This article will discuss how to claim future diary losses if you file a claim for personal injury or clinical negligence. Consider the cost of future treatment, and how to claim for it.
You may need future diary medical attention if you are injured by clinical negligence (e.g. a broken limb that wasn’t being treated properly) or an accident caused by another person’s negligence (e.g. a car accident). This will depend on the severity of your injury.
It is possible for medical treatment to take several months or even years. There are always chances that you will need long-term care, such as a check-up every six-months with a specialist, for the rest your life.
future diary treatment claims do not have to be lifelong. This could be for a single operation, a batch of physiotherapy or another type of treatment. This type of claim is more common for those under 18 years of age. They must wait until they become physically mature to determine the extent of the injury’s effects. They must wait until they become physically mature before they can receive the best treatment.
These claims do not only affect children. They can also occur in many situations. For example, you may need to wait until your injury heals completely before you can determine the extent of any future diary treatment.
If you can show that future treatment is something you require due to the accident or negligence you suffered, you may be eligible for financial compensation for the cost of future diary treatments.
What is a Claim for future diary Treatment?
Multiple elements will make up a claim for future treatment. The claim for treatment itself will usually be at the private rate. If you bought the treatment from a private doctor or surgeon, the cost of the treatment will be included.
You can also claim the voluntary care you receive from family and friends after the treatment. If your future treatment involves an operation that will require you to be off your feet for a few weeks, and your family members or friends will provide care and assistance during this time, you can claim their time.
You can also file a claim for future travel expenses; you can then claim the mileage or rail fares you’ll travel, etc.
If you are unable to work due to future treatment, you may be entitled to a future loss. Even if you were paid sick pay for your time off, you won’t have suffered any loss and can not claim loss of earnings.
How do you make a claim for future diary treatment?
Your treating doctors will tell you if you require future treatment. The medical expert who assessed your injury will also inform you. Your treating doctors should inform you if you are likely to need future treatment. Before they produce their report, it is important that you bring this up with your independent physician. They will then be able to give you their opinion about any future treatment. This will be evidence that you are in need of the treatment.
A medical expert can also give estimates on how much treatment at private rate will cost, which will assist your solicitor in valuing your claim. Your solicitor or your medical expert can request quotes from local services if your expert is unable.
What if you need the future diary treatment now?
If you are able to proceed with your future medical treatment now and have the opinion of a medical expert, and have estimates for the cost, you can contact the Defendants right away to ask if they will fund this treatment.
However, it is unlikely that the Defendant would pay for this treatment if they are not liable for your injuries. They claim that the care you received from your doctor was not negligent in clinical negligence cases. In personal injury cases, however, the accident was not their fault so they won’t pay for your treatment. You have two options: you can ask for future treatment to be included in any settlement or you can claim it as part your special damages (financial loss) claim.