Has a Harborough accident occurred in your local hospital?
When medical negligence takes place, it is normally an existing patient who is hurt or injured. If for example, you’re in hospital and you’re treated negligently, it’s likely that your condition could worsen or that you could suffer separate and additional injuries to the existing ones. However, medical negligence doesn’t always affect existing patients.
If you’re not receiving treatment but you’re concerned about your health, it’s possible that you could have been harmed because of medical negligence.
If for example, a doctor or a specialist fails to diagnose you correctly or doesn’t prescribe the right course of treatment, an underlying condition could go unnoticed. This could cause you to suffer illness, pain and may even mean that the condition is much harder to treat once it is diagnosed properly.
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Although medical professionals may sometimes perform negligent acts, not performing appropriate treatment can also be considered negligent. If your doctor has failed to treat you appropriately, why not find out if you will be able to make a compensation claim against them.
Of course, it isn’t only patients who can suffer injuries and illness whilst in a medical environment. It’s possible that you could suffer a Harborough accident whilst in hospital, even if you were just visiting someone at the time.
Whilst hospital staff do their best to ensure that the premises are safe and clean, budget restrictions often mean that there simply aren’t enough staff to carry out the necessary work. If hospitals have a shortage of staff, it is possible that spillages and untidiness can go unnoticed.
Another example of where an accident could happen is if a drink was spilled in a corridor and not cleared up, it would be fairly easy for you to slip or fall and you could suffer a Harborough accident as a result.
As well as being liable for incidents which occur inside the building, hospital staff could be liable for a Harborough accident which occurs on their premises, even if you are outside at the time.
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There is also the example of where accidents can happen outside of the main building(s), like where the car park is poorly maintained and potholes caused you to suffer a Harborough accident, you may be able to make a claim against the owners or the administrators, and you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Before you commit to making a claim for your Harborough accident, you may want to find out more about the claims procedure and what it involves.
If you’re keen to find out more, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline we always offer free no obligation advice to claimants so that it’s easy for them to find out anything they need to know, before they make a claim.
If you’d like to know more now, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline? We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can contact us at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd July 2014