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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury Solicitors in North Yorkshire


    If you have been following events in York Hospital Trust’s area, it will not come as a surprise to discover that compensation claims lodged against the Trust cost it £6 million during the year 2012/13. This was £3.5 million more than was paid out in the previous year. A hundred and six clinical negligence cases were registered by the NHS Litigation Authority in 2012-13 compared to 41 the previous year. In 2012-13 more than £2 million in compensation was for obstetrics cases, those involving childbirth and midwifery, and of course, these types of claim, is accepted, are for enormous amounts because of the long-term care that may be required.

    Injury solicitors in North Yorkshire

    You may be seeking a firm of injury solicitors in North Yorkshire in order to file a personal injury compensation claim for things other than clinical negligence cases, of course. If you and injury solicitors in North Yorkshire or elsewhere, can prove that you were the victim of an accident and in no way to blame for it, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. You generally have three years from the date of your accident in which to make a claim, if the accident happened in the British Isles.

    You may also be looking for a firm of injury solicitors in North Yorkshire if you have been diagnosed with an illness which resulted from another person’s negligence. You have three years in which to file such a claim from the date you were first diagnosed with the illness.

    Clinical negligence

    Clinical negligence is best defined as a breach of a legal duty of care owed to one person (a doctor, nurse or other medical practitioner, for example) to another (a patient). Clinical negligence is all about claims for damages made against a medical practitioner, healthcare professional or a hospital trust. In order to make a successful claim, the patient or his or her close relatives (in the event of a patient’s death) have to prove the following: –

    • the healthcare professional owed a duty of care to the patient and should not have caused injury;
    • there was a breach of duty of care;
    • the breach of duty was harmful to the person making the claim for compensation;
    • because of the harm caused there were other losses and damage.

    If these points can be proven then there is a potential personal injury compensation claim to make for clinical negligence.

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    Date Published: 9th February 2014

    Author: leva20

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