Every month, Accident Advice Helpline deal with around 25,000 enquiries per month, some of which are for personal injury claims involving medical negligence. The personal injury claim in Widnes team of legal experts are just one of 200 solicitors representing people who have suffered personal injuries through no fault of their own.
Medical negligence claims
Not a week goes by without newspapers reporting a case of medical negligence. In understaffed hospitals, doctors and nurses may be overworked, but their patients have still every right to expect a certain level of profession care. Sadly, this is not always the case, and every year Accident Advice Helpline are asked to deal with personal injury cases involving medical negligence such as:
- Eye injury claims;
- GP error claims;
- Birth injuries;
- Cosmetic or plastic surgery claims; and
- Medical claims.
The type of claim the personal injury claim in Widnes team may be asked to deal with might involve negligence or sub-standard treatment in areas such as:
- Dental care;
- Nursing and care home residency;
- Cancer claims;
- Diagnosis errors and treatment delays;
- Prescription errors such as dispensing the wrong medication; and
- Midwifery errors in the delivery room.
Contacting personal injury claim in Widnes advisors
Making an enquiry is free and most cases can be dealt with over the telephone. At Accident Advice Helpline we are available 24 hours a day and our advisors work on a no-win, no-fee basis. Before talking to an advisor it is useful to go to our website, where a handy 30-second test will determine if a person qualifies for a claim. It is also possible to obtain a realistic assessment online how much compensation might be awarded.
Claimants should keep all their records together in one file or folder. Names and addresses of everyone involved, invoices and receipts for example of travel expenses to seek alternative, private medical treatment or second opinions should be kept in this folder and proof of loss of income by being off work, too. Having all this information at one’s fingertips makes it far less stressful having to make a medical negligence claim.
Are Accident Advice Helpline monitored by an independent authority?
The Solicitors Regulation Authority monitors Accident Advice Helpline, and the country’s foremost consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen is our patron. As the voice of consumers for many decades, Esther lends her considerable knowledge and experience to an organisation dealing with distressed, worried people who have been through a terrible ordeal.
Medical or clinical negligence can result in some horrific tragedies, such as wrongful amputation, adult brain injury, cancer, cerebral palsy and child brain injury.
In the long run successful compensation cases make the medical profession better. You should not worry about harming an individual doctor or hospital department with your claim. If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of medical negligence, contact the personal injury claim in Widnes advisors or any other office from the Accident Advice Helpline network by calling 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more.