Compensation claims: can I claim for medical negligence?
Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm that deals exclusively with personal injury compensation claims. Along with our lawyer in Leigh-on-Sea, we have many solicitors who specialise in various aspects and types of compensation claims.
An increasingly frequent personal injury claim we find ourselves dealing with is medical negligence claims but, like all compensation claims, there are factors and criteria laid down in law that inform these kinds of compensation claims.
‘They were rushing. The clinic was running late…’
Many people feel that the NHS, as well as other providers of medical care and treatment, are too pressured and hurried to be able to offer a service that is truly of a high standard. Clearly, as our own expectations of medical care, treatment and technology grow, our high expectations are applied to standards too.
When things fall short of these high, professional standards, it seems that the person who suffers is YOU, the patient. Some people who have needed the help of our lawyer in Leigh-on-Sea face devastating consequences of a medical service and treatment that fell far short of the expected standards.
It is the institution, not the individual
Many people are worried about making a claim for compensation against either the NHS or another, private provider. Frequently, within such institutions, the ethos and atmosphere is such that everyone needs to be treated quickly, with targets met or performance improved. This can lead to undue, unnecessary pressure on personnel as well making working hours long and stressful.
Making a claim for compensation with our lawyer in Leigh-on-Sea for treatment that has gone wrong is not about punishing the individual, but seeking change within the institution.
Poor conditions is not acceptable in 21st Century Britain
As a leading country in medical technology and treatment, it is not acceptable that people die or become ill, or injured as a result of medical treatment being hurried, rushed or carried out to a less than perfect standard.
Some people have faced devastating consequences; brain damaged children from births that went wrong, paralysis from operations that were botched and relatives who are learning to live life without their loved one.
Our lawyer in Leigh-on-Sea can help you make a compensation claim for medical negligence as well as claims for any other injuries you received in circumstances that were not your fault.
If you feel you would like to talk about your specific case, take the time now to call us, Accident Advice Helpline, on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.