On the rare occasion you visit an accident and emergency department, you expect that whatever serious health condition you are experiencing will be dealt with as soon as possible – and properly. If you haven’t experienced the care you expected, and have been harmed as a result, you may have a claim for compensation. Our aim is to help you to get the maximum amount of compensation possible, to help you put your life back on track as quickly as possible.
Our experienced medical negligence solicitors are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve when you’ve experienced substandard care. It could be that, when you’ve visited A&E, any of the following happened:
- A serious condition was missed, or misdiagnosed
- Necessary treatment was delayed
- You weren’t properly examined or didn’t have the right tests
What kind of compensation might I receive?
Compensation differs in every case, but is calculated through two different types of damages; one based on the pain and suffering you have experienced and the other centring around the financial losses you may have incurred (e.g. lost salary or expenses relating to an injury).
How long do I have to make a claim for accident and emergency compensation?
Limitation periods laid down in relation to making claims for compensation mean that you should start the process as soon as possible. Usually, you have three years from the date of injury or from the date you became aware of an injury.
There are different limitation periods for children, so please take a look at our guide on time limits to find out more.
What is the process of making a claim, and how long will it take?
The first step would be to contact an expert and specialist medical negligence solicitor. They will help you to understand whether you have a claim, and start the investigations into what went wrong. Some claims can be resolved within a few months; more complex claims mmay take several years to conclude. We will always progress cases as quickly as possible, and have an established track record of pursuing claims rigorously to an early conclusion .
Regardless of the length of the case, we will do what we can to secure interim payments to help with rehabilitation and any other necessary care you may require.
How can I fund a claim?
Most of our cases are funded through Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs), otherwise known as No Win No Fee agreements. This means that, should you choose to fund your claim this way, you’re not at financial risk should the claim be unsuccessful.
For a free initial consultation on whether you have a claim for accident and emergency compensation, please contact our team today either by phone on 0800 923 2080 or email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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