The whopping number of compensation claim cases filed against NHS hospitals is a major headache for the authorities now. Reports suggest that these claims have increased by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Some of the top functionaries from NHS have expressed their concerns about the falling standards of NHS health care. If you are one among the thousands who have received poor healthcare from NHS hospitals, you can also file a NHS hospital negligence compensation claim. It is, in fact, imperative for you to take the right legal steps in case you have suffered or are suffering the adverse upshots of an NHS doctor’s negligence.
National Health Service (NHS) standards of care
On papers, NHS has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. It is true that some of the best doctors in the world work in NHS controlled hospitals. The NHS follows a high standard of care and all the doctors working in hospitals approved by NHS are highly qualified in their respective practice areas. However, there are many doctors who pay no respect to the high standards followed by NHS and often make mistakes that are not only highly condemnable but distort the public image of NHS as well. Our constant endeavour is to provide the correct legal solution to the victims of NHS negligence. Consult your case with a specialist solicitor to know whether you can file a NHS negligence claim. Many medical negligence victims are able to make claims.
How to file a claim against an NHS hospital?
Claiming compensation is actually the final step for a victimised patient and you should only file a claim if your complaint has fell on deaf years. If the NHS trust concerned assumes its responsibility for the pain and suffering that have been inflicted on you, you have no need to file a claim. But if you discover that the hospital authority is simply trying to sidestep the issue, you must file an NHS hospital negligence compensation claim against the concerned authority. We are a law firm providing comprehensive assistance to the victims of NHS hospital negligence. If you are having doubts on whether you are eligible for a court case, we can provide you complete guidance. When making appointments its important to get confirmation that the appointment took place.
What services we provide?
We offer a wide array of legal solutions for the victims of medical negligence. Our medical negligence compensation claim legal specialists have decade-long experience in providing bespoke solutions to the victimised NHS patients. If you or your near and dear one has been badly injured due to NHS negligence, you can file NHS hospital negligence claims without any hassle through us. Just fill in the online form provide in this site and we would get in touch with you for further discussion on your case. We provide the following services:
• Free telephonic consultation (Prior to court proceedings)
• Complete document gathering support (We can do the extra running for you)
• Litigation services (Representation in court and much more)
• Additional services
No win no fee legal services
Our no win no fee NHS hospital negligence compensation claim experts are highly experienced legal professionals who work on strong and benevolent work ethics. Our priority is to win the compensation claim court case on behalf of you. We would appreciate if you peruse and understand the terms and conditions of a Conditional Fee Agreement before you enter a service contract with us. Contact us to know more about the no win no fee compensation claims services we offer. You can also find more about how NHS compensation claims are handled by us. We can arrange an appointment with a legal specialist if you wish.
We are one of the luckiest countries to have a health service as we do, health care professionals work endless hours to provide the public with an outstanding service with much of their work going unnoticed. Without a health service such as the National Health Service the citizens of the United Kingdom would not be in as good health as they are today. Health care workers and professionals dedicate much of their life to their work and the majority of their work is of a good standard however, in recent times the work of some doctors and others in the health industry has been called in to question with massive failing hitting the headlines. The Nation Health Service has been involved in major scandals in the past few years, some incidents that have been recorded have been the worst that the health industry have ever saw, poor and detrimental care has meant that many patients have suffered at the hand of negligent doctors.
National Health Service and the Code of Conduct
The National Health Service on a whole is one of the best qualities of the United Kingdom, it is publicly funded and offers all the citizens of the country the right to receive “free” health care at a standard that is set for all regardless of a person’s circumstances. Health care professionals have a duty of care within the industry, the code of conduct is there to provide patients with the standard of care that has been set for all. The code of conduct is vital for helping the National Health Service to provide the service it does so that each and every patient is treated the same and the same standard of care is given. It goes even further to protect patients against harm and treatment that is of a poor quality. Within the code of conduct it emphasises the values of equality and diversity and how all patients should always be treated the same.
If health care professionals follow the code then negligent failures are unlikely however there are some who breach the code of conduct and in these cases patients suffer. It has been clearly reported that the NHS are spending millions of pounds on medical negligence cases, and it is causing problems within the industry as the funds are needed elsewhere. It is draining the National Health Service and with the bill set to rise it is clear that there maybe be worrying times ahead. There is no denying that parts of the NHS are in need of immediate reform so that ‘blunders’ that are taking place never happen again. Those patients that are harmed through the negligence of those they trust the most with their health should be brought to the surface and compensation should be awarded so that they are allowed to in the most easiest possible manner return to a life they had before they fell victim to medical negligence.
How to start a Hospital Negligence Claim against the NHS
Deciding to pursue a claim for medical negligence is the hardest part once the decision has been made to go ahead and file for compensation then the future steps are a lot more straight forward if the case is represented by a law firm that specialises in the area of medical negligence. In some cases making a complaint to the hospital or clinic where the negligence took place is the first step so that you can see if they claim liability form the start. The key to having a successful case is finding a law firm that suits your needs and that can represent your case to the best of its ability. By appointing us to represent your case we can provide you with a tailored made service so that your case has the best chances of resulting in a success. Many of the solicitors we have, have decades of experience and our success rate is one of the highest.
Is there a Time Constraint in making a Hospital Negligence Claim?
With the majority of medical negligence claim cases there is a three year time limit, meaning that a person has three years to purse a claim however there are exceptions which include; Not all victims of medical negligence are aware that they have received negligent care and as a consequence has caused them further ill health till sometime after the incident has occurred and for this reason the three year time limit does not commence until the person is aware of the negligence caused.
- A person who is under the age of eighteen but has fell victim to medical negligence have three years after they turn eighteen to pursue a claim.
- Those patients who suffer from a mental illness have three years after they are clinically discharged to bring a claim for medical negligence, if the patient is unlikely to recover then they have a life time to make a medical negligence claim.
No Win No Fee Hospital Negligence Claims
We take on 99% of all medical negligence cases through a No Win No Fee agreement so that clients who appoint us to represent their case can rest assure that at no time are they at any financial risk. No Win No Fee agreements have slightly changed since the April 2013, before the change took place regardless of if the case succeeded or not the client would not have to pay any legal fees to either side. Since the change the client must pay their legal side’s success fee however if the case fails it remains the same that the client does not pay any moneys to either side.
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