World Health Day – Health equality for everyone

The theme of this week’s World Health Day is ‘creating a fairer, healthier world for everyone.’ Health equality is an issue around the globe with millions of people missing out on adequate healthcare.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the fact that some people have healthier lives with better access to health services than others, primarily down to their living conditions.

During World Health Day 2021, the WHO is calling on world leaders to monitor health inequalities and address their root causes. The health body wants everyone to have access to living and working conditions that are conducive to good health, along with quality health services where and when they need them.

We have witnessed health inequalities here in the UK as many injured people face health issues for sustained periods following an accident, which was not their fault.

Many people are unaware that if someone is injured and liability is admitted by the other party, they have a right to claim for private treatment or surgery, which is funded by the defendant’s insurance company. This then relieves the NHS of financial burden and provides adequate healthcare for their injuries.

Psychological injuries can also be as debilitating as physical ones and mental health is a global health concern. Compensation is available for psychological injuries and rehabilitation for conditions such as anxiety, adjustment disorders, depressive disorders, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If liability is admitted, the third-party insurer will often fund the therapy required which may not be readily available on the NHS.

If the negligence of a third party caused the accident, the injured person could claim compensation for their injuries. If liability is accepted and causation proved, compensation will also cover the cost of medical expenses, private healthcare, loss of income, travel expenses, care, case management and other out of pocket expenses caused by the injury.

The Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) outline the levels of compensation payable to personal injury claimants for their injuries.  The amount of compensation depends on the severity of the injury. We use a bespoke personal injury calculator, which is based on figures from the most up to date edition of the JCG. Click the body parts to see how much you could be entitled to:



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