Compensation can vary widely and depends on the circumstances of each case. Compensation may be modest if the symptoms you developed are minor and settle within couple of days, with no substantial treatment being necessary.
If however, the injury caused as a direct result of the negligent treatment is severe, causing problems that will have a significant impact on your life, then the compensation could be worth a significant amount.
It is important to mention that the Claimants are entitled to pursue a claim for compensation for their pain, suffering and loss of amenity and the level of compensation is determined by the medical evidence. This is known as ‘General Damages’.
In addition to a physical or psychological injury, very often Claimants will incur additional financial losses as a result of the negligence. This can include lost earnings, travel costs, care or assistance costs, and funeral costs if someone passes away due to negligence. These are known as ‘Special Damages’ and will often form the biggest part of the claim, ensuring that Claimants are restored to the position that they would have been in, had the negligent treatment not occurred in the first place.