If you have suffered an injury following treatment in a hospital you may be able to make a claim against that hospital for medical negligence.
Unfortunately, during a stay in hospital, rather than receiving the treatment you expected, you may be unlucky enough to suffer an additional injury or complications due to the treatment you were given. If this is the case, you may be going through a very difficult time and be unclear about whether or not you can bring a claim against the hospital for your injuries.
You can potentially make a claim against the hospital, but to do so, it’s vital to have the assistance of personal injury/ clinical negligence solicitors with experience in this complicated area of the law.
The first thing you should do is contact a legal team who can advise you on the chances of bringing a claim and the potential compensation available.
This is one of the first steps your legal team will undertake as, in certain instances, even if you’ve suffered injury, it’s not always the case that the treatment you received was negligent. In some circumstances, your injury could have been prevented by better quality care or safety measures, but sometimes it just couldn’t have been avoided. Simply suffering an injury doesn’t necessarily give you the right to claim personal injury compensation against the hospital.
In order to make a claim under UK law, it needs to be shown on the balance of probabilities that the medical care you received was negligent and it directly caused you injury.
For any medical negligence claim brought against a hospital, the following elements must be present for the compensation claim to succeed:
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The claim must be brought within three years of the incident or three years from when the injuries became apparent.
If you’ve had a personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation. The solicitors at First Personal Injury are on hand to assist you and help you win the compensation you’re entitled to.
At First Personal Injury, we work with individuals and families across England and Wales, helping them to make claim compensation following an accident or injury. Contact our specialist team today on 0800 808 9740 or complete our online form to request a call-back.
We’ll talk through the details of your claim over the phone, and then advise further!
If we think you’ve got a valid claim, we’ll take care of everything else – quick & easy!