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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitor in Stockwell

    Medical negligence compensation claims – knowing your rights

    From time to time, we all need some form of medical help. In such cases, we all expect a certain standard of care from the medical professionals treating us, and we do not expect them to make mistakes.

    But what happens when this care doesn’t reach professional standards and you are left hurt?

    It seems wrong to claim against the NHS…

    Firstly, cases for medical negligence can be brought against any medical establishment (the NHS included). No matter where you opt to have treatment, there are guidelines and policies in place to protect you and the staff. But when these are not met, the results can be catastrophic, and that is when you may need the help of a solicitor in Stockwell.

    Claiming compensation for medical negligence in these circumstances is about claiming against the agency, public body or company, rather than against the individual. As our solicitors in Stockwell will tell you, there are many contributory factors including;

    • The length of shifts that some medical professionals work, sometimes through being short-staffed or through the culture of that organisation
    • The atmosphere and culture within an organisation within the medical professional can make for unpleasant working environment for the staff, where mistakes are not openly tolerated hence things are ‘swept under the carpet’
    • Lack of time and resources can also make operating as a medical professional difficult, meaning corners are sometimes cut to save time.

    Can our solicitor in Stockwell help you claim compensation?

    Once you have recovered enough to be able to make a decision, you can call Accident Advice Helpline from a landline on 0800 689 0500. If you are using a mobile other call 0333 500 0993 or text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will call you.

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    We understand that discussing medical issues can be a sensitive issues for some people and our advisers are trained and empathetic, as well as knowledgeable about all compensation issues. They will be more than happy to discuss what has happened to you.

    Speaking with them puts you under no obligation or pressure to make a claim. Only when you feel able to take your case further will we act on your specific instructions, passing your case to our solicitor in Stockwell.

    You are in control of your case at all times; we act on your instructions, providing you with the information you need to make an informed choice.

    Don’t suffer! If you have been hurt and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation with our solicitor in Stockwell. Call us today to find out more!

    Date Published: 12th April 2017

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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