The Cost of Compensation - Medical Negligence Claims

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Accidents and injuries are an unfortunate part of life, and they always seem to strike when you least expect it. Every day, hundreds upon thousands of accidents are happening which could have been prevented. And of these people suffering the accidents, only a small proportion realize that they are eligible to claim compensation. The knock on effects of an accident or injury can be catastrophic and sometimes, devastating. It is important to know where you stand if you are one of these unfortunate victims, and know that it is needless for you to suffer in silence. If you have suffered an accident or injury at the hands of someone else’s negligence within the last three years, you are most likely to be eligible to make a claim for compensation.

The purpose of compensation is to the put the claimant – the person who has suffered the injury – into the position, as far as possible, financially, that they would have been had the accident not happened. Compensation is awarded to the claimant for having suffered financial losses as a result of the accident. Financial losses include:

  • Income loss due to the inability to work as a result of injuries incurred. Injuries are not limited to the physical being, psychological damage is also considered
  • Medical costs. This can include all kinds of treatment associated with the injury. It also takes into consideration if treatment is required to be ongoing e.g. physiotherapy
  • Any specialist equipment required post-accident including adjustments to the home to accommodate disability
  • Medication: pain killers, prescription drugs
  • Whether professional care is required at home e.g. home visit carers
  • Any damages to property e.g. to your car, house etc.

The amount of compensation you are awarded is dependent on the nature and severity of the injury, and it also takes into consideration how long the effects will last, or of course if they will fully cease at all. Understandably, the prospect of making a claim can seem daunting, especially having already gone through so much. However, making a claim has never been easier. The first step is to establish whether you are eligible to make a claim. From there, an experienced solicitor in the field of personal injury will establish your eligibility to make a claim on a no win no fee basis. When your case it taken on, your solicitor will guide you through all the necessary steps in order to get the proceedings under way, this includes the gathering of evidence and so on. The process has been designed to keep every step as stress free as possible, with your solicitor carrying out the majority of the paperwork, and fighting for you in order for you to gain the maximum compensation you deserve, and the ensure that justice prevails.

Another great way to deal with a medical negligence claim is to hire one of the many class action lawyers available online. Not only will they make sure that you have grounds for a class action lawsuit, but they do everything in their power to see to it that you receive justice in your case. This is especially important if you are aware of other instances of negligence resulting from the same organization or individual. You are not alone in suffering from this form of abuse. There are people who can help.

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