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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Time limits on medical negligence

    Time limits on medical negligence

    Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel have what is known as a ‘duty of care’ towards their patients. In essence, this means they are required to ensure that patients under their care receive the right kind of treatment at the right time.

    Occasionally, however, things can go wrong. When mistakes happen and a patient is injured as the result, the patient may be entitled to claim for medical negligence.

    Medical negligence compensation

    In order to make a medical negligence claim, it is vital to ensure proceedings are set in motion within three years of the alleged incident of medical, or clinical negligence, as it is also known. This also applies in cases where injury occurs through falls or slips in public places, accidents at work, and so on. It is therefore necessary to collect appropriate evidence and call Accident Advice Helpline as quickly as possible. It is important to be aware of the time limits on medical negligence, otherwise you may leave it too late to be considered.

    First step in making a claim

    Whether you believe you were injured through medical negligence, a work accident or other accidents, the best plan of action is to call our freephone number. Available 24 hours every day of the week, this line is manned by experienced, friendly staff who will be able to assist you in determining whether a claim for medical or work injury compensation is likely to have a chance of success. You should consider the time limits on medical negligence before submitting your claim.

    About Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline is a legal company working on behalf of people incurring injuries at work, in public places or through mistakes being made while receiving medical treatment. Backed by a highly skilled and experienced legal team, we work hard to ensure that injured individuals receive the compensation they are entitled to.

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    Working on a no win-no fee basis, our legal team assists members of the public in gathering any necessary evidence, contacting those liable and generally deal with all the necessary processes involved in making medical negligence or other injury compensation claims.

    What to expect of claims

    More often than not, people do not actually have to attend court. Accident Advice Helpline’s legal team will deal with just about every aspect of the claim. While ensuring that medical negligence compensation claims are dealt with as quickly as possible, it is not always possible to predict how long this will take. Time limits apply for making a claim, normally within 3 years of the incident.

    In a similar fashion, it is not possible to provide claimants with exact information on how much they will ultimately receive. Awarded compensation depends very much on individual circumstances, the injury incurred, whether stress or trauma are being considered, and so on.

    For further information, or to start a claim, get in touch with us on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: October 17, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    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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