It is very rare that you would make an appointment at your doctors just to pass the time of day and ask if he had a good weekend. Your doctor would not be very happy if you did this either. You go to visit them because you are feeling unwell, have an injury that needs attention or perhaps because you are pregnant.
The same applies to hospitals, dentists, opticians and all other medical professionals, you don’t visit them for the fun of it but because you need their help.
Generally, we take their advice and any medication they prescribe because we trust their abilities to deal with our health problems, but just sometimes they get it wrong and victims are caused much stress and made worse because of their errors. In this situation, victims can make personal injury claims in Waveney to get the compensation they are legally entitled to.
Settling your Medical Negligence Claim
Last year, the Telegraph reported that personal injury claims in Waveney against both private and NHS medical professions was on the increase, and that almost one fifth of the total NHS budget is spent by settling compensation claims. It said that although there was no doubt that victims were becoming more aware of their legal right to compensation, the most worrying thing is whether the increase is because of a drop in the standard of healthcare being provided.
If your mistreatment is by an NHS medical professional, the NHS will settle your compensation out of their own funds. If you used private medical care, they will be insured to protect them against any claims, and it will be this professional indemnity insurance that settles the claim.
Ensuring Other Victims don’t Have to Make Personal Injury Claims in Waveney
As well as getting the compensation you deserve, personal injury claims in Waveney should be made to highlight the problem to try and stop another victim suffering the same fate as you. Medical professionals will hopefully learn by their mistakes, as this is the only way the number of personal injury claims will reduce.
Making Personal Injury Claims in Waveney for Medical Negligence
If you think a medical professional has mistreated you, you should be considering claiming compensation for the suffering they have caused. Medical negligence is among the most complicated of all claims, as sometimes the decision is a matter of opinion rather than fact.
A report from a specialist in your particular problem is usually the deciding factor, and whether that says you should have been treated differently or not.
To find out more about making medical negligence claims, or claims for any other type of injury, call Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123. The advisors will be able to answer all your questions about making a claim, and provide you with all the support you need is you decide to proceed.
Date Published: 6th August 2014