Compensation Claim Usk
We all know that you cannot really put a price on good health, but if you have been injured as a result of medical (or clinical) negligence then you might be thinking about making a compensation claim.
The first steps to making a compensation claim in Usk
If you want to make a compensation claim in Usk as a result of medical negligence then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss your circumstances.
You can contact is us in one of three ways:
- Via our Freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Our professional and friendly advisors are available 24/7 to take your call and to answer any initial queries you might have about making a claim.
- Complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will give you a call back as soon as possible.
- Take our 30 second test. By answering a few simple questions about your case. Our test will tell you if you are eligible to make a compensation claim and because this test also doubles up as a compensation calculator, we will also be able to give you a rough idea of how much your claim might be worth.
No matter how you decide to get in touch with us, your information and details will be treated in the strictest of confidence and you will be under absolutely no obligation to proceed with your compensation claim if you decide you would rather not do so at this time.
What happens next?
Once you have decided to proceed with your compensation claim we will assign you to one of our specialised in house solicitors who will be able to handle your case. All of our legal representatives operate on a strict no win no fee* basis, which means that if your case is not successful you will not have been put at any financial risk by starting your claim.
Initially your solicitor will advise you to make a complaint against the hospital or medical professional(s) that you believe have been negligent (if you have not already done so). If you do need to make a complaint, your solicitor will be on hand to help you to do this.
The medical practice in question will then have certain procedures and policies in place that they need to follow to fully investigate your complaint.
You will also need to gather as much evidence as possible in relation to what happened and what the outcomes were supposed to be and what the outcomes actually were. You can be referred to another medical professional who will look at your medical records and act as an independent witness to the severity of the injuries you have received.
It is important to act quickly when making a compensation claim because there are strict deadlines in place when making personal injury claims. Legal proceedings must be started within three years of the date of the incident that created the injury or within three years of your knowledge of the injury.
Date Published: 1st September 2013
Author: David Brown