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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."

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    Who is liable for medical negligence?


    One of the factors to be considered when making your medical negligence claim is liability. In essence, this means determining who is ultimately responsible for the injury due to the claimed negligence and who is liable to pay any compensation you may be entitled to.

    Who is liable for medical negligence compensation?

    In essence, claims against injury through clinical negligence can be brought against doctors, nurses or other medical professionals. In some cases, it is also possible to claim compensation from the authority employing these professionals. This may be a health clinic, a hospital, rehabilitation centre, and so on.

    Whether your claim should be against a particular individual or the authority employing this individual depends on the circumstances surrounding your case. The advisers manning the free-phone number provided by Accident Advice Helpline will assist you in determining several factors, including:

    • Your eligibility to claim
    • The likelihood of successfully claiming injury compensation in your case
    • Who to claim against
    • What you will need to set the process of claiming for clinical negligence into motion

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    On deciding to go ahead with a claim, you will be assigned a legal professional with sufficient experience in dealing with cases of medical negligence. This professional will then discuss your case with you and begin to gather the necessary information to support your claim. In the process of this, he/ or she will determine the correct person/ authority to lodge a claim against and subsequently serve them with the first ‘letter of claim’. They will be able to determine who is liable for medical negligence.

    Personal Injuries, road accidents and accidents at work

    In a similar fashion, claims for injuries incurred in road or work accidents, through faulty goods or by falling in a public place will also require establishing of responsibility and liability. Here, too, Accident Advice Helpline will select a legal representative most suitable to deal with your case.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted online or via a free-phone number. In any case, you will be able to confidentially discuss your circumstances and receive expert advice on whether or not you can indeed lodge a claim, how to initiate and deal with the claim, and more.

    The legal team consists of highly skilled, experienced professionals who usually operate on a no win-no fee basis. Each case will be dealt with by the most suitable individual. As each case differs, it is not normally possible to predict a specific time frame or how much you will ultimately receive in compensation.

    Cases will however be concluded as soon as possible and with the goal of achieving adequate compensation for your injury. When you know who is liable for medical negligence, you will be in with a better chance of winning your claim.

    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.