Professional people need to have insurance cover, in case they make a mistake in the course of their profession and receive a personal injury compensation claim, from injury lawyers in Prestbury, against them. This applies to all professionals and medical professionals are no exception. The insurance that provides this cover is called professional indemnity.
Most professional bodies insist or encourage their members to have professional indemnity insurance. Such organisations as The General Medical Council, The College of Optometrists and The General Dental Council are examples of these.
Settling the claim presented by injury lawyers in Prestbury
If you have been harmed by the lack of, or wrong, treatment by a medical professional, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, using injury lawyers in Prestbury. It would be the providers of the professional indemnity insurance that settle the claim, your medical practitioner will not have to make payment out of their own pocket.
If a professional is self employed, working just on their own, they only need cover for themselves. If however, they employ people, such as nurses in a doctor’s surgery, they need to come within the scope of the cover as well, as do any locums they may use. If it a doctors nurse, for instance, that makes the mistake, you would still want to make a personal injury claim, using injury lawyers in Prestbury.
Our medical professionals or more highly trained than most
In the UK our medical professionals are more highly trained than in a lot of other countries. However, they are all human and from time to time, mistakes are made. If this happens to you, you may be able to make an injury claim. The sorts of things that can happen are:
- Wrong tests taken
- Wrong test results given
- Delay in diagnosis
- Laser eye surgery going wrong and affecting your sight
- Wrong teeth pulled or drill slips and cuts your face
- Wrong limb amputated
A mistake by the medical profession can have dire consequences, and if this happens to you, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Dealing with professional indemnity insurance providers
Insurance companies are not easy to deal with. Complicated forms, and questions asked in such a way there could be ten ways of interpreting the information they want. Accident Advice Helpline will deal with their forms, answer their questions and generally make sure your injury claim is dealt with respectfully as it deserves.
We have been dealing with personal injury compensation claims for over 13 years and have helped many thousands of claimants obtain the compensation to which they were entitled.
We have an online compensation calculator that will take just 30 seconds to let you know if you qualify to make a claim, and if you do will give you an indication of the amount you can expect to be awarded.
Or you can speak to one of our friendly advisors on our helpline number, 0800 689 0500. You will find them professional, compassionate and full of the information you need to make your personal injury compensation claim, which you will need no money to start as we operate on a no win no fee basis.
Date Published: 30th October 2013
Author: David Brown