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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

    How to claim GP surgery injury compensation


    Your GP surgery is normally your first port of call whenever you have a health issue you need professional advice about. You would hope to go there, be assessed and receive treatment or medication as appropriate. You certainly wouldn’t assume you would leave the surgery with an injury you didn’t have when you walked in.

    Thankfully this rarely happens, but there have been incidents where someone has been hurt because they were involved in an accident at a GP surgery. For example, the most common accidents to happen in a wide variety of places, surgeries included, are slips, trips and falls. These can be fairly minor but they can also potentially incur some unpleasant injuries in some cases.

    Has something like this happened to you?

    People have in the past claimed GP surgery injury compensation in cases where the surgery was found to have been negligent in its ability to keep its patients and staff safe from injury. The practice manager and owner of the surgery have a duty of care to ensure no one is injured and to make sure everyone can use the surgery premises safely.

    If this is not the case and they are found to have been negligent, there is a chance that GP surgery injury compensation could be the result. A slip, trip or fall can result in some injuries that take time to heal and could disrupt your life. For example you might break an ankle or damage the tendons in your hand in a fall. This could have a significant effect on your life whatever you do on a day-to-day basis.

    Make sure you get expert advice when you need it most

    Getting proper legal advice is of paramount importance at a time like this. The more you can do to find out where you stand legally, the easier it may be to try and claim compensation for the injuries you suffered.

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    So call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and when you call you will have the chance to speak with a professional advisor. You are under no obligation at all to make a claim, but if we think you have a good chance of winning we could offer to support you through that process. Try making a no win, no fee* claim for GP surgery injury compensation with our help today.

    Date Published: November 7, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.