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A&E Negligence Compensation Claims

If you have experienced medical negligence while in A&E, you could be entitled to compensation.

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If you are in an accident & emergency department, you put your trust in medical practitioners to give you the urgent medical help you need. Fortunately in most cases staff in A&E departments offer excellent services that help save lives, get people back on their feet as quick as possible or help them to receive further medical treatment.

But, as A&E departments can be particularly busy areas, doctors, nurses and medical staff are under pressure to see to as many patients as possible to reduce waiting times and move people on quickly. Due to this high pressure, medical professionals can make mistakes and if they do, the results can be devastating.

Patients should always expect a high standard of medical care, regardless of where they are in the queue. If you have approached an A&E department with a medical issue and staff have failed to provide you with a high standard of care and you are injured or suffer illness as a result, you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.

What is an A&E claim?

A&E compensation claims are created to compensate victims for any physical, mental and financial issues caused by claiming the costs of additional treatment, ongoing care and other care such as physiotherapy and disability support. The victim's loss of earnings is also taken into account.

A&E negligence is possible due to the common hectic nature of hospitals' accident and emergency scene. This creates possibilities of additional injuries or illnesses caused by A&E negligence stemming from lack of proper care and misdiagnosis. You are always entitled to professional medical care, even at the most busiest times. You may have a case for an A&E negligence claim if your case falls under the below types of A&E compensation claims.

Types of A&E Compensation Claims

Some of the most common A&E compensation claims the expert team at Forbes deal with involve the following key issues:

  • Failing to examine patients properly if at all
  • Misreading x rays or failing to refer to them
  • Missing obvious symptoms
  • Late diagnosis
  • Not diagnosing obvious broken bones or fractures
  • Failure to spot strokes or heart attacks properly

These are just a few examples of the types of issues Forbes help clients seek compensation for. If you feel you have suffered due to clinical negligence or have been injured due to an A&E department failing to treat or diagnose you correctly, it's vital you seek legal help from the expert team at Forbes Solicitors.

Help in Making an A&E Claim

Seek legal advice from Forbes Solicitors' medical negligence team to help you in making an A&E compensation claim by calling 0800 037 4625 or starting your claim online now.

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Accident and Emergency Claims FAQs

At Forbes, we know that a trip to A&E can be a distressing experience at a time when you are most vulnerable. If you are in an accident and emergency department, it's because you feel the need to seek urgent medical care - which is exactly what you should get. If you feel you have been neglected by an accident and emergency department or been misdiagnosed which has led to the worsening of your condition, then please don't suffer in silence. Seek to claim the accident and emergency compensation that you deserve. The professional team at Forbes solicitors has plenty of experience when it comes to A&E claims and getting in touch today could make a huge difference to your life.

How do I know if I have the right to A&E compensation?
 
 

If you have experienced accident and emergency negligence, then you can get in touch with the team at Forbes solicitors who can look into your individual case and assess whether or not you have enough grounds on which to make a claim. A&E compensation can be rewarded for a number of different reasons, such as misdiagnosed broken bones or fractures, missing obvious symptoms, misreading X-rays or even failure to examine patients properly at all due to the busy and fast-paced environment of the A&E department. Whilst there are a lot of patients looking to receive medical care from an A&E department, this does not mean that your case should be neglected. If it is, it can lead to further problems down the line such as a worsening of a specific condition because it has been left untreated or further injury. In some cases, patients have also been sent home far too early due to the department being overrun with patients or short-staffed, meaning the full treatment is not received. If you feel that you have been a victim of accident and emergency negligence and would like to make a claim, get in touch with Forbes solicitors, today.

What can I expect when I make an accident and emergency claim?
 
 

If you feel you have been a victim of A&E negligence, then the first thing you must do is get in touch with a solicitor to receive a quote. At Forbes, we're happy to provide a free consultation during which we'll be able to discuss the details of your claim and inform you of the next steps of the process. We understand that no one deserves to be a victim of medical negligence and if you are, it can be a distressing and upsetting time. We have years of experience in dealing with A&E compensation claims and are committed to working tirelessly to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. We'll keep you involved in every step of the process so that you know exactly where the case is up to and will provide reliable, pragmatic advice at all times. If you have been to A&E and believe that you didn't receive the treatment that you are entitled to, then don't hesitate to get in contact with us today.

How much does an emergency solicitor cost?
 
 

It's difficult to say exactly how much you can expect to receive from your A&E claim because generally, the amount of compensation rewarded depends on the level of work that is required from our solicitors. However, with all this being said, we can guarantee to offer a competitive price for our services and genuinely want to help those that need it most, so will come to an agreement at a price that works for everyone. To find out more, get in touch with Forbes today and discuss your case with a professional.

How much A&E compensation will I get?
 
 

The amount of A&E compensation that you are rewarded will depend on the nature of your case and, of course, whether or not your claim is successful. At Forbes, we believe that our years of experience combined with our professional medical negligence team will work to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family after what has been an undoubtedly stressful time. Once a member of our team is aware of exactly what you're claiming for, they can give you a better idea of what you can expect in return. So, contact Forbes solicitors, today.

How to make an A&E claim
 
 

To qualify for an A&E claim case, we need to prove the accident and emergency practitioner was at fault and this fault caused you harm or loss. Generally there is a 3 year limitation to issue proceedings for A&E negligence compensation claims. That is usually from the date of the treatment or the date you are deemed to have become aware of the negligence.

Can I get compensation for Accident and Emergency Treatment Negligence?
 
 

You can claim A&E compensation for a variety of cases relating to treatment, one of the most common causes for patient injury is delays in treatment. If you believe that the practitioner has given you the wrong treatment leading to further injury, then this may also be a case for an A&E treatment claim. To prove the accident and emergency treatment claim, details of treatment is needed followed by a review of your treatment by a qualified medical professional.

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