When you visit the hospital, you expect to receive treatment that helps you get better. The good news is, the NHS is well equipped to deliver on this promise, as it is one of the best healthcare systems in the world. However, there are times when things go wrong at the NHS and this could lead to injuries and even death. If you have been a victim of negligent care at the NHS, you may be able to make NHS negligence claims for compensation.
When a healthcare provider in an institution like the NHS provides medical care that is below the expected standard you deserve, a medical negligence claim can help restore the quality of life you enjoyed prior to receiving such care. Keep in mind, though, that NHS negligence payouts depend on a number of factors revolving around the severity of your injury and losses you incurred as a result.
How is the NHS Negligence Payout Calculated?
As noted above, the amount awarded for each NHS negligence claim varies depending on the damages incurred. Severe cases involving life-changing consequences would attract large payout amounts, while less severe cases may attract smaller compensation amounts since the injury suffered was minor.
Evaluating each medical negligence claim and determining the compensation amount to be awarded can be complex. This is why you should contact us if you believe you or your loved one have a valid claim for NHS negligence. Our medical negligence solicitors understand how to calculate what you may expect based on the uniqueness of your circumstances.
What Can I Claim for After NHS Negligence?
Medical negligence claims can be broken down into five categories:
These include claims for pain and suffering due to injury caused by negligent care.
This refers to compensation award designed to restore the patient’s health following injury caused by NHS negligence.
Loss of Earnings
If the injury you sustained has caused you to leave work, you may be able to make claim for compensation. If you would never be able to return to work as a result, you can also make claim for your future earning prospect.
If you need support while recovering from the injury, you may be able to make claim for compensation. In severe cases where permanent care is required, either by a professional carer or a loved one, you can claim compensation for these costs too.
Out of Pocket Losses
You may also be able to claim compensation for losses such as travel expenses if this is required to follow up treatment or medical care appointment.
The table below features a structured list showing typical NHS negligence compensation amounts. This is designed to give you an idea of what you may expect to receive. If the injury or illness you have sustained isn’t here, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for expert advice and guidance.
|Reason for Payout||Average Payout Amount||Description|
|Mild psychological damage||£1,000 – £4,500||Payout will be determined by timeframe of the disability and its impact on sleep.|
|Severe psychological damage||£41,000 – £88,000||Telltale signs showing impact on the patient’s life.|
|Pain and suffering||£1,000 – £200,000||Compensation will be determined by the level of pain.|
|Loss of earnings||£5,000 – £500,000||Depending on how much the victim has lost. Payouts may be even higher.|
|Loss of expected earnings||£10,000 – £400,000||Based on future earning potential. Payouts may be even higher.|
|Death (full awareness)||£15,000 – £18,000||Severe injuries leading to death due to complications.|
|Amputation of one leg||£74,000 – £104,000||Compensation will depend on the part of the leg (below-knee or above-knee) and its impact on the patient.|
No Win No Fee NHS Negligence Claims
Medical Negligence Direct operates on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that when you work with us, you can rest assured that you wouldn’t have to pay any fees if your case is unsuccessful. The No Win No Fee agreement eliminates any financial worries you may have when bring the NHS negligence claim to us. Our medical negligence solicitors understand how important it is for you to get back the quality of life you enjoyed prior to the negligent act, so we are dedicated to helping you achieve success without adding any extra burden to you.
Contact A Specialist Solicitor Today For A Free Claim Assessment
Our Solicitors are experts in NHS Negligence Payouts. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 644 4240.
Why Choose Us?
Medical Negligence Direct has a strong track record of making successful NHS negligence claims. Our panel of specialist NHS negligence solicitors have a lot of experience in this area, especially because we always prioritize the needs of our clients. We recognize that you are going through a very difficult phase at this time, which is why we strive to help you secure the maximum payout possible for your claim.
Our goal is to manage your medical negligence claim in the most efficient manner possible, to enable you concentrate on recovering from the ailment or injury you sustained. We are only a phone call away from providing the support you need to go through this incredibly challenging time – give us a call today so we can get started.