Will my doctor dentist or optician have professional indemnity cover to settle my clinical negligence injury claim in Seaview?
They should have. All their professional bodies either insist on or strongly recommend that they have professional indemnity insurance cover. Not only do they need it for themselves, but they also have to cover any staff they employ. Professional indemnity insurance is exactly what it says — insurance to cover the professionals against an injury claim in Seaview while carrying out their profession.
If we feel ill, the first person we go to is our doctor. We trust them to look after our health, but they could:
- Misdiagnose an illness;
- Give a late diagnosis;
- Prescribe the wrong medication;
- Prescribe the wrong medical device; or
- Ignore important symptoms.
If ever you are feeling ill and the doctor sends you away saying there is nothing wrong, insist on a second opinion. They may be the health expert, but you know your own body better than anyone and will know if it’s not right. Remember, their insurance has to cover their staff as well, so if the nurse gets something wrong then you would be able to make an injury claim in Seaview in the same way.
We are lucky in the UK that our dentists are trained to a higher standard than they are in most other countries. They can still get it wrong, though – they can pull the wrong teeth or slip with the drill, cutting your mouth or face. Whichever they do, you can guarantee that it is going to put your through more pain and suffering, and because of this you should make an injury claim in Seaview.
Going for an eye test should be fairly safe — you would not expect to be injured while your sight is being checked out. Visiting the optician for laser eye surgery could be a different story, though. Although it is a relatively simple procedure, things do go wrong and victims sight can be made worse, or in extreme cases their sight can be lost. Many of the problems relating to laser eye surgery can be corrected by having further surgery, but why should you have to go through it all again?
Dealing with the indemnity insurers can be complex
Having to deal with an insurance company for any type of claim can be time consuming and complex for the layperson, but not for Accident Advice Helpline. We 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 operate on a no win no fee basis, so no one needs to worry about financing their 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 689 0500. 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: 15th September 2013
Author: David Brown