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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

    Collecting information to make a medical negligence claim

    Medical Negligence Claim

    When you believe you were injured or affected through medical negligence, the law requires you to prove that this was the case. This includes proving that the medical professionals involved were in breach of duty and that this in turn caused the injury or damages to you.

    Proving your case of medical negligence

    In order to prove breach of duty of care, it is essential to establish that doctors, nurses and so on were aware of everything they needed to know in order to diagnose and treat a condition/ injury correctly, but failed to do so. This may involve getting statements with regards to conversations between you and the attending medical personnel, your medical records and more.

    Proving causation

    The next step is to prove that it was this breach of duty that led to your injury/damages. For this, you will need to obtain your medical records showing what kind of treatment you received and when, plus details of the resulting injury due to incorrect treatments/medication and what is/was required to put things right.

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    Accidents at work

    If the original condition/injury worsened or was compounded by medical negligence, it may also help to include the original accident report form with the documents submitted as proof for your claim for medical negligence.

    This should be no problem, as all companies are required by law to have staff available that employees can go to in order to report and record work accidents in detail.

    Getting help with gathering information

    Accident Advice Helpline is a legal company specialising in assisting individuals with personal injury claims. This includes cases of medical negligence; car and motorbike accidents; trips and slips; injuries at work and injuries from faulty products.

    Having operated within this industry for years, the advisers answering the company’s free-phone number will be able to assist in determining whether claims are justified, what needs to be collected as evidence and where to obtain this information.

    An experienced legal team is at hand to deal with work injury, personal injury and medical negligence claims, and the most suitable team/team members to deal with your claim will be selected in order to ensure you will receive the best advice and legal assistance possible in order to obtain adequate compensation for your injury or damages.

    Highly skilled and well experienced, the team often make it possible for procedures to be completed without claimants having to attend court hearings.

    How long a claim will take and how much will ultimately be paid in compensation depends on each individual case.

    Date Published: October 17, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    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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