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Claim for Accident in Hospital

I want to claim for accident in hospital. My child was recently in hospital getting their tonsils taken out. At lunchtime, hot soup was spilt all over them. They now have a permanent burn scar. How should I go about pursuing a compensation claim?

To pursue your claim for accident in hospital compensation, the first thing you should do is contact a personal injury claims solicitor with experience of making hospital negligence claims. They will be able to advise you on how best to pursue your claim.

This accident is a demonstration of gross negligence on behalf of the hospital. All public places owe a duty of care to the general public that attend them, in a place like a hospital it goes without saying that you should be in a place where safety measures are adhered to and that the well-being of patients come first.

Making a claim for accident in hospital compensation with a child is a little different than if an adult was initiating such a claim. Because a child is a minor, until they turn 18 they cannot speak on their own behalf in legal matters and they are also not permitted to advise a solicitor. Therefore, you or another parent or guardian must speak on behalf of your child as their “litigation friend” if you are planning on pursuing the claim in the near future. You also have the option of waiting until the child reaches adulthood, when they can make a claim for themselves due to the fact that the three-year time-limit for making a claim does not begin until the child turns 18 years of age.

You also must make sure that the hospital is entirely to blame for the accident occurring. If your child is partially to blame, for instance, if they knocked the soup out of the canteen person’s hands while being boisterous, they could be accused of contributory negligence. If this is the case, it will be reflected in a reduction of the final compensation settlement.

Upon consulting with your solicitor, you will be able to make an informed decision on how to go about making a claim for accident in hospital. They will evaluate your claim, taking into consideration a variety of factors such as the impact your child’s injury will have on their life both financially and psychologically. They will be able to inform you of whether or not your claim has a considerable chance of success and how much you could expect to obtain in your final settlement.