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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

    Accident emergency

    If you have suffered as a result of negligent care in an accident emergency department then you may be able to make a medical negligence compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline.

    In today’s world we all know, appreciate and understand that emergency departments can become very busy places at certain times.   Sometimes medical staff can be asked to work long hours under high pressure. Unfortunately this can lead to patient care suffering and mistakes being made as a result.

    Accident emergency departments

    Accident departments deal with a wide range of injuries and serious medical conditions every single day.  Because of this the range of negligence compensation cases Accident Advice Helpline deal with reflects this. The most common medical negligence cases involving emergency departments include:

    •Missed fractures

    •Failure to diagnose serious, sometimes even fatal, conditions

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    •Foreign bodies left in wounds leading to infections.

    •Missed severed tendons or nerves

    •Missed subdural haematoma


    If you feel that after visiting an emergency department you have been neglected or mistreated then you may have grounds for a compensation claim against the emergency department.  You can contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss the circumstances in more detail and we will be happy to advise you on the strength of your compensation claim.

    What can I claim?

    In an accident emergency compensation claim the value of your claim will depend on a number of factors including:

    •The nature of the injury or illness

    •Whether you recover fully from the injury or illness or if it has a long term effect on your health and wellbeing

    •The amount of any losses you incur as a result of the injury

    You can claim compensation for the following things if they are a result of receiving negligent care in an accident emergency department:

    •Pain, suffering and loss of amenity

    •Loss of earnings

    •Medical and nursing care costs

    •Special equipment needed to carry out daily activities and any costs involved in adapting your home

    •Other expenses incurred as a result of your negligent care, for example, travel expenses incurred whilst receiving medical treatment.

    Our in-house solicitors

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline to speak to one of our in-house solicitors in total confidence.  They will be able to advise you and guide you on the strength of your accident emergency compensation claim.  If they think you have a strong case and good grounds to make a successful compensation claim then they will support and guide you through the next stages.  They all also work on a no-win, no-fee basis so you have nothing to lose as making the accident emergency compensation claim is totally risk free! Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 31st July 2013

    Author: jayne

    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 with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.