What is the difference between a medical negligence claim and a personal injury claim?

Let us start with the similarities; both claims are caused by negligence. Whether it is an accident or a medical error, you are entitled to make a claim.

What is a medical negligence claim?

A medical negligence claim is typically a claim made against a medical practitioner when you sustained an injury due to medical malpractice. Medical negligence claims can be made for any sort of medical practice. The most common ones that we can help you with are:

  • Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of an illness
  • Injury or serious injury from a medical-surgical procedure
  • Dental injuries
  • Injuries from surgical or non-surgical procedures
  • Lost in the system claims

To find out what medical negligence claims our experienced solicitors can help you with, make sure to visit our medical negligence page or contact us to get a free consultation.

What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim is usually made after an accident caused by someone else. The most common types of personal injury claims are:

  • Road traffic accidents claims
  • Work accident claims
  • Accidents in public, otherwise known as occupier’s liability.

Personal injury claims can occur anywhere, and to make this sort of claim you must prove that someone else caused the accident that resulted in the injury that you sustained. If you would like to find out more about personal injury claims, visit our personal injury page or contact one of our experienced personal injury experts, to get a free initial consultation for your case.

Duty of Care 

When claiming against someone else, whether it is a personal injury claim or a medical negligence claim, it is imperative that the other person breached their duty of care and harmed you in consequence. It is usually easier to prove the cause of a car accident or who was responsible for the health and safety of their staff.

With medical negligence claims, it is necessary to prove that the cause of the injury or loss was the negligence of a medical practitioner. It is the medical practitioner’s duty of care to ensure the safety of their patients. If they fail to do so, they can cause harm to their patients, leading to medical negligence.

There is a range of different injuries you can experience during personal injury and medical negligence, the injuries or loss can be more or less severe, and it is important to prove that someone is liable for your loss. If you would like to make a personal injury claim or a medical negligence claim, we highly advise that you contact one of our solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side.

The main difference 

The main difference between these is that the processes of these types of claims can severely differ from each other. Due to the nature of medical negligence claims, they tend to be more complex and need experienced medical negligence lawyers to help you with your case; to come out with the best possible outcome in the most stress-free way.

Make your claim now 

If you have experienced loss or damage, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced lawyers at Solicitors On Your Side. Our lawyers have experience in medical negligence and personal injury to ensure that whatever is the reasons you sustained your injuries; you get the highest compensation possible for your case.

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