If you have suffered an injury due to medical negligence of any nature, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. The amount of compensation you receive is known as a medical negligence settlement and is usually a sum of money offered by the medical practitioner´s insurance company to compensate for the physical trauma you have suffered along with damages for any out-of-pocket expenses.
Although some insurance companies may be quick to offer a medical negligence settlement after a medical “event”, there are some areas of their offer that you need to be aware of.
Insurance companies will never offer to give money away if they do not have to. Therefore, their initial offer of a medical negligence settlement is likely to be much less than what would be regarded as a fair and adequate settlement in a court of law.
Although financial necessity may tempt you to accept their first offer of a medical negligence settlement, it is best to decline it. Insurance companies will rarely factor in considerations such as psychological trauma, out-of-pocket expenses, future health issues resulting from the medical negligence and the potential loss of earnings.
Even if they come back to you with a much improved second offer of a medical negligence settlement, it is in your best interests to run this document passed a solicitor to determine whether it is an offer that you should accept.
Acquiring a Fair Medical Negligence Settlement
Despite the perception that using a specialist medical negligence solicitor will cost you money, their experience in medical negligence cases can substantially benefit you. Not only do they have expertise in court should your case need to go for litigation, but experienced specialist solicitors have acquired many satisfactory medical negligence settlements for their clients and are familiar with many of the consequences of medical negligence and how to claim for them.
If you have been the victim of a medical practitioner’s negligence and would like to know more about how you can acquire a fair medical negligence settlement, please call our free advice telephone service.
The service is operated by solicitors with many years experience who will be able to guide you on the processes involved in making a compensation claim for medical negligence and advise you if have already received an offer of a medical negligence settlement whether it is appropriate to your trauma.
The lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm and the service is free, helpful and confidential. There is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim for compensation if you have not already done so and every call is treated with complete confidentiality.
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What You Can Expect
When you call our free advice telephone service you will be speaking directly with an experienced solicitor familiar with medical negligence settlements. We will ask you to explain your situation to us, the circumstances surrounding the medical negligence “event” and the impact it has made to your life.
We will assess what has happened and the causes for it, and determine whether there is a case for compensation in respect of medical negligence. If we feel there is, we will advise you on the procedures involved in making a claim and a general idea of the level of medical negligence settlement you should expect to receive.
Thereafter, should you choose to proceed with a claim, we will keep you informed about the progress of your case and let you know should there be anything further you need to do. Hopefully, this is the only occasion that you will ever have to make a medical negligence claim, so leave the expertise up to us while you focus on making a recovery.
As you would expect from a team with a wealth of experience, our solicitors have dealt with many medical negligence settlements over the years and you will find them compassionate and understanding to your situation. If you would like to find out more, please call our free advice telephone service today on 1800 989 850
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