Community health problem claims

Community health exists to provide a range of healthcare services to the general public. They are focussed upon improving the lives of people within their community and to ensure that they can access these whenever they need to.

These services are provided for both adults and children.

This is an effective and vital service which benefits many people on a daily basis. But, nothing is perfect and mistakes are made.

What does community health do?

They provide a variety of services which include:

  • Midwifery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • District nurse
  • Health visitor
  • Sexual health
  • Learning disabilities

This also includes nursing homes and domiciliary care for people in their own homes.

Compensation claims in regard to nursing homes are discussed in a separate section. See our nursing home claims section.

People who provide these services are dedicated professionals who work hard to ensure that people receive the best care they can. However they are human and make mistakes as the rest of us.

The difference here is that a mistake can result in a serious injury or permanent incapacity. This has a traumatic effect on both the patient and their family.

Impact of a negligent action

If you have suffered an injury or illness due to the actions of a community health professional, e.g. a physiotherapist then you may be able to claim compensation.

A compensation payout is designed to cover the costs of the pain, discomfort and inconvenience caused by your injury. This injury may have forced you to look for new type of work or to give up work altogether. You may have to make alterations around your home, rely upon specialist medical equipment or take medication on a regular basis.

All of this is expensive and puts a financial burden upon you and your family. Plus there is a potential loss of earnings, if you have had to give up work.

All of this causes additional stress as well as that of your injury or illness.

Making a claim for compensation due to community health negligence

If you can prove that negligence or poor working practice has resulted in your injury then you have a greater chance of success in a compensation claim.

Find a personal injury lawyer, claims management firm or solicitor who has experience in these types of cases. He or she will have knowledge and expertise of the many complex issues involved and will advise you through each step of the claims process.

They can advise you about the potential outcome and what to expect from this.

Visit our making a claim for compensation section for more information about this process.

Time limit for claiming compensation for community health negligence

Ask your personal injury lawyer or solicitor about this. There are strict deadlines in regard to personal injury claims but these do vary according to the individual circumstances of a claim.

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