contact details, take photos of where the accident happened and visit your GP as soon as possible, even if you feel okay at the time. Having a medical record of your injury is essential to the success of your claim.
Date Published: July 13, 2015
Author: David Brown