If you have been injured due to the negligence of others, either through malpractice or accident, then medical negligence claims are the ideal solution for your problems. The good thing about such cases is that they can be settled in a shorter span of time as compared to other types of personal injury claims and they allow claimants to get back on their feet faster than before.
But the issues most of the people face is the due time of claiming. Even, they don’t know what is the perfect time to get their compensation. Therefore, it’s important to know how to speed up the process of claiming medical negligence in Ireland.
What can I do to speed up my claim?
This is never a wise decision to take a long time to take action when there is a medical injury claim arises. It is because the longer you are not doing anything, the higher the chances that there will be a decrease in your claim value. The reason why it decreases is because of many factors such as aging and deterioration. There are a number of ways you can speed up a medical negligence claim.
Here are 4 actionable tips from our solicitors to speedup your medical negligence claims:
1. Gather the evidence – the more evidence you gather after the injury, the better. This can include taking photos, obtaining statements, writing down a narrative, and obtaining a copy of the medical records from your GP, hospital treatment, or dental records depending on the matter. To help your claim, you will need as much supporting evidence as possible.
2. File receipts – you can also claim for any out-of-pocket costs incurred which could be treatment or travel costs. If you suffer a loss of earnings because of medical negligence, then this is something that your solicitor will also include in your claim.
3. See your doctor – to assess the damage or injury caused to you through medical negligence, make an appointment to see your GP as soon as you can. Whilst your doctor will not provide a negligence report against the Practitioner, they will be able to document your injuries and treatment.
4. Engage a solicitor early – get advice on your claim quickly by contacting a solicitor. The medical negligence claim solicitors in Dublin will know what is required from the beginning and be able to advise you accordingly. Indeed they may apply for some of the records on your behalf and organize the expert report on negligence once you contact them which is required before you can actually lodge a medical negligence claim.
In conclusion, we can say that don’t get left behind to claim your compensation for medical negligence. As it involves legal matters, therefore, we are always ready to guide you with the most appropriate course of action.
Our focus is on both nationwide medical negligence claims from injured victims all over Ireland and also on fatal accident claims for bereaved families in Ireland.
Susan Cosgrove is the principal at Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors. Susan has over 20 years experience of practicing various areas of law including medical negligence negligence law. She graduated from Portobello major in LLB, Law.
She is a member of Law Society of Ireland.