There are two main hospitals in Swansea and over £9 million was paid out between them in compensation in 2013, according to official figures. Swansea hospitals compensation amounted to £5,408,736 at Singleton Hospital and Morriston Hospital paid out £3,972,916. In addition Neath Port Talbot Hospital paid out a six-figure sum of £790,984.
These figures relate to claims that were settled in 2013 and are not related to any claims that were lodged during that year. It can take some time for claims to go through the process of being assessed and in some cases settled, depending on circumstances. Figures for compensation can vary from year to year, but a spokeswoman stated that the recent rise in claims was not indicative of a trend emerging.
Considering a compensation claim for hospital errors
Although the figure for Swansea hospitals compensation is high, it is important to note most hospitals provide an excellent service. They deal with thousands of people and mistakes are rare. Of course if you believe a mistake has been made in your care you are entitled to find out more and to consider whether a compensation claim would be relevant in your case.
This can be difficult to do alone, which is why you should consult professional injury compensation lawyers to find out more. There is a duty of care all care-givers have and if that duty of care is called into question and there is evidence of negligence in the situation, you may be able to bring a claim. Gathering all the available evidence from the situation can help to back up your case, but even then professional advice is definitely a good way to go ahead and consider whether a claim is warranted.
Our experienced lawyers are here to provide help and advice now
If you are in this situation now and your experience occurred within the last three years you can bring a no win, no fee* claim against those responsible. Evidence of negligence must be present in order to back up your case. Accident Advice Helpline can assist with all these matters so you can press ahead with a case with little input from you during the case itself. Call our free 24/7 enquiry line now to find out more and to ensure you have the best chance of receiving the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us now to get more information and advice.
Source: Evening Post
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown