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How much compensation could I expect to receive?
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive depends on the injuries and losses you have suffered due to negligence. These will be carefully calculated by your solicitor and a figure for the total value of your claim agreed.
You may not achieve this figure as there will be on-going negotiations and offers made on both sides. However the specialist solicitors at Hospital Negligence will always fight to secure you the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
You are entitled to receive ‘general damages’ for your pain and suffering and loss of amenity, such as not being able to participate in your usual activities and pastimes.
You are also entitled to claim for ‘special damages’ and ‘future losses’. This would cover loss of earnings, the cost of nursing care, treatment, specialist housing and equipment and home adaptations.
If you are the relative of someone who has died due to medical negligence you are also entitled to claim compensation if you were financially dependent on them and to cover the cost of funeral expenses. You can also claim bereavement damages if you are their spouse or child under 18.