A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people
A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people

When is a negligent motorist, employer or occupier liable for negligent medical treatment?

1 hour

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

Injuries sustained in a road traffic accident, an accident at work or other circumstances may not be treated appropriately by healthcare providers so the recovery is not as good as it should have been or, sometimes, further injury is caused.  

Practitioners need to know when issues relating to the standard of medical treatment need to be investigated, and if appropriate pursued, on behalf of the claimant and those situations where the original defendant is likely to remain liable (and that party will have to contemplate proceedings for an indemnity or contribution from the healthcare provider). 

This webinar is intended to help practitioners understand relevant legal principles and the practical implications of these and will cover:

  • A look at the difference scenarios that can arise
  • A reminder of general principles of causation
  • When will there be joint and several liability for the “same damage”
  • What is likely to be a break in the chain of causation in the context of healthcare provided for negligently caused injury
  • Can the claimant’s own actions break the chain of causation
  • Factors likely to influence the claimant’s approach to investigation of separate claims
  • Which pre-action protocols to use
  • Assessing issues and advising the client
  • Dealing with such claims under the CPR as amended from April 2024
  • Settlement (where there is more than one Defendant – Wright v Barts Health NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 1834 (QB)


1 person - member/accredited firm: £85 + VAT
1 person - non-member: £115 + VAT
Small office (2 - 6 people): £150 + VAT
Large office (7 people or more): £185 + VAT
Whole organisation (All staff at all offices): £375 + VAT


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09 Jul 2024

On-demand recording
From 09 Jul 2024 to 09 Jan 2025