Medical Negligence claims
When undergoing medical treatment, you place a great deal of trust in the people and organisation whose care you are in. Unfortunately, in a small number of cases medical negligence can result in avoidable injuries or illnesses. If the worst should happen to you, it’s important that you get the specialist legal expertise you need on your side.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in workplace accidents, including warehouse workers. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How can medical negligence arise?
Medical negligence can arise in many circumstances in either the NHS or private care. It typically involves an error (such as giving incorrect treatment) or an omission (such as missing an important sign or symptom during treatment) on the part of healthcare practitioners.
If this then leads to significant illness, injury or distress, which should have been avoided, you may be entitled to compensation.
Among other things, this can include:
- Birth injuries to the mother, baby or both
- Misdiagnosis of serious illnesses such as cancer or a stroke
- Missed fractures
- Spinal or neurological conditions
- GP or Accident & Emergency negligence
- Pressure sores or ulcers
These are just some of the more common outcomes from medical negligence. If you think you have a claim for something that’s not mentioned above, we still recommend that you get in touch to discuss it with us.
How much compensation might I receive for medical negligence?
The amount of compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your accident with you.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Adaptations to your home or vehicle
- Damage to your property
- Travel expenses incurred
Medical negligence claimants often need specialist treatment before their claim is settled. This might be urgent or life-saving, or at the very least could help prevent their condition from deteriorating.
To fund this treatment, we may apply for interim payments on your behalf so that you don’t need to wait for the claim to conclude and can get the treatment you need in a timely manner.
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the incident within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you injured as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claim. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
What is the process for making a medical negligence claim?
Once we have determined that you may have grounds for a claim, we will contact those responsible for your negligent treatment. Our aim at this stage is to put the facts across to them with a view to receiving an admission of liability.
From there, we will work with you to achieve an appropriate level of compensation for you as quickly as we can. Along the way, we will enlist the help of independent medical professionals if we feel that their opinion is essential to your case.
Our aim is to keep cases out of court where it saves time and money to do so, but we are prepared to go to court if it means securing you a better settlement.
How do I begin a compensation claim for medical negligence?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.