All patients are entitled to receive a reasonable standard of care from health practitioners when they seek medical treatment. Most people rarely think they may be given the wrong treatment or prescription. Fewer yet expect to be the victims of wrong diagnoses or surgical mistakes. The sad truth is that anyone can be the victim of clinical negligence. If you believe that you have suffered from medical or clinical negligence and sustained injuries as a result, you may be able to claim medical negligence compensation. If you are not sure about your eligibility, then you can use the medical negligence compensation calculator to find out.
What is the medical negligence compensation calculator?
This is a simple and innovative tool used by the Accident Advice Helpline to help clients determine whether they are eligible to make a medical negligence compensation claim. The calculator is found on every page of our website.
This tool is very easy to use and will only take up 30 seconds of your time. All you have to do is input a few basic details about your incident and the injuries you sustained; in just a few seconds you will find out if you are eligible to make a claim and how much you are likely to receive as compensation.
The results of the medical negligence compensation calculator are derived from the outcomes of numerous similar cases that we have handled in the past, so you can be sure that it is based on facts. However, you should keep in mind that the compensation figure given by the calculator is only an estimated value. The exact amount of compensation you are expected to receive will be based on a number of factors. These factors include the nature of your case, the complexity of your injuries and the effect they have had on your life.
Why use the calculator?
This compensation calculator will let you know whether you have a solid basis for a compensation claim case or not. If you are a victim of medical negligence then you should file a claim for the following reasons:
- The compensation awarded will recompense you for the pain and suffering – both psychological and physical – that you have been through or are going through.
- The compensation is meant to reimburse any expenses you have already incurred as a result of the injuries you sustained, as well as the financial cost of any care or treatment you may need to recover.
- The compensation is meant to cover or replace the income lost as a result of the injuries suffered.
What is the next step?
Once the medical negligence compensation calculator gives you your estimated compensation payout value, you are free to decide whether to continue with your claim or not. If you decide to pursue your claim, feel free to call our 24-hour helpline and speak to one of our friendly advisers who will give you more information on the process involved.
We can also assist you in contacting a specialised medical negligence solicitor, who will take on your case on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. This means you will not have to pay a penny in solicitor fees if your claim is unsuccessful.
Date Published: September 26, 2013
Author: David Brown