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Home > Personal Injury > Medical Negligence > General > Can I make an injury claim?

Can I make a personal injury claim?

When our specialist medical negligence team have reviewed your medical records, they will have a working idea whether you have a reasonable claim.

Your case could be a relatively simple missed fracture claim or the more serious and complicated case of delayed treatment.

In a case of an unnecessary delay in treatment advances in medical care mean that in many cases, treating cancer in the early stages will lead to survival and even cure. Sadly, there are all too many examples of the signs and symptoms being missed until too late. And often, the real question to be investigated for a successful compensation claim is whether it is too late - or whether in fact the delay made no difference.

Investigations are complicated by the different judgments doctors and lawyers make about what would have happened if treatment had been carried out at an earlier date. Doctors will start treatment if there is a chance of improvement or cure.

But the courts want more proof than that if they are to award compensation - they want to know that cure was probable, not just possible, and so want it to be proved that there was over a 50% chance it would have been successful. That can be hard in cases where delay has, according to the experts, made the difference between a 40% chance of cure, and virtually zero. The House of Lords confirmed that this was the law in 2003 in the important case of Gregg -v- Scott.

Compensation claims

Have you or a member of your family suffered as a result of medical negligence? For more information about our service or for advice about whether we can assist you with a medical negligence compensation claim contact us today on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms. One of our representatives will contact you (without obligation) to discuss the matter further within 24 hours (48 hours at weekends).

Strict time limits apply for making a personal injury compensation claim, so please seek expert legal advice as soon as you think you may have a valid claim for compensation.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim.

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