British newspaper carried a small headline in March 2014, stating the amount of damages a young person had received as a result of a straightforward procedure ‘going wrong’. The effects on her life will be, and has been, catastrophic. Muscles were damaged beyond repair, leaving her unable to smile.
Tragic as this may be, especially for someone so young, her and her parents have exercised their right to claim compensation due to medical negligence. Personal injury law is clear when it comes to claiming compensation so if you need to know more, and get the help of an expert lawyer, then you simply must call us on 0800 689 0500.
Some basic compensation facts
These facts are for ALL compensation cases, with only a few minor differences for some cases but rather than not making a claim, you really should find out if you are entitled; at least this way, you are making an informed decision about whether to proceed or not.
Our lawyer may be able to help you claim if…
… the accident, event or incident was not your fault
In cases where you have been hurt as a result of an accident, your lawyer will need to be confident that you were not liable in any way for the accident or event.
In cases of medical or clinical negligence such as the story of the young person and their smile, the standard of care she received fell far below the expected professional standards sets by the medical profession themselves.
… you were injured and these injuries impact on your life
Personal injury law does not stipulate the severity of the impact and so people who have ‘short term’ injuries – in other words, they will fully recover – can make a claim, as can people who will, sadly not recover from their injuries. Clearly, these cases will receive a higher compensation settlement to take into account the nature and extent of the impact.
… you are claiming within the timeframe set by personal injury law
The law is clear about the deadline relating to compensation; you have 3 years from the date of the accident to make a claim for compensation. However, it is important to note that the application of this deadline differs in cases involving minors (children under 18 years) and those people looking to make a claim for industrial disease or ill-health.
Looking for a solicitor in Melbourn?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Melbourn working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Melbourn or anyway make us your first point of call.
If you would like to know more and would like the help of a specialist lawyer, you can contact AAH on 0800 689 0500 today.