If someone has been in an accident they may well incur significant medical expenses, depending on the types of injuries sustained. This treatment may come at a significant cost, and in these economically troubling times it is only natural that many people will wonder how they will meet the costs of treatment. The good news is that as part of a compensation claim, providing the accident was not the claimant’s fault, medical treatment costs can be covered. With a no win no fee* injury claim, a client may obtain compensation for medical costs already incurred and for ongoing costs arising from injuries sustained.
It could be argued that most people in the UK will obtain medical treatment under the NHS, which is free at the point of treatment, so the notion of compensation to cover medical costs is something of a misnomer. However, this does not take into account prescription costs that may arise and travel costs to and from medical appointments. In addition, an individual in an accident may incur significant ongoing medical costs due to the need for treatment over a longer period of time. Perhaps they will have no choice but to seek expensive private medical treatment. That private treatment can be claimed for when seeking compensation.
Looking at the overall picture, the basis of compensation for an accident is to ensure that the individual concerned can get back to living as normal a life as possible as if the accident never happened. If they have to obtain ongoing medical treatment, that is a disruption from what would have been their normal day-to-day lives. Say, for example, an individual’s ability to work and earn is affected by the need for long-term medical treatment. That person could very well be entitled to compensation for time and earnings lost.
In order to seek compensation for medical treatment, accident victims should contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline without delay. Our team will put them in touch with an experienced and knowledgeable legal practitioner who will discuss your needs with you in detail and help you at each stage of the compensation claims process. Someone who has been the victim of an accident in the course of the past three years likely has a case for compensation, provided they were not at fault for the accident.
It is essential, of course, that a client seeking medical treatment compensation retain as much documentation associated with their claim as possible, be it medical appointment letters or prescription charge receipts. Having the proper paperwork ensures that a claim will be moved through the system in a timely and efficient manner.
The solicitors employed by Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no win no fee* basis 100% of the time, so potential clients who are financially stretched as a result of medical costs already incurred can have the peace of mind knowing that if their compensation claim is unsuccessful, they will not have to pay out solicitors’ fees. In addition, they will not have to pay any costs before the case commences.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on your claim.
Date Published: October 10, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Medical negligence claim