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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."

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    Injury claim in Long Stratton

    You may live in Long Stratton and be thinking about making an injury claim in Long Stratton for an injury sustained in an accident that was no fault of your own. You usually have three years in which to file an injury claim in Long Stratton, or one from anywhere else in the UK. You will have to prove that the accident was the fault of another person, and sometimes it is not apparent exactly who was to blame. This is why you should hire the services of an expert accident solicitor.

    Injury claim in Long Stratton

    You could also make an injury claim in Long Stratton if you have been diagnosed within the last three years with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. This might be an occupational disease or work-related illness which you can prove was the result of negligence on the part of your employer. Alternatively, it could be that you contracted MRSA while in hospital, in which case you could also make a claim against your local health trust.

    Clinical negligence claims

    You may be eligible to make a clinical negligence claim (or an injury claim in Long Stratton) if you were the victim of a medical accident. You, in conjunction with your solicitor, will have to demonstrate that on the balance of probability you received the wrong treatment, or that your treatment was in some way carried out negligently.

    Some examples of clinical negligence are:

    • When your doctor failed to make the correct diagnosis;
    • When a mistake was made during surgery;
    • When the wrong medication was prescribed;
    • When your doctor failed to obtain consent to treatment; and
    • When your doctor failed to warn of the possible consequences of a particular treatment.

    There are two threads of any clinical negligence case — those of negligence and causation — and to make a successful injury claim in Long Stratton for clinical negligence, you have to be able to prove both.

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    What is negligence defined as? Negligence is when the treatment you received did not come up to medically accepted standards. However, care which falls below best practice standards may not be construed as negligence. Causation is when your doctor or other care staff directly caused your injury due to a breach in their duty or negligence.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you believe that you have a clinical negligence claim to make, or any other type of personal injury compensation claim, but you would like expert professional advice, then you could call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have two freephone numbers for you to call, and you can do this at any time of day or night, every day of the week. Call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile or from a landline call 0800 689 0500. Why not call now for expert legal advice about any part of the claims process?

    Date Published: 18th October 2013

    Author: David Brown

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