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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

    Whose responsibility is it to prevent hospital accidents?


    Whose responsibility is it to prevent hospital accidents from happening? Why, the hospital in question of course.

    The law is quite clear when it comes to personal injury compensation claims. It states that if you have been hurt and someone else is to blame, you should be compensated. However, this is not only a legal right. If someone else was at fault for your injury, you have a moral right to compensation; especially if the injury has negatively affected your life and maybe even resulted in costing you money or lost earnings.

    Whose responsibility is it to prevent hospital accidents – Can it be yours?

    When considering the question of whose responsibility is it to prevent hospital accidents, we also have to think about our own personal safety. In other words you have a responsibility to yourself to prevent hospital accidents.

    If you take unnecessary risks like skate-boarding down a flight of steps for example, or you are simply careless and you trip over your own feet, you are responsible for injuring yourself. In instances like these, as only you are to blame, there is no one to sue for compensation.

    A hospital is no different to any other establishment when it comes to the health and safety of its staff, its customers (in this instance, patients), and any visitors it handles. So, when you ask yourself the question of whose responsibility is it to prevent hospital accidents, the answer is clear. The responsibility falls on the hospital itself.

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    Even if a hospital is only partly responsible for an accident taking place, they are still liable and can be sued for personal injury compensation, and this is where Accident Advice Helpline can be of service.

    Place your trust in Accident Advice Helpline

    We here at Accident Advice Helpline have spent over 15 years building trust with innocent injury victims. When we first started trading back in the year 2000, we created our working ethic based on four key factors:

    • Accountability
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Reliability

    These work ethics have stood us in good stead and have led to Dame Esther Rantzen (the well-known former TV personality and celebrated people’s consumer rights champion) becoming our patron and unreservedly recommending our services.

    Dame Esther is well respected and when she says, “Take my advice you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to look after you,” you know it is sound advice.

    One of the things that our customers appreciate about Accident Advice Helpline is that we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. It’s another important factor in building trust. It means that people can have faith in the fact that if their claims fail for whatever reason, they will not be lumbered with a bill for our legal services.

    To find out more about how we can help you to secure any financial compensation that you could be due, call our national helpline and talk to one of our knowledgeable and friendly advisors.

    You can access our national helpline by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.

    Call us today to see if you have a viable claim.

    Category: Hospital accident claims

    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.

    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.