Hospital treatment after an accident
In the UK we are lucky enough to have a National Health Service which looks after us following a road accident. Generally this is free, but injuries sustained in road accidents may require long term specialist care which may not be available on the NHS.
In some circumstances you may need or want to have treatment in a private hospital. Private medical treatment is expensive but has the advantage of not having long waiting times for treatment and can in some cases may provide access to treatments that are not readily available on the NHS.
Can I claim for treatment costs after my accident?
Yes you can. You will need to keep any bills you have from the treatments and speak to your insurer or claims advisor. Provided that the treatment received was specifically for an injury that you sustained in your accident and that you were not at fault, you should be able to claim back the costs from the at-fault party's insurer.
Always keep the bills and any other paperwork relating to treatments you have received if you want to recover the costs.
What about injury compensation?
Many solicitors and accident management companies offer injury compensation services for people involved in road accidents. The amounts awarded will vary depending on the type of injury and what level of aftercare may be required to assist the patients recovery or rehabilitation. Compensation claims are becoming more and more common these days but you should be wary, as some firms may deduct 'hidden' charges from your compensation award.
You are entitled by law to claim compensation for any injuries you sustain as a result of your accident provided you were not at fault, and provided that you make your claim within 3 years of the accident occurring.
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