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Can You Claim NHS Data Leak Compensation?
You may be eligible to make a claim NHS data leak compensation if your information has been exposed by the NHS.
NHS and medical data leak claims are some of the most common types of cases we deal with. Not only can NHS data leaks easily happen, but when they do happen, the damage can be severe. When it comes to leaked data, medical data is often serious because it's private, sensitive and confidential.
That's why it's important to know your rights and know that you have access to justice as a victim of an NHS data leak incident.
Some of the common types of NHS data leak compensation claims we can help you with include:
NHS records / information leaked by accident
An NHS employee could accidentally leak your medical data to someone else. An email or postal leak could disclose private medical information.
One of the over 20 different data breach actions we're fighting for justice in includes the infamous 56 Dean Street data leak, which is one of the most serious actions we've helped people claim in.
NHS data leaks from unlawful access
If someone unlawfully accesses your medical data and leaks your information, you can be entitled to make claim, and you'd be surprised how often this happens. In fact, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) who regulate organisations and punish data leak offenders have initiated proceedings against a number of NHS employees who have accessed medical data without authority. They have also had to issue warnings to NHS staff in general about the need to only access medical data with a proper authority and a real need to do so.
Some famous examples of unlawful medical records access at hospitals include both Ed Sheeran and Sir Alex Ferguson. In both incidents, NHS staff accessed their medical records without any need to do so during hospital stays.
NHS data leaked without your authority
It may be that your medical data is leaked because of a breach where you hadn't authorised someone else being given access to your data. The NHS Digital Data Breach action is a recent example of this.
NHS data leaked from hacks and cyber attacks
If your medical data has been leaked because of an attack against the NHS, you can be eligible to claim compensation. The NHS must do all they can to protect the valuable data they hold. Incidents like the 2017 WannaCry hack happened because criminals targeted older and outdated systems that were more vulnerable to data leaks. The NHS was hit hard in this attack.
In any of these scenarios, a victim could be entitled to make a claim for NHS data leak compensation. There can be many more ways people can fall victim to an NHS data leak, so the best thing to do is contact our team for tailored advice about your situation.
How Much Can You Claim In An NHS Data Leak Compensation Claim
How much you may be able to claim in an NHS data leak compensation claim can depend on a number of factors.
These can include:
- What data the NHS has leaked about you
- How much NHS data has been leaked
- Who the NHS data has been leaked to
NHS data leaks tend to be one of the more severe types of claims we deal with. Our medical data, for most people, is something that's very private and incredibly sensitive.
When medical data is leaked by the NHS, the distress that can be caused can be severe. That's why in some NHS data leak compensation claims the values of the cases can be high. Previous cases for the leaks of medical data have been known to settle in the £15,000.00 to £20,000.00 region.
We can assess the severity of any distress caused to you in a number of ways:
- With expert evidence
- With witness statements and key information from you about the impact of the data leak
- With our years of experience and specialist knowledge in helping people claim data leak compensation
Once private medical data has been leaked by the NHS, there can be no turning back. In many data leak cases, information that's exposed is simply out there forever.
Claim Now: It's No Win, No Fee
You may be eligible to claim for NHS data leak compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
We offer a No Win, No Fee arrangements if we're satisfied that there's a case to make because we're big believers in access to justice.
We don't think it's fair that there are law firms out there who may only help a data leak victim in a private-paying basis. Our No Win, No Fee means we can write off our own legal fees if a case isn't successful, subject to the terms of the agreement we put in place with you.
All of our initial advice is free and on a no-obligation basis. Find out today if you can claim NHS data leak compensation by completing a contact form or calling our helpline on 0800 634 75 75.
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