Speak to an injury solicitor for a non fault accident in Oakamoor today
If you have been injured as a result of medical treatment, then you might be entitled to make a compensation claim on the grounds of clinical negligence.
To find out more, contact one of our injury solicitors for a non fault accident in Oakamoor today, or take our 30 second test which you will find on our website.
Steps to make a claim
If your injury solicitor in Oakamoor tells you that you are entitled to make a claim for compensation then there are various steps that they will need to go through in order to process and settle your case.
Firstly, your injury solicitor in Oakamoor will need to establish that there has been a breach of care and that this breach of care led to negligent medical treatment. This is known as liability. For example, your solicitor will need to prove that the medical professional treating you did not use a reasonable standard of care, and it is this which led to your injury or suffering.
While your solicitor can put forward a case for clinical negligence, it is up to other medical experts to establish whether the error which resulted in the accident was negligent. Medical experts are well aware that sometimes things can go wrong, and mistakes can be made in treatment, but this does not always involve negligence.
Secondly, your injury solicitor in Oakamoor needs to show causation. In other words, that the error or lapse in judgement, which has been regarded as negligence, caused the injuries you have suffered. These have to be outside the parameters of any potentially negative outcomes that were to be expected as a result of the treatment you received. You will only be able to make a compensation claim for additional pain and suffering if it was caused by the negligent action.
Finally, your injury solicitor in Oakamoor will need to establish that you have suffered loss as this will be taken into account when deciding if there is a case to answer, and also how much compensation you should receive as a result. These are known as damages.
Compensation is made up of two separate parts – the first part takes into account the need to compensate you for the pain you have suffered as a result of the negligence and the effect this may have had on your day to day life.
The second part of the financial compensation determination takes into account any special damages, for example, any financial loss you have incurred as a result of the injury. This might include the cost of treatment and prescriptions for painkillers etc. It can also take into account any time you have had to take off from work which has resulted in either no pay, or reduced pay if you are not in receipt of full wages during the entirety of your recovery.
Let us help you
With over 15 years’ experience of working on a wide variety of clinical negligence claims, Accident Advice Helpline can help you win the financial compensation that you deserve. Just dial 0800 689 0500 to speak to an adviser now.
Date Published: 8th December 2013
Author: David Brown