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A&E Negligence Claims

Your medical negligence support team are ready to help with your accident and emergency claims.

Unfortunately, at some stage in our lives, we may need to attend an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department as urgent medical attention may be necessary due to sustaining a serious injury, whether in a car crash accident or the kitchen, stroke etc.

An A&E department has a duty to provide you with a standard of care which should be expected, but should you believe that has not happened, there may be a potential claim against the hospital for that failure which in turn may have caused you more harm.

If something goes wrong or you do not receive the standard of care you are entitled to expect when you visit an Accident and Emergency unit (A&E), you may be able to make a claim. This is known as a Clinical or Medical Negligence claim. To assist you, there are some examples below of what an A & E claim might be: 

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis 

  • Failure to refer for further investigation or specialist input 

  • Failure to perform an adequate examination or take appropriate patient history 

  • Failure to act upon test results

A&E negligence claims.

A&E departments deal with a wide variety of medical problems, but the main source of A&E claims are:

  • Failure to properly diagnose a medical condition or problem or to do so within a reasonable time. The failure to diagnose on time can cause significant problems or deterioration for the patient over and above the initial injury that you came in for to the department.

  • Or the diagnosis is correct, but the wrong treatment or medication is given or provided incorrectly. A&E is the first point of contact with medical professionals, and something going wrong at this stage can fundamentally impact a patient.

Due to the pressures, there are also delays in being triaged in A&E. Ambulances are often left sitting outside for long periods, which may delay the start of treatment.

How Graystons can help.

At Graystons, we fully understand the impact this may have, not only on a patient but also on friends and relatives. We will do all we can to understand what you want and to guide you through the process of dealing with the hospital and medical professionals.

Graystons are dedicated to each and every individual client we serve and take pride in our unique client-focused approach. Every client has a dedicated solicitor who will be on hand in person, on the phone, via email or video link. We work with our clients to ensure that the approach to their claim is what works best for them as an individual.

We are recognised as specialists in Clinical Negligence. Fully accredited members of the Association of Victims of Medical Accidents and the Law Society panel of clinical negligence specialists.

If you have suffered and would like advice from a specialist solicitor, please call us on 0151 645 0055 or contact us via the form below. Where we would be pleased to provide a free, no-obligation chat to discuss your options.


By Emma Fawdry - Solicitor

Graystons provide a real difference to their clients, it has remained a small, compassionate collection of individuals that really care. 

Graystons are ready to help

Our dedicated team provide professional representation and expert legal advice.

Graystons solicitors have the expertise to deal with all accident and emergency claims caused as a result of medical negligence.


As a specialised niche firm that deals exclusively with medical negligence, Graystons has the ability to give your claim the attention it deserves.  By making a claim, we may be able to ensure the individual is compensated for the negligence itself and also provide for the cost of future caring needs and any assistive technology the individual needs.  

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