Accident & Emergency Negligence Claims
If you’ve suffered an injury or illness as a result of negligent treatment in an Accident & Emergency department, you may be entitled to compensation. We can help you establish the full facts and determine whether or not you have a valid claim. Although the claims process can be stressful at times, our aim is always to make the process as clear and simple as possible for you.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been affected by medical negligence. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How can negligent treatment arise in an Accident & Emergency department?
Medical negligence is thankfully very rare, but where it does happen it can result in avoidable injuries or illnesses. Negligence typically means that there has been an error (such as incorrect treatment) or an omission (such as overlooking a symptom or failing to carry out an important test) on the part of a medical practitioner.
Accident & Emergency departments can be very busy with patients who need to be diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. This puts a lot of pressure on clinical staff to move patients as quickly as possible through the process. However, they still owe a duty of care to all patients to ensure that they receive the right treatment in a timely, sensitive manner.
If you think you have suffered as a result of Accident & Emergency negligence, you have every right to look into pursuing compensation. Not only could it help you compensate for the many ways you’ve been affected; it might also help prevent others suffering the same fate in future.
How much compensation might I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your treatment with you.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Adaptations to your home or vehicle
- Damage to your property
- Travel expenses incurred
We will work with you to fully assess your future needs. Some of the implications of your treatment may be short-term whereas others may be lifelong, so it’s important to fully understand your needs at every stage in the future. That way, we can ensure that those needs are fully reflected in the level of compensation that we look to achieve for you.
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the treatment or incident within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you injured as a result of it?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claim. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
How do I begin a compensation claim for Accident & Emergency Negligence?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.