Steps to take after suffering medical negligence
Medical negligence is a serious issue, and one which most medical professionals will take extremely seriously. If you have suffered from medical negligence, particularly at a hospital, you may want to make a personal injury claim in Middleton St George.
You can claim compensation for any type of negligence which has caused an injury or made you unhappy at a hospital, but there are steps you should take before you go ahead with your claim for compensation.
First step of claiming
You need to act quickly when it comes to medical negligence claims or complaints as there are time limits imposed on when something can be done. Accident Advice Helpline will attempt to make an injury claim in Middleton St George within 3 years of the accident or injury.
However, there is a better chance that your claim will be successful if you act quickly, so try to get advice as soon as you can.
Speak to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, or to a Practice Manager or Complaints Manager at your local GP office or hospital. You should put any complaints in writing and keep a copy so that you have proof of your complaint and when it was sent.
This means that even if the complaint is ignored for some time you can prove that you acted quickly. It is important that you speak to the GP or hospital about your situation before you call Accident Advice Helpline as it will help you to qualify that there is a problem, and it has not been a simple misunderstanding.
Next step of claiming
The next step is to try to take legal action if you have not gotten the response you wanted from contacting the GP or hospital directly. You may find that they are as keen to sort out the problem as you are, in which case you can get compensation or some kind of apology direct from the source, which may put the problem to rest.
If not then legal action is the next step. Again you may speak to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, who can give you advice on how to proceed and how to get help without having to spend a lot of money on lawyers or solicitors. You may also want to look into getting help from Accident Advice Helpline.
Make an injury claim in Middleton St George
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500, or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to get help with your injury claim in Middleton St George.
The team of friendly, helpful, advisers will listen to your issue and let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Once they have taken all of your details then the dedicated personal injury lawyers will work on your behalf (on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis), to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 25th August 2013
Author: David Brown