Personal injury claims in Wycombe for medical negligence are becoming more common, just like they are in the rest of the UK. It is debatable whether this is because victims are more aware of their right to compensation, or if the standard of healthcare is dropping.
This is of concern because we train our health professionals to a very high standard in the UK, and as patients with illnesses or injuries, we trust them to treat us correctly.
But unfortunately mistakes by the medical professional happen all the time, and it is not just doctors that get things wrong. It could also be:
In fact, anyone treating any medical condition can make a mistake and if this affects the health and well-being of the patient, they can make personal injury claims in Wycombe to get the compensation they deserve.
Proving medical negligence
To make a medical negligence personal injury claim in Wycombe, the medical professional treating you has to have actually done something wrong. Just because the treatment you have had has not worked as well as you hoped is not cause for a claim.
Many medical negligence claims are settled by professional indemnity insurance, and the insurance companies insist that you prove the error had at least a 50% chance of making you worse or causing a new problem.
This is usually achieved by obtaining reports from a specialist in your particular health problem or injury. If the report says you were treated perfectly correctly, then you will not be able to claim. If however, the report says you should have been treated in a different way, claiming compensation is a legal right available to you.
If your claim is against the NHS, they will hold internal investigations in a similar way, and if a mistake has been made, they pay the compensation out of NHS funds.
Getting help to make your medical negligence claim for compensation
Medical negligence claims require specialist help as they are among the most complicated of all personal injury claims. At Accident Advice Helpline we are a law firm that only deals in personal injury claims, ones for medical negligence included.
Over the 15 years’ plus since we started, we have helped many thousands of innocent victims to claim the compensation UK law says you are entitled to if you have been injured through the recklessness or neglect of someone else.
But before you decide to go ahead or not, why not take our 30-second test online. It will let you know if you have a valid claim, and give you an estimate of how much your compensation could be. If this decides you to make the claim, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, or for a charge on 0333 500 0993 (from mobiles) and speak to our friendly advisers. They will answer any questions you have about injury claims, and put your mind at ease that you have chosen the right law firm to assist you.
Date Published: 11th August 2014