Whether the medical practitioners are in Elgin, or anywhere else within the UK, they still have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their patients. If one of them makes a mistake and lets you down then you should contact the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to help you to make a medical negligence claim.
Everyone of us has to put our faith and trust in our medical professionals, but they are only human after all and sometimes they do make mistakes. The sorts of things that can go wrong are:
- Missing important symptoms
- Delaying the diagnosis or treatment
- Wrong diagnosis
- Wrong treatment
- Wrong medication given by pharmacist
- A defective medical product
- Incorrect operation
- Laser eye surgery accident
- Dental accident
- Home care negligence or abuse
In this list are just a few mistakes that can happen and if any of these happen to you, you may be entitled to make a clinical negligence injury claim.
Who settles your claim?
Your compensation injury claim would usually be settled by an insurance company as all the professionals usually have professional indemnity insurance to cover such eventualities. You would have to prove to the insurance company that there is more than a fifty percent chance that the action, or lack of action, by the medical practitioner caused you harm and suffering. Then they would consider your medical negligence claim.
Looking for solicitors in Elgin?
Accident Advice Helpline has in house solicitors with significant experience of handling medical negligence claims, and all the complications that accompany them. You can be certain that they will treat your claim with the respect it deserves. You will have had enough trauma because of the mistake, so we aim to take any future stress caused by the situation away from you.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Elgin we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Elgin look no further than our expert service.
In 1998, the government abolished legal aid for personal injury compensation claims, which put making a claim out of the reach of many people. The 1999 Finance Act allowed the use of the conditional fee agreement to be extended to cover claims and this is the basis we operate on, although it is better known as no win no fee. As Esther Rantzen will tell you, it means exactly that, and you will have to find no money to start your claim.
On our website there is a 30-second test which will let you know if your claim is valid. If it is, you will be given a rough estimate of the amount you may be awarded
If you would rather talk about your claim, call one of our friendly, professional advisors on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 27th March 2014
Author: David Brown