A&E Claims​

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Understanding A&E Negligence

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When you or a loved one suffer from a medical emergency, you rely on healthcare professionals in the ambulance service and in accidents and emergencies to provide the timely and effective care you need. Time is of the essence and in these circumstances, the care provided is vital to ensure no serious or long-term injuries are sustained. It can even mean the difference between life and death.

Unfortunately, the ambulance service and the accident and emergency department can become very busy placing the staff under a lot of pressure. Working in this type of environment can often lead to mistakes. However, healthcare professionals are still under a duty of care to you and your loved ones. If this duty has been breached causing the condition to worsen, or a delay in attending to your call, this could amount to negligence.

There are various ways in which these healthcare professionals could be negligent when providing care, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Delays in the ambulance crew reaching the scene / failing to attend at all
  • Not having a properly equipped ambulance
  • Delays in providing the correct treatment
  • Providing the wrong treatment
  • Failure to provide any treatment
  • Delays in properly referring the patient
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Infections
  • Failure to properly examine the patient
  • Failure to undertake the correct testing
  • Misinterpretation of test results
  • Being wrongfully discharged 
  • Failure to admit to the ward

It may also be the case that rather than making an existing condition worse, the negligent treatment provided causes a new injury or condition to develop.

How can Freeman Harris help you with your A&E claim?

If you are still determining whether you have a claim for ambulance or accident and emergency negligence, our solicitors will assess your case and advise whether you have a claim. We have experience dealing with various cases involving this type of negligence, so you can be sure that your case is safe with us.

If you feel that you or your loved one have received negligent care, and you would like to speak to a member of the team, please call us on 020 7790 7311 or email us at contact@freemanharris.co.uk

Contract Team

Lina’s background in nursing and law furnishes her with both medical and legal knowledge, allowing her to work on negligence cases with great care and expertise.

John Holtom John is an expert in dealing with medical negligence claims and has a history of settling high value cases.

Talha Fazlani

Talha has been working as a Litigator assisting the medical negligence department. He would be the first person you deal with regarding your matter.

Cat is a Legal Analyst and assists the medical negligence department in obtaining documents, and communicating with clients.

What our clients say?

A&E Claims FAQ's

What should I do if I think I've suffered accident and emergency negligence?

If you have been aware that something went wrong whilst you were in A&E, there is a three year limitation period from the date the negligence happened. However, if you were only aware that something went wrong recently, then it is 3 years from that date. In both cases, you should contact our team at Freeman Harris today, and we will see how we can assist you in your potential claim.


What is accident and emergency negligence?

Accident and emergency negligence is when you have suffered injury or harm that could have been avoided as a result of negligent care. The two categories that this generally falls into for A&E negligence is diagnosis error and treatment error. This could be when you were examined in A&E the doctor made a mistake, or you were prescribed the wrong medication, resulting in adverse effects.

Can I claim accident and emergency compensation from the NHS?

Over 1.75 million patients are seen across the country in NHS hospitals every month, and as the variety of injuries presented is great, so is the margin for error. If you think that something went wrong whilst you or a loved one were in A&E, you may have a claim and owed compensation for the damages incurred by the negligence you experienced. This compensation is paid by NHS resolution who act for all NHS trusts, which represent all NHS hospitals and NHS medical professionals.

How much compensation can you get for A&E errors?

This really depends on your claim and the severity of injury. You could have experienced life changing injuries as a result of the A&E negligence, and so the ‘special damages’ you are owed could cover housing changes, rehabilitation, physiotherapy etc.


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Medical Negligence Claim ReviewNo Fees
Medical Reports (If Required)TBD

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