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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 compensation claim for the physical and psychological harm caused.
The solicitors at JMW are here to guide you throughout the accident & emergency claims process, providing the advice you need to help you secure the compensation to which you are entitled and ensure that what can appear to be a daunting process is as stress-free as possible.
We are considered leaders in our field in the UK - our team includes both members of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel and the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence solicitors.
Call us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form for a free initial assessment of your A&E compensation claim Our lawyers will 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. We are able to take on cases on a no win, no fee basis.
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How JMW Can Help
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.
The team takes a proactive and professional - yet sensitive - approach to all cases. We know that some subjects may be difficult to discuss, but our aim is to make you feel comfortable as we guide you through the entire process, from beginning to end
Our solicitors are highly experienced in claims against the NHS and private healthcare providers on behalf of clients who have suffered due to medical negligence.
JMW’s clinical negligence solicitors are among the most highly regarded in the UK, and we are extremely experienced in securing significant financial awards for our clients.
The team includes both members of the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence solicitors and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitor’s panel.
How to make an Accident & Emergency Claim
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
In addition, many mistakes are made as a result of junior doctors having to deal with the majority of the patients that come through the doors.
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.
We will conduct an in-depth investigation into your case, reviewing evidence in your medical records and liaising with independent experts to further add weight to your claim.
Compensation amounts for A&E negligence claims vary, but can be significant. Where possible, we will also work to obtain interim payments to help pay for any immediate care requirements you may have.
What are the common causes of negligence in A&E departments?
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