Nursing negligence claims for compensation

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Nursing negligence claims are one of the areas of law that we specialise in and represent victims for personal injury cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.

In this article, we can briefly outline how you make a claim for compensation, who you claim from, and how you can prove your case. For the best chances of success and the best possible outcome, you need expert legal representation which is exactly what we offer.

You can also speak to our team now for free and no-obligation advice by completing a contact form here.

Claiming compensation

Nursing negligence claims are one of the many forms of medical malpractice cases we can take forward for victims on a No Win, No Fee basis. Whether you can claim or not can depend on whether we can establish an actual case of negligence. When we can, you could be entitled to compensation.

This may arise from things such as mistakes, the incorrect treatment being administered, inaccurate advice, or inadequate aftercare.

If the negligence has resulted in you suffering in some way, you could be entitled to claim compensation for any suffering and losses endured. Whether complications arise, suffering is extended, or suffering you would not have endured has arisen, a legal case can account for these scenarios.

In the law of England and Wales, you can be entitled to claim damages for:

  • Any pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by the negligence, known as General Damages; and
  • Losses and expenses, like lost earnings from time off work or travel costs, known as Special Damages.

The claim can then be valued based on the extent of the suffering and loss endured. Generally speaking, the more you suffer, the more a case could be worth.

Who do you claim from?

Nursing negligence claims typically involve a hospital. You will normally pursue the appropriate NHS Authority responsible, and this often depends on where the negligence has occurred. A case will usually go through the Nurse’s employer, which will usually be the applicable NHS Trust.

Money is specifically set aside for victims of negligence to claim from. Don’t worry, the amount set aside is there to be used, and it’s incredibly small in terms of the overall NHS budget. It’s there because it’s recognised that patients who suffer negligence should be compensated, and our job is to make sure that you are fairly represented.

You can also claim against private companies for private cases as well.

How you prove nursing negligence claims

Proving nursing negligence claims usually comes down to the use of expert independent medical evidence and our specialist skillset as an experienced personal injury law firm.

The independent medical evidence can be used to demonstrate if you have been the victim of negligence. It can also be used to outline the extent and severity of the suffering endured so your case can be valued properly. We also use our own experience and knowledge of the law to fight for the best and fairest possible pay-out you are entitled to receive.

For free, no-obligation advice about your options for pursuing your medical negligence compensation claim today, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team today.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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