Professional indemnity insurance will pay your injury claim in Minchinhampton
We all trust our doctor – we have to – they know far more about our health and illnesses than we ever will. If one of them makes a mistake that causes harm to a patient, they could well find themselves facing an injury claim in Minchinhampton. There is no legal requirement for them to have professional indemnity insurance, but if they are wise they will have. It is this that would pay for the compensation claim rather than having to pay out of their own pocket.
The General Medical Council’s view on professional medical insurance and avoiding an injury claim in Minchinhampton
The General Medical Council (GMC) guidelines for Good Medical Practice describes the duties of a doctor registered with the GMC. The guidance regarding insurance says-
- The doctor must make sure they have adequate insurance or indemnity cover so that the patients will not be disadvantaged if they make a claim about the medical care the doctor provided in the UK
The UK is lucky
We are lucky in the UK. The majority of our doctors work to high standards and deliver good quality healthcare, far better than in some other countries. Despite this accidents do sometimes happen that cause harm to a patient and the patient may make an injury claim in Minchinhampton. Then it is important that the doctor has adequate insurance or professional indemnity cover to financially compensate the patient for their suffering.
Dentists and opticians need professional indemnity as well
The College of Optometrists and the General Dental Council both say their members should have professional indemnity cover. If they, or doctors, run their own practices, the insurance needs to extend to cover any staff they may employee, as they are responsible for any mistakes made by employees that cause harm to a patient and may result in an injury claim in Minchinhampton.
They should also ensure that any locums or relief staff they use have adequate insurance in place.
If your doctor, dentist or optician gets it wrong, we will help make your personal injury compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline have dealt with numerous clinical negligence claims over the 15 years since we were established. Our expertise in the personal injury compensation industry is enviable and makes us one of the market leaders.
We strictly adhere to our principles of integrity, reliability, dependability and accountability. These ideals ensure we give claimants a high quality service, simply and efficiently dealing with their claims.
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so no one need worry about financing his or her claim. If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you are entitled to be financially compensated and we will handle your claim for you.
To make contact with us you can either complete the 30-second test on our website, or call our helpline on 0800 180 4 123. Both of these methods will put you in touch with professional, capable advisors who will talk you through the next stages of your claim.
Date Published: 27th August 2013