If you want to make a hospital accident claim, or check your legal right to compensation, you should call us today. Accident Advice Helpline is a trusted adviser to thousands of accident victims every year. You can get an idea of what your hospital accident claim could be worth by using our free, 30–second claim calculator, which is easy to use and can give you a quick view about your potential claim. Ever since making our first accident claim in 2000, we have been there for people who suffered through no fault of their own.
If you have a credible case and wish to proceed with a hospital accident claim, you will be offered the services of one of our no win, no fee lawyers. Our lawyers are based throughout the United Kingdom, many specialising in particular areas of personal injury law. You can get the help you need without the worry of high legal fees during the claim process.
Why make a claim?
When you are injured through no fault of your own, you could be affected both physically and emotionally. You may find it difficult to relate to your family, friends or work colleagues in the same way as before your accident. In serious cases, you could even find it impossible to work or study, putting your career or domestic security at risk. Being fairly compensated can give you financial support when you need it most, minimising your worry on this front. Emotionally, it can also be beneficial to know that your hospital accident has been formally dealt with.
Am I eligible to make an accident claim?
There are two important caveats to your ability to claim compensation. The first is that it should be evident that someone else caused your accident. You may have been injured as a visitor to the hospital, as a member of staff there or as a patient. Your injury could have been the result of a slippery floor, damaged stairs, a faulty door or lift or dangerous equipment. Working as a nurse, doctor or support staff, you could have been forced by your employer or manager to perform a dangerous task, resulting in your injury. Or perhaps you were put in a risky position you could not escape due to infirmity. In each instance, there may have been a clear breach of health and safety regulations or offences under personal injury law. This could give you a strong case to pursue compensation.
For information on if you can make a hospital accident claim, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on our free, 24–hour helpline at 0800 689 0500. You can also text ‘claim365’ to 88010 to be called by one of our associates.
Date Published: February 9, 2015
Author: David Brown