Accidents in Hospitals
There are many reasons for visiting a hospital – from being a patient or receiving a one-off (“outpatient”) treatment, to visiting a sick friend or relative, and as much as they’re despised, many will end up needing to visit a hospital in the near future.
As anyone who has visited a hospital in any capacity will be able to attest, they are extremely busy environments and sadly the prospect of having an accident in hospital property is a very real possibility.
As it the case with any public building, if you have experienced an accident in a hospital which was not your fault then you have the right to make a compensation claim Telford.
How Accidents Happen
As is often the case with any public building, the most common cause of accidents within hospitals is slips, trips and falls. These are often caused by people rushing to where they need to go and often the fault lies with the person involved in the accident.
However, the constant cleaning which is required to ensure hygiene within hospitals means that the likelihood of a slip, trip or fall being caused by a wet (as in recently washed) surface, a hazard such as a cleaning cart or being knocked off balance by a person going about their duties are heightened.Open Claim Calculator
When added to the prospect of being in a collision with a hospital vehicle whilst in a car park, it’s little wonder that so many accidents which cause personal injury happen within hospitals.
Even the smallest or seemingly minor of accidents could leave a person needing extensive treatment to mend bruising, broken bones and head injuries, and being in the right place to receive that treatment doesn’t abate from the fact that were it not for the hospital management or their personnel, such treatment would not be needed.
Making a Compensation Claim in Telford
In this case, making a compensation claim in Telford could not only help with any bills such as medical expenses, prescriptions and to provide a financial support should time away from work be needed, but could also ensure that such an accident doesn’t happen to anyone else.
Compensation is available to anyone who has been injured in a hospital or public building in an accident which wasn’t their fault, thanks to a UK law. This law ensures that any person running, managing or owning a building which is open to the public takes all necessary care to protect the safety of those people as they are in the building. When this “duty of care” is breached or the person, organisation or people working for them are negligent and the public come to harm as a result then a compensation claim Telford may be sought.
For the last 14 years, Accident Advice Helpline have been supporting people as they bring about compensation claim in Telford. Our experience, expertise and guarantee of No Win, No Fee means that all claims are handled expertly, and with consumer champion Esther Rantzen as our patron, you can be assured of a high quality service.