Some of the areas our legal team deal with include:-
- Dental Claims
- Pregnancy Claims
- Childbirth Claims
- Surgical Errors
- Ophthalmic Claims
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Cancer Care
What is the difference between clinical negligence and personal injury?
The differences between clinical negligence and personal injury can be understood in the following ways:-
When a person has been injured in a road traffic accident, it can be fairly easy to ascertain who is at fault and what injuries they have sustained as part of the accident. However, with clinical negligence, claimants need to verify two things, which are:
- Avoidable Harm – that the errors made eventually caused or materially contributed to the injury itself, which means the solicitor appointed, will have to show that the treatment itself, not the illness caused more harm than good, and
- Liability – demonstrate that there were serious errors in your medical treatment made by your doctor or medical professional, which a competent doctor or medical professional would not have made.
Once the fault is placed upon the doctor or medical professional beyond a reasonable doubt, then a compensation claim can be brought.
How to make a medical negligence claim
If you believe that your doctor or medical professional has failed to provide you with a level of care that you would expect, then contact us as soon as possible. There are strict 3 year time limits on when you can claim compensation, so it is vitally important to act as soon as you can to increase your chance of making a successful claim.
The time limit for children under 18 differs as the time limit starts on their 18th birthday if they have been injured whilst classed as a minor (under the age of 18).
This is slightly different also if the injured person is mentally incapable of handling their own affairs, the 3 years’ time limit applies as soon as the person becomes capable of handling their own affairs.
You may also be eligible for legal aid or after assessing your case, we may be able to offer a no-win, no-fee arrangement. Whatever your situation, we will advise you about the right funding option for you and explain all of the likely costs and timescales up front, so get in touch.
You can talk to us in complete confidence. Our friendly, experienced and sympathetic medical negligence team are here to answer all the questions you may have about the claims process. We avoid legal and medical jargon and instead talk in plain English.
If you believe you or someone you know has suffered pain, distress or discomfort due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, and you would like to explore how to make a complaint, give us a call today, so we can help to clarify the options available to you.