If you believe you or a member of your family are the victim of medical negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim for medical negligence compensation.
When to make a claim for medical negligence
Whether you were treated for injuries that occurred through:
- Accidents at work
- Falls, slips or trips
- Or an illness not related to an accident
If you did not receive the correct treatment for your injury/condition at the time and subsequently sustained further injury or became more ill, you may be able to claim against the doctors, other medical staff or the authorities employing them. The first thing to remember is that this must be done within a maximum of three years of the apparent failure to treat you correctly.
How to claim compensation
Calling Accident Advice Helpline and discussing your situation and the relevant circumstances with one of their experienced advisers will assist you in determining if you have a valid claim. This does not just apply to cases of alleged medical negligence, but also to injuries incurred at work. For example, repetitive strain injury or industrial deafness, as well as injuries received in car accidents, falls or trips and injuries through faulty products.
What will be required?
Advisers will inform you that the burden of proving medical staff were in breach of duty, and caused your injury/ damages as a result, is on your shoulders. This means you will need proof that in spite of knowing all of your details, symptoms, family health history and so on, doctors failed to diagnose or treat your condition or injury correctly and that you were injured as a result of this failure.
Work accidents, falls and road accidents
Similarly you will be required to prove that an injury at work, through a car accident or a fall in a public place was indeed someone else’s fault, as opposed to being your fault. Once it has been established who was responsible, liability for compensation can be established.
Accident Advice Helpline legal team
Working on a basis of no win, no fee*, Accident Advice Helpline legal team will then do everything in their power to obtain the compensation due to you. How long this will take depends on individual situations and generally cannot be predicted. Actual amounts claimants may receive in claims for injury through medical negligence can also not be precisely stated to begin with.
Date Published: October 17, 2013
Author: David Brown