Accident & Emergency (A&E) Claims

How long will my AE treatment claim take


How long will my A&E treatment claim take

Each case is different. How long things could take depends on a number of factors. We'll first need to obtain your medical and hospital records and then obtain medical evidence from independent medical experts to determine whether or not you received negligent A&E treatment; and if you did, what harm you have suffered as a result of any such failings in care.

Access Legal will then need to obtain evidence about your current condition, what treatment you might need immediately and what ongoing help you are likely to require as a result of the identified negligence. We will then need to assess your potential financial losses, such as lost earnings, if your injuries have delayed or prevented your return to work; and the costs of whatever help and support you may need in future because of the negligent care that you have received.

All this takes time, but this information is vital to allow us to recover the appropriate amount of compensation to which you're entitled as a result of your injuries. The approach of the other side can also affect the time it could take to settle a claim. If the other side promptly admits liability (i.e. that they were at fault) and does not dispute our evidence and valuation of your claim then such claims will settle more quickly than a claim where liability is denied.

Compensation claims can often be settled through negotiation even if liability is denied, but some cases can and do go to trial. That said, it doesn’t mean you have to wait until the end of the process to get help.

We can in certain specific circumstances, obtain interim payments to fund any immediate therapies or rehabilitation that you may need as a result of the negligent care. We will always aim to settle your case as soon as it is reasonable to do so, but our priority is ensuring that we achieve the best possible outcome for you.

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