Claiming compensation for medical accidents
Medical accident experts Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years of experience in helping victims of medical accidents claim compensation for their pain, suffering and financial loses.
We have a long standing, established reputation and are one of the leading personal injury specialist law firms in the UK. We not only help with medical accidents, but all types of accidents, whether it’s a car accident, accident at work or even a fall in a supermarket. We have vast experience in a number of different areas and our friendly and professional team is always happy to help you.
What is a medical accident?
A medical accident is the term that is often given when medical negligence or error caused harm to you. It may be that a medical professional did not give the correct standard of care, or that a mistake was made.
Some types of medical accidents:
- Making an error during surgery
- Wrong medication given
- Making the wrong diagnosis
- Failure to inform you about the risks of your treatment
- Failure to get your consent for treatment
- Not giving you the treatment you need
Medical accident Experts
If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer a medical accident, experts who are skilled in the highly specialised field of medical negligence would be required to help you claim the compensation you deserve. Accident Advice Helpline can assign you a personal injury solicitor who is experienced and knowledgeable in the area of medical negligence. Your solicitor will help you in making a claim against the negligent third party. There is no need for you to worry about the legal proceedings as your solicitor with take care of everything for you.
The purpose of making a compensation claim is to put you in a position as if the accident had not occurred. We understand that money is no substitute for your health, however it can help you put the incident behind you and help with the financial burden that the accident has caused.
There are two components to the compensation which can be awarded:
- General damages
This is for the pain and suffering you have endured due to the medical accident. It will also take into account the psychological trauma of the accident.
- Special damages
This covers the financial loss you have suffered from, including loss of earnings (including expected future loss) and any expenses relating to the accident, i.e. prescription charges and travelling expenses.
Making a claim
If you decide to make a claim for compensation medical accident experts will require some important information from you.
Provide a detailed account of what exactly happened. Include the names of people involved, where the accident occurred and the injuries you suffered. Try to be as detailed and as accurate as possible. This will assist your solicitor when compiling the evidence for the claim. If possible provide your solicitor with any witness details, photographs or any other documents that could help your claim for compensation.
You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 to discuss things in more detail.
Date Published: 21st January 2013