Accident and emergency claims
If you’re suffering from an illness or injury that was caused when being treated in the A&E Department, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.
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What is accident and emergency negligence?
A&E departments are high-pressured environments, providing a vital service in the most critical circumstances. If you’re suffering from a subsequent injury or illness, caused by the negligence of a medical professional, you may be entitled to claim compensation due to medical negligence.
Do I have an accident and emergency claim?
A&E mistakes usually occur during diagnosis or treatment. If you’ve suffered as a result of one of the following mistakes, you might be able to claim accident and emergency compensation:
- Mistake in taking a patient’s history
- Not examining a patient properly or noting their symptoms
- Not carrying out correct investigations including X-rays, scans and blood tests
- Misinterpreting the results, failing to read X-rays correctly
- Failing to admit patients; sending you home instead
- Incorrect treatment
- Failing to note deterioration
- Not operating
- Mistake during surgery
- Inadequate care after operations
- Neglecting the patient
What are the most common type of injuries and illnesses caused by A&E negligence?
Diagnosis and treatment errors can lead to all kinds of illnesses and injuries. Some of the most common include:
How much can I claim for accident and emergency negligence?
Every case of A&E negligence is different, and the final amount of compensation awarded will be based on the severity of the injury and the affect the injury has had on your life. Additionally, you'll also be able to claim for any lost earning, any long-term care and any necessary to maximise the chance of recovery and independent living.
Can get help with costs before my case reaches a conclusion?
When suffering as a result of accident and emergency negligence, it can also have a negative financial impact, for example, if you’ve been unable to work, you may have lost earnings, or you may have to pay for treatment, rehabilitation and medication.
Interim payments are only available when the other side has admitted they were in some part to blame for the incident. We can help you secure interim payments. to establish your full legal position on .
How much time do I have to make an accident and emergency claim?
If you believe you have an accident and emergency claim, it’s important that you seek advice from a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence cases as soon as possible, as there are time limits in place in England, Scotland and Wales.
Generally, an accident and emergency claim should be made within three years from the date the negligence occurred or the date you were first aware that you had suffered a significant injury or illness due to negligence. However, there are exceptions.
Why choose Slater and Gordon's accident and emergency solicitors?
Not only do we have many years’ experience securing compensation for negligence in hospital A&E departments, we also have the utmost sensitivity to handle your case with great care.
Can I change my solicitors to Slater and Gordon?
If you or a family member have been seriously impacted by medical negligence, and you feel that you're not getting the specialist legal advice you need from your current solicitor, we'll be happy to discuss switching your case to Slater and Gordon. Simply call our experts on or .
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I cannot recommend Slater and Gordon enough, throughout the entire period of the case, all the staff have been both very professional, and supportive. Mr Q (medical negligence client)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything Slater and Gordon have done to fight this case for us. I appreciate it has involved a lot of people. Please can you also thank the expert witnesses who have provided their expertise and help. Mr and Mrs H (medical negligence client)
Kept informed regularly as to how my claim was going, prompt replies to any questions I had, excellent customer service at all times. Excellent service from all staff that have been involved in my claim. Ms S (medical negligence client)