Injury solicitors in Lochinver answer frequently asked questions on medical negligence claims
Accident Advice Helpline and their injury solicitors in Lochinver are legal specialists in handling all types of compensation claims. We are frequently asked some of the same questions regarding medical negligence claims. Below we have answered the most common questions.
What is classed as medical negligence?
An act by a medical or health care provider in which the treatment provided is below the accepted standard and causes injury or death. The injuries could be physical and/or emotional. If you are unsure, do not worry injury solicitors Lochinver have the medical and legal expertise to investigate your case.
Will I need to see another medical professional?
In most cases we will arrange for you to be examined by an independent medical expert. This will help confirm that you have suffered injuries due to medical negligence. Do not worry as injury solicitors Lochinver will help make arrangement for you.
How long do I have to claim compensation?
Most types of cases have 3 years from the date of injury in which a claim can be made. If the injured party was a minor then it is usually 3 years from the date of their 18th birthday. If you are unsure whether your claim is valid then speak to injury solicitors Lochinver.
How long will my medical negligence claim take?
Medical negligence cases can be more complex then other types of personal injury claims. It will depend whether the claim is filed against an individual or company/trust. If we are able to provide sufficient evidence and liability is not disputed then the claim will be relatively straightforward. When fault is disputed it may take longer. On average most claims take a few months to process.
How much compensation could I be entitled to?
All medical negligence cases are slightly different. The compensation you are entitled to is dependent on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries and the impact of them on your daily life. Injury solicitors Lochinver will be able to calculate an estimated figure based on this information. It is also worth keeping track of all injury related expenses and financial losses as this may aide your claim.
Would you like to claim? Then give us a call today…
Call one of our friendly and helpful advisers here at Accident Advice Helpline to talk about your options and the compensation process. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 18th March 2014
Author: David Brown