Who pays my compensation?

Quick answer

Generally speaking, your medical practitioner’s insurer will pay your compensation. In some rare cases, the medical practitioner will be personally liable.

In depth answer

All medical practitioners are required by law to have Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII), which protects them from personal liability in the event that their treatment (or lack of treatment) causes illness or injury.

If you are successful in your negligence claim against a medical professional, the insurance company who covers their PII will pay the compensation on behalf of the practitioner or medical facility.

There are rare exceptions where a medical professional may be personally liable, such as when they have stopped practicing prior to the claim. Our lawyers can easily find out if and when a practitioner has stopped practicing, and if they will have available assets to be sued at law.

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