Having an accident in a hospital seems somewhat ironic, since this is the place you would go to in order to receive treatment for injuries, rather than to experience them there. However while the odds of being injured in a hospital are unlikely, this doesn’t mean nothing will ever occur there. Hospitals are very busy places, and if there is a lack of attention paid to the potential for accidents to happen, there could potentially be a chance that someone might be hurt.
Hospital accident compensation has been paid out in the past because of a number of varied injuries. For example you could be walking through hospital corridors and slip over because the floor was wet and yet it was not signed as such. You might even fall over outside the hospital because it had not been gritted to prevent such things from happening.
Do you have a good chance to succeed with a claim?
You never know what might happen if you end up being hurt in an accident in a hospital. At least you are near to a casualty department, but what injuries might you suffer to land yourself there in the first place?
You may be injured in a fall or slip, as we have seen. On the other hand you could be working as a porter at the hospital and be hurt while moving a bed from one place to another. This might mean you end up being hurt if your hand is trapped between the bed and the wall, or if the bed is run over your foot by someone else.
Getting proper advice
Obviously if you have been injured and you want to know whether hospital accident compensation could be paid to you, you should get expert advice from someone who knows what questions to ask and what needs to be done.
By calling the team at Accident Advice Helpline you can get a good start on finding the no-obligation advice you want. Call us on 0800 689 0500 now and see where this takes you. Remember, we have 15 years’ experience on our side that could make the world of difference to you.
The sooner you make that call – totally free, of course – the sooner you will start finding out the facts behind your case. If you are entitled to win compensation our lawyers can help you go through a no win, no fee* claims procedure.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Hospital accident claims