The people who we associate as being medical professionals are doctors, dentists, nurses, opticians and anyone else from whom we have to seek treatment if we are unwell or injured. Most medical practitioners will have their own professional indemnity insurance if they are self-employed, or will be covered by the insurance of their employers.
However they are covered, if they make a mistake and you suffer because of it, it will be this insurance company that settles the claim, and you may want to use solicitors in Kingston upon Hull to obtain your compensation.
Professional indemnity insurance covers professional people who receive a claim from solicitors in Kingston upon Hull against them
The majority of professional bodies encourage their members to have professional indemnity insurance. Such organisations as the General Medical Council, the College of Optometrists and the General Dental Council are examples of these, some of which make it a condition of membership to have professional indemnity insurance.
In the UK, we are luckier than most
In the UK, we are very lucky. Our medical professionals are highly trained in their fields, more so than those in a lot of other countries are. But they are only human, and mistakes will happen, including:
- Laser eye surgery going wrong and affecting your sight;
- Tests being taken incorrectly, resulting in flawed diagnosis;
- Patients being dropped;
- Wrong teeth being pulled or a drill slipping and cutting your face;
- Wrong limbs being amputated;
- Patients not being properly cared for, or abused;
- Misdiagnosis; and
- Delays in diagnosis.
If an illness is misdiagnosed then this can have terrible consequences for the victim, as they may not receive the treatment they need. It can also give the victim much stress and anxiety when they realise what has happened. If this happens to you, you should call Accident Advice Helpline and talk to our solicitors in Kingston upon Hull.
How to deal with the providers of professional indemnity insurance
Everyone knows how difficult it is to deal with large organisations and insurance companies. They give you complicated and long forms to fill out, many of which have lots of ways of interpreting the questions. They also believe that they are always right and you are always wrong, and nothing you say will change their mind.
Well, that is not right. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we will deal with their forms, answer their questions and show them that you are right to use our solicitors. We have been dealing with personal injury compensation claims for over 15 years, and have helped many thousands of claimants to obtain the compensation to which they were entitled.
We have an online compensation calculator that will take just 30 seconds to let you know if you qualify to make a claim, and if you do will give you an indication of the amount you can expect to be awarded if your claim is successful.
Alternatively, you can speak to one of our friendly advisors on our helpline number: 0800 180 4123. You will find them professional, compassionate and full of the information you need to make your personal injury compensation claim, which you will need no money to start as we operate on a no win no fee* basis.