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Accident and Emergency Compensation Claims
Our solicitors are specialists in accident and emergency compensation claims. Each year, they represent hundreds of victims of negligence suffered in an accident and emergency department. Our medical negligence solicitors will provide you with a FREE assessment of your accident and emergency compensation claims. Simply contact us to see if we can help you.
Accident and emergency departments are vital to the NHS. Patients expect to receive the highest standard of care when they have a medical emergency. However, claims relating to accident and emergency negligence are one of the most common types of medical negligence claims.
Negligence during healthcare is never acceptable. The NHS needs to ensure that patients are treated safely and properly. Anything that falls short of this is unacceptable. NHS negligence claims are on the increases and our solicitors are here to help you in your time of need.
Our Solicitors are experts in accident and emergency compensations Claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 080 999 3372.
What are Accident and Emergency Compensation Claims?
Accident and emergency negligence claims arise when a medical professional provides sub-standard medical care to a patient visiting an accident and emergency department.
It is widely reported that staff shortages, budget deficits and increasing demands on the NHS may be reducing care standards. The result of this has been an increase in the number of claims for accident and emergency compensation claims.
It is important to remember that even after you start a claim for accident and emergency compensation claims, you can still make a complaint using the NHS Complaints Procedure. If you have already made a complaint, the response should not be delayed or prevented because you have made a claim.
All medical professionals owe their patients a “Duty of Care”. This means that if the medical professional falls below the standard that would be expected, they have been negligent. This can result in accident and emergency compensation claims.
If your medical professional has failed to reach an acceptable standard of care, you may be able to make an accident and emergency compensation claim. It is extremely important to take action if you have been let down. It helps to prevent the same mistakes from happening again.
What are the Causes of Accident and Emergency Compensation Claims?
It is a terrible fact that incidents of NHS Negligence have increased by around 40% in the last 5 years. Accident and emergency compensation claims are the 2nd most claimed about are of negligence.
It must be noted that negligence is never acceptable. Our solicitors understand that medical complications can happen, but these should never involve negligence.
The NHS have extensive guidelines and procedures in place to increase patient safety. It is deeply regrettable that the guidelines are often not followed. It is a medical professional’s job to make sure they follow best practice and give you the best care possible. If they fail to this, it is likely to result in accident and emergency compensation claims.
The causes of accident and emergency compensation claims can vary. However, our medical negligence solicitors have identified some of the most common causes of accident and emergency compensation claims:
- Failure to Refer to a Specialist Department
- Excessive Waiting Times
- Failure to Properly Examine Patients
- Poor Communication between NHS Departments
- Under staffing
Unfortunately, A&E departments are often used by patients who do not have an emergency. This seems to have led to accident and emergency medical staff becoming frustrated with patients who complain of seemingly innocent symptoms. However, this attitude can be extremely dangerous. Many patients suffer with minor symptoms due to an underlying medical condition.
Patients understand their own body. If they attend A&E because they are concerned about their health they deserve to be properly examined and cared for. It is the responsibility of A&E staff to make sure patients are thoroughly examined to make sure they are healthy.
If you have suffered unnecessary pain due to accident and emergency negligence contact us today. You only have 3 years to make accident and emergency compensation claims from the date you received the negligent treatment or 3 years from your date of knowledge of the negligence treatment.
Types of Accident and Emergency Compensation Claims
Due to the wide range of health problems accident and emergency departments deal with, the causes of accident and emergency compensation claims can be varied. Our medical negligence solicitors have decades of experience dealing with these types of claim on a No Win No Fee basis.
Some of the most common types of accident and emergency compensation claims our clients face relate to:
Negligent healthcare is never acceptable. If you have suffered any avoidable pain or injury as a result of accident and emergency negligence you have been let down by the NHS.
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Our Solicitors are experts in accident and emergency compensation claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 3372.
What Are Accident and Emergency Departments?
An accident and emergency department is also known as casualty. The services provided by A&E Departments often deal with life threatening conditions. They are generally open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
When you visit an accident and emergency department you will be asked to register. If you arrive by ambulance of are in a serious condition, the paramedic may be able to organised this for you.
Following your registration, your injuries or symptoms will be assessed by a doctor or nurse. This is known as the triage stage. This is an extremely important stage as it is vital that the medical professional treating you is observant and listens carefully to your symptoms.
The majority of accident and emergency compensation claims relate to negligence during the triage phase. If a serious condition is not identified, the consequences can be very bad for the patient.
Finally, you will be treated, transferred or discharged. This is a vital stage in accident and emergency compensation claims. If the medic who is treating you fails to prescribe the correct treatment, does not refer you to a specialist department or simply discharges you without treatment, they may have been negligent.
If you have suffered due to accident and emergency negligence contact one of our accident and emergency compensation claims solicitors today.
More information on how A&E departments work can be found here: Accident & Emergency Department Information
Can I Make An Accident and Emergency Compensation Claim?
If you have suffered unnecessary pain and suffering as a result of accident and emergency negligence, you may be able to make an accident and emergency compensation claims.
Our accident and emergency compensation claims solicitors often represent clients who have nowhere else to turn. The NHS may have refused to accept their mistake or are not providing the answers that our clients need and are entitled to.
The injuries that you may have suffered may have also caused you financial difficulty or unnecessary costs which you have a legal right to be compensated for.
However, making an accident and emergency compensation claim is not just about obtaining compensation for your suffering, it is about obtaining justice. Our solicitors understand that this is difficult time for you, often with nobody to turn to.
We will be in your corner, fighting your case. Our solicitors will provide you with all the support you need during your claim. You need to act fast, as there are strict time limits on when you can make accident and emergency compensation claims. Contact us today to discuss your options.
Why Make Accident and Emergency Compensation Claims?
If the medical mistakes are identified and investigated, improvements can be made. Making accident and emergency compensation claims can identify the mistakes that have been made and forces hospitals to accept these mistakes and to find ways to avoid them from happening again.
Accident and emergency compensation claims also allow the NHS to identify medical professionals who are making the same medical mistakes. This allows the NHS to target these professionals with specialist training to try to avoid the same mistakes happening again.
It is also important that you are able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the very least, you may incurred additional expenses and costs for extra care due to the injury. You may have had to take time of work, or give up your job altogether. In these circumstances, it is only fair that you as the victim are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your suffering.
No Win No Fee Accident and Emergency Compensation Claims
Our medical negligence solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no cost to you if the claim is unsuccessful. You will obtain the maximum compensation available to you.
Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.
How Much Compensation Will I Get?
Accident and emergency compensation claims amounts can vary from case to case. Due to the wide range of mistakes that can be made, and the wide range of outcomes for patients, the amount of compensation is generally linked to the facts of your case.
Our solicitors will be able to guide you through the levels of compensation available based on your own circumstances. Contact them today for a Free Case Assessment.
Our Expertise in Accident and Emergency Compensation Claims?
Our specialist medical negligence claims solicitors have decades of experience in accident and emergency compensation claims. They specialize in this area of law and are quite simply experts in the area.
They will provide you with the expert service you expect from your medical negligence lawyer. But they are also friendly, approachable and put customer service at the heart of everything they do for Contact us today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 3372.