In this article, we will be looking at claiming for future losses when you bring a claim for clinical negligence of personal injury. In particular the cost of future treatment and how you would go about claiming for such a loss, considering that it may not have happened yet.

If you have been injured through clinical negligence, such as a broken limb not being treated properly, or through an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, such as a car accident, then there is a high probability that you will require further medical treatment in order to get yourself back to full health, or as close to full health as possible depending on the severity of your injury.

That medical treatment can take months or even years to be complete, and there is always a  matagami chance that there will be long-term medical care for the foreseeable future, such as check-up every six months with a specialist for the rest of your life.

Claims for future treatment do not always have to be life-long treatment. It can be a one-off future operation or a one-off batch of physiotherapy, etc. This kind of claim is more common in claims where the injured person is under the age of 18 and has to wait until they are physically mature before the full extent of the negative effects of their injury is known. Or they have to wait until they are physically mature to get the most benefit from any treatment.

However these claims are not limited to children, they can happen in a variety of situations, such as when you have to wait for your injury to fully heal before you know the extent of any future treatment needed.

Fortunately, if you can prove that this future treatment is something that you now require solely because of the accident or negligence that you have suffered, then you will be able to make a claim for the cost of future treatment part of your claim for financial compensation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *