Accident & Emergency Claims

If you have suffered because of a mistake by a medical professional in an accident and emergency (A&E) department, you may be able to make a claim for the physical and psychological harm caused. The team at JMW is here to guide you throughout the process, providing the advice you need to help you secure the compensation to which you are entitled and ensuring that what can appear a daunting process is as stress-free as possible.

Call us on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form for a free initial assessment of your A&E compensation claim. We can discuss your situation in more depth and advise you on the best way to proceed your case in order to secure the best possible outcome.  

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About Accident and Emergency Claims

Accident and Emergency departments are busy places, and sometimes problems are missed or mistakes made. Because A&E departments register a new patient every ten minutes, these areas of the hospital become extremely busy very quickly.

This can lead to patients feeling as though they have not been treated as they should have been. If you were not happy with the treatment you received, you should speak to a solicitor to see if you are eligible to make an A&E claim.

Damages for A&E negligence average at around £15,000 but can often be considerably more, with many mistakes coming as a result of junior doctors having to deal with the majority of the patients that come through the doors.

Accident and Emergency Negligence

Given the often hectic nature of A&E wards, the potential for error can be high, especially with medical professionals attempting to see as many patients as possible. Common issues relating to A&E negligence include:

  • Failure to diagnose and treat a fracture
  • Inappropriate or substandard treatment of fractures
  • Failure to perform and/or correctly interpret diagnostic blood tests
  • Failure to order X-rays or scans and/or interpreting them wrongly
  • Failure to recognise when someone is likely to harm themselves
  • Failure to identify the seriousness of a condition and make the wrong diagnosis
  • Inadequate cleaning, suturing and dressing of wounds

Why Choose JMW?

Our dedicated solicitors understand that things can and do go wrong, even when under the supervision of a medical professional. We also realise that one of the last things you will want while suffering is to deal with complicated legal proceedings.

However, our team will provide clear and comprehensive advice throughout the whole process, making claiming compensation as hassle-free as possible.

The clinical negligence team at JMW is among the most highly regarded in the North West and we are highly experienced in securing significant payouts for our clients. The team includes both members of the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel.

Case Studies
  • Negligent Treatment of Human Bite Infection - £25,000

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  • Elbow Fracture - £1,100

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  • Foot Fracture - £5,000

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  • Ruptured Tendon in Knee - £250,000

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Talk to Us

The first step in making a successful accident and emergency claim is to speak to the expert solicitors at JMW. Doing so could not be easier, simply complete our online enquiry form or give us a call on 0800 054 6512.

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