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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

    Solicitors in Dunfermline


    If you are staying in hospital then it is likely you will already be going through a stressful and painful situation. The last thing you want to deal with on top of this is rude or disrespectful hospital staff, who will only service to make your experience traumatic. You cannot choose who you are seen by, or who looks after you when you are in hospital, at least at first, so here are some tips on dealing with rude staff, to make your experience that much better.

    Be patient

    When it comes to being admitted, hospital staff are often rushed off their feet and this can make them a little tense and unfriendly. If you don’t like how one nurse is speaking to you then speak to another, but try to be patient and allow them to deal with all of the most serious cases first.

    Take someone with you

    If you feel that you are being treated badly by hospital staff then take a friend or a family member to sit with you throughout the process. A rude staff member may change their behaviour when they are outnumbered, or if they feel that they may get into trouble with another person to back you up.

    Ask for a new doctor

    If you simply cannot get along with the doctor that you have been given, go higher up and ask for a new doctor, explaining the situation but explaining that it is a personality clash as well, so that you simply cannot get along with this doctor.

    Complain

    Finally, if you really have been treated badly, then log a complaint with the hospital to report the doctor or nurse who was rude to you, as they could be unpleasant to other patients as well.

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    If you have dealt with truly negligent staff, and your illness or mental health has been affected by their behaviour, then you are completely within your rights to want to claim compensation back from the hospital, or the staff that treated you. The best way to do this is to go through solicitors who will be able to handle your claim on your behalf, and make the process easier.

    Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury claims, and can provide you with experienced and dedicated solicitors who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team about what has happened to you, and get advice about how to go forward with your claim.

    Although we do not have injury solicitors in Dunfermline we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK and in Scotland we work in partnership with some of the best solicitors in Scotland. So if you need injury solicitors in Dunfermline look no further than our expert service.

    If you decide to proceed (although you are under no obligation to), you will be passed over to our in house solicitors who will work on your case on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, and will keep you updated throughout your claim so you always know where you stand.

    Date Published: 22nd March 2014

    Author: David Brown

    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. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.