How Is A Medical Negligence Claim Valued?


The value of a medical negligence claim can vary significantly, from thousands of pounds for relatively minor issues, up to millions of pounds for claims involving the most serious injuries, such as cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injuries. The exact value of a claim will depend on various factors, including:

* How serious the injuries suffered due the negligence were.
* The impact these injuries have had on the injured person’s life.
* What level of legal responsibility the healthcare provider in question is found to have.

The actual amount of compensation you receive will also tend to rely significantly on the skills and experience of the legal team representing you. A key factor will be how accurately your lawyers are able to assess the value of your claim and how effectively they are able to represent you during out-of-court settlement negotiations and/or during court proceedings.


What can you claim compensation for?
Generally, the compensation you can receive for a successful medical negligence claim can be divided into two main types of damages – special damages and general damages.

Special damages
These cover specific expenses and losses you have incurred due to the impact of the medical negligence. Examples of the kinds of things you can claim special damages for include:
* Medical treatment fees.
* Fees for rehabilitation, recovery and support treatments, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech & language therapy.
* Lost income due to having to give up work, reduce your hours or take on lower paid work.
* Travel costs.
* Funeral expenses (in the case of fatal medical negligence claims.)
* Alternative accommodation.
* Prosthetics.

General damages
This is compensation for the non-financial impact or your injury. Non-financial issues you may be able to claim compensation for include:
* Pain and suffering.
* Loss of amenity.
* Reduced quality of life e.g: 
Damage to or loss of your eyesight, hearing or other senses, having to give up a favourite hobby or other activity and loss of independence.

Find out how much your medical negligence claim could be worth
Because the exact value of a medical negligence claims depends on so many different factors, providing a valuation for a specific claim can be complicated. It is therefore strongly recommended to consult a legal team with extensive specialist experience dealing with these claims so you can get an accurate indication of your claim’s potential value.

IBB Claims’ medical negligence lawyers have handled straightforward claims to complex and contentious claims for many years, achieving significant compensation for a wide range of clients. This experience means the team at IBB Claims can quickly provide a realistic idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to for all types of medical negligence claims. For a reliable, highly accurate estimate of your claim’s likely value, please go to www.ibbclaims.co.uk.


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