There are various types of injury where there may be a case for an osteopath accident claim if such an injury has not been treated correctly. Sporting activities and building, labouring, and any work of a physical nature sometimes requires that you, as the worker, visit an osteopath in order to help alleviate back, neck, shoulder, or other types of physical pain.
There are sometimes cases where an osteopath has improperly treated a patient and the patient has been forced to file a personal injury claim because of the pain and discomfort they have experienced. If you or someone you know wishes to file a ‘no win, no fee*’ compensation claim for medical negligence, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help.
As with any type of treatment there is a possible margin for error, and if you suffer pain as a result of this then you may be entitled to compensation. It is necessary that all practitioners have received sufficient training in their profession, and along with this they must ensure that all of the health and safety requirements are met, and that they work and conduct themselves in a professional manner. Any inconsistencies that may arise in the conduct of an osteopath can result in the initiation of an osteopath accident claim.
It can be the case that you are unsure whether to pursue a claim against your osteopath. This can be tricky, as it will need to be proved that a new pain or injury is as the result of treatment you have received. In order to clarify a case against an osteopath it is necessary to get a second opinion concerning both the ailment and the specified treatment.
Osteopathy is classed as an alternative or complementary medicine (CAM), and although much of the basis of osteopathy is scientifically based, some treatment methods that are used are based more in theory. It has been proven, however, that osteopathy can be highly effective for lower back pain, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends osteopathy as a treatment for this complaint. There is also a limited amount of evidence to suggest that osteopathic treatment can be effective for complaints of the shoulders, neck, and for lower limb pain or recovery from knee and hip operations.
Accident Advice Helpline has a team of expert lawyers who have extensive experience in a wide range of different compensation claim types. If you have any queries regarding the claims process, a 24/7 free helpline can help you to find out what you need to know. The level of compensation a claimant will receive depends on the type of injury they have, but to find out approximately how much can be awarded in an individual case, there is a short form on Accident Advice Helpline’s website that will calculate an amount in less than 30 seconds. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: October 19, 2014
Author: David Brown