Medical Negligence Solicitors

If you have been left with injuries or a worsening existing condition because of poor medical care, then you may have a medical negligence claim. Our medical negligence solicitors are on hand to provide the help you need.

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What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence is when you are injured or left with a worsening health condition after receiving poor or substandard medical care. Medical negligence – also known as clinical negligence – is a rare occurrence. But when it happens to you, the effects can be devastating.

Although most healthcare patients will be treated effectively, a small minority end up suffering from clinical negligence. This is when a medical professional makes an avoidable mistake, causing you harm in the form of an injury or illness or a worsening medical condition.

Medical negligence also refers to times when a medical professional or organisation fails in their duty of care, causing you injury or harm. This can include:

  • Failure to diagnose a condition
  • Failure to warn you of the risks of a procedure or treatment
  • Failure to prevent an infection being acquired while under their care

If you’ve suffered an injury or had an existing health condition made worse after clinical treatment, you may have suffered from medical negligence. That means you may be able to make a claim for compensation with the help of our expert medical negligence solicitors.

Types of medical negligence

Just as there are so many issues you might experience when it comes to your health, there are also many forms of medical negligence you may suffer.

Some of the most commons forms include:

Cancer care negligence: A missed, delayed or misdiagnosis of cancer can be life-threatening. If this has happened to you, you could be entitled to make a medical negligence claim.

Care home negligence: If you or a loved one has been harmed or injured while under the protection of a care home, you could have a medical negligence claim.

Childbirth and gynaecology negligence: If you or your baby has come to harm during childbirth, you may have suffered from clinical negligence.

Cosmetic surgery negligence: You are entitled to proper medical care when undergoing cosmetic surgery. So if you have suffered from any form of negligence, you could have a claim.

Dental negligence: Suffering from preventable pain or injury caused by your dentist could mean you’ve suffered dental negligence.

Hospital negligence: Hospitals – and those working in them – can make mistakes. If you’ve suffered an injury or illness caused by hospital negligence, you could be entitled to make a claim.

Mental health negligence: If you or a loved one has suffered from mental or physical harm as a result of substandard mental health care, you could be the victim of negligence.

Misdiagnosis: If you were given the wrong diagnosis or a clinician failed to diagnose your condition, you could have a misdiagnosis claim.

NHS and GP negligence: Whether your injury was caused by the negligence of a GP or NHS specialist, you could be able to make a claim.

Surgery negligence: If you’ve been the victim of a preventable error or negligence before, during or after an operation, you could have a claim for compensation.

Who will I claim against?

You should receive the proper care from the professionals treating you – no matter what organisation they work for.

That’s why it’s possible to make a clinical negligence claim against both the NHS and private healthcare providers.

The NHS broadly does a wonderful job treating patients. But mistakes do happen. In 2019/20, the NHS received 11,682 new medical negligence claims. You may have been the victim of a never event.

These are defined by the NHS as “serious incidents that are entirely preventable because guidance or safety recommendations providing strong systemic protective barriers are available at a national level, and should have been implemented by all healthcare providers”.

When you claim against the NHS, you won’t be claiming directly against your hospital or GP. NHS Resolution is the body that handles claims against the service. This is who you will claim against. If you have suffered from NHS negligence, First4Lawyers could help you make a claim for compensation to help get you back on your feet.

Meanwhile, errors also take place in private healthcare organisations. If you have been the victim of a private hospital or clinician’s error, you could be entitled to compensation.

Private healthcare providers have their own insurers. The insurer will be the organisation you claim against, rather than the doctor or hospital directly.

How do I make a medical negligence claim?

It’s understandable that you might find the process of making a medical negligence claim daunting. If it’s something you’ve never done before, you may not know where to begin. But that’s what First4Lawyers and our legal experts are here for.

The first thing to do is to give us a call. Our understanding and compassionate claims advisors will take a few details from you to get a sense of what happened and whether you have a medical negligence claim. They will then talk you through the process and what happens from then.

If you do have a claim, our team will match you to one of our expert medical negligence solicitors. They will then take over the management of your claim.

How will I fund my claim?

For many people, funding a medical negligence claim is one of the biggest concerns they may have. You may be worried that you will not be able to afford to pay for your solicitor’s services upfront, which could put you off the idea of getting justice for the harm you have suffered.

But in many cases, you don’t need to worry. Solicitors now typically offer a No Win No Fee arrangement – otherwise known as conditional fee agreements – for clinical negligence cases. This was introduced to enable patients who had suffered from malpractice to get the help they needed to recover without facing the stress of funding it all at the start.

A No Win No Fee medical negligence claim will allow you to focus on your recovery and putting together the strongest case possible, instead of the potential impact it would have on your finances.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

First4Lawyers are an award winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

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You could claim upto £11,890*

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It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £40,410*

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First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £205,580*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £379,100*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £140,870*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £108,620*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £21,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £94,470*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £10,340*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £6,890*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £8,200*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £19,690*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £99,440*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £51,460*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £61,690*

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First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £252,180*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £13,970*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £27,890*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £42,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £42,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £102,890*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £28,860*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £21,910*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £2,210*

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First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £4,470*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £20,280*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto 2,620*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £5,660*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £13,840*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £7,650*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £26,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £39,940*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £1,500*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £3,460*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £6,690*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £10,010*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £33,430*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £3,810*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £33,750*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £114,810*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £85,340*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £92,820*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £110,380*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £92,820*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £88,270*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £6,920*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £11,200*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £16,830*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £42,110*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £10,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £10,970*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £34,000*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £16,830*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £114,810*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £120,270*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £114,810*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £96,150*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £263,060*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £11,040*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £28,060*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £48,080*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £3,810*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £32,210*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto 30,700

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto 48,080

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £10,730

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £79,560

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £96,150*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £176,660*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £27,740*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £8,970*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £34,340*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £21,480*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £52,490*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £12,350*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto 48,080*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £24,340*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto 116,620*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £120,530*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £247,280*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £12,050*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £38,120*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £84,360*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £11,040*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £34,340*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £114,810*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £12,050*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £21,910*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £61,410*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £96,150*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £176,660*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £18,480*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £27,450*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £49,180*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £12,050*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £23,310*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £43,900*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

Simply fill out our simple form to find out what compensation you could be owed

*Amounts determined by the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Judicial College, 15th edition, 2019

Why should I make a medical negligence claim?

Your health is precious. When someone harms that, you are entitled to take action.

It is not just your physical health that takes a knock when you suffer from medical negligence. You may find that your mental health suffers too. After all, you were harmed by a person or organisation that was there to help treat your initial condition.

This breach of trust can have lasting consequences. Getting justice in the form of the compensation you need to help you recover is one way of addressing them.

You may be worried that making a clinical negligence claim will take funding away from the NHS – particularly at a time when it needs it most. But that won’t be the case. The NHS has legal protection in the form of indemnities to cover any potential claims. NHS Resolution exists to handle negligence claims.

Another important reason to make a medical negligence claim is that by doing so, you highlight the problem that caused you harm. This allows the hospital or surgery or clinician to address what went wrong and prevent it happening again to someone else.

How much compensation will I receive?

Every medical claim is different. Your circumstances will be unique to you. That means that is difficult to say with certainty what you might entitled to in compensation. For a general idea, try our compensation calculator. It will help you establish what you might be entitled for a specific injury caused by your experience of medical negligence.

The amount that you’ll be awarded will be split into two categories: general damages and special damages.

General damages are awarded to cover the pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of your clinician’s negligence. These damages are intended to compensate for any lifestyle changes you have had to make. This includes not being able to take part in your usual hobbies or sports.

Special damages cover any financial impact you’ve suffered because of an instance of medical negligence. This includes any loss of earnings if you’ve been unable to work or any money you’ve had to spend as part of your recovery from the negligent act, such as mobility aids.

Compensation for the medical negligence you experienced can help you get back in the position you were in before it ever happened. Your health and your future are the most important things. That’s why First4Lawyers wants to help you get what you’re entitled to by law.

How long do I have to make a medical negligence claim?

One of the most important things to remember is that you face a deadline when making a medical negligence claim in the UK. In most cases, you will have three years from the date you experienced the negligence to make your claim. This is why you should think about doing so as soon as possible.

But there are exceptions to this rule, which apply to those under the age of 18, those without the mental capacity to claim for themselves and in cases where the effects of the negligence were only discovered later.

To find out more about how long you have to make a claim, just get in touch.

How long will a medical negligence claim take?

Every instance of clinical negligence is unique. That means it can be difficult to say exactly how long it will take to settle your medical negligence claim. Some cases will be concluded in months, while it may take years for more complicated claims to be settled.

If the medical organisation responsible for your injury admits liability, your claim will be settled quicker than if they don’t. If liability is denied, you may end up going to court. And although this is rare, it will extend the claim timeline.

Your solicitor will be able to advise you on how long you can expect your claim to take. They will keep you informed when there are any updates and they will be there to support you through the process.

Will I have to go to court?

We understand that you might be worried about ending up in court. But this is a very unlikely scenario as most medical malpractice claims don’t end up in court.

NHS Resolution’s 2019/20 annual report reveals that just under 27.9% of claims end up being settled with proceedings, but only 0.6% of cases actually make it to trial.

The vast majority – 71.5% – were settled without any proceedings.

If your claim does end up in court, your lawyers will make sure you are fully prepared, giving you the confidence to tell your story and make known what happened to you.

How can I help my medical negligence solicitor?

To help your solicitor put together the best possible case, you will need evidence. You can contribute some of this yourself, while your solicitor will obtain the rest.

One of the most important pieces of evidence in a negligence claim is your medical history. Your records will reveal the treatment you had as a patient, as well as how your health was affected by the negligence. Your solicitor will get your medical records for you and review them in order to identify where the errors were made.

They will also typically arrange for you to attend a medical examination. This will be with an expert doctor, who will be able to assess any injuries or illness you have suffered.

You can also provide photographs or video evidence of your injury, as well as a statement on how it has impacted your life.

Witness statements are also a key piece of evidence. Witnesses can include medical professionals, other patients or those close to you, who have seen how you have been affected.

Aside from evidence, the best thing you can do to help your solicitor is to work with them. Make sure you are responding to any enquiries promptly and providing them with all the information you have. Your co-operation will allow them to present the best case possible.

How can First4Lawyers help?

First4Lawyers has experience in all forms of medical negligence claims. We realise that you and your family are going through a highly distressing time, so our compassionate and understanding claims advisors will do all they can to make it less stressful for you.

We are dedicated to helping people like you, who have been let down by the people they should have been able to trust. We have helped thousands of people get the justice and the compensation they were legally entitled to – including Justin, who received £15,000 for a misdiagnosed broken wrist.

First4Lawyers works with top medical negligence solicitors, who are just as dedicated as we are to helping you right the wrongs that you’ve experienced.

To find out more about how we could help you, just get in touch. Our advisors are here to talk you through your case and make sure you know what your options are. All you have to do is give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online.

You shouldn’t have to go through this on your own.

Meet Jacqueline

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

Medical Negligence FAQs

Can I get an early payout?

It may be possible for you to receive an early compensation payout, known as an interim payment.

When this happens, you will receive part of your compensation before your medical negligence claim is fully settled. You can use these funds to ensure you receive the care you need to help aid your recovery.

Your solicitor will be able to talk you through interim payments and arrange one for you if necessary.

Will I need a medical exam?

In most cases of clinical negligence, you will need a medical exam. Your lawyer will let you know whether this is necessary in your case.

Your solicitor will arrange for you to be assessed by a medical expert. They will assess how severe your injury or illness is and what impact it has on your daily life – both now and in the future.

The assessment will form part of your evidence. It may also be necessary to access your medical history to form part of the evidence in your claim. This will show how your health has been affected by your experience of clinical negligence.

Can I claim on behalf of someone else?

Yes, it is possible for you to claim on behalf of someone else.

In most cases, this will be on behalf of a child or someone who lacks the ability to claim for themselves.

You could face different time limits for making a claim on behalf of someone else, so give us a call to find out more.

Can I make a claim after three years?

Most people who have experienced medical negligence will have three years to begin a claim. This means that you should start your claim as soon as possible.

Starting a claim after the three-year deadline has passed is typically not possible. But there are exceptions.

For example, if you only discovered after the deadline has passed that your injury was caused by medical negligence, you would have three years from the date you found out to make a claim. This is known as the date of knowledge.

If you’re not sure whether you could still make a claim, just get in touch and our friendly advisors will talk you through your options.

Should I complain to the hospital or NHS trust?

After an experience of medical negligence, you can complain to the organisation responsible. It isn’t the same as making a claim, but it can highlight the problem to the hospital or trust and allow them to address it.

To write a letter of complaint, make sure you have a record of the details of your experience. Inform the healthcare provider what you are complaining about, the facts around what happened and copies of any evidence.

Your complaint can also form part of your evidence.

How does No Win No Fee work?

In England and Wales, you could make a No Win No Fee medical negligence claim. This means that you won’t have to pay any fees upfront, letting you focus on your recovery rather than funding legal action.

You will also have nothing to pay if your claim is not successful, so you don’t face any financial risk by pursuing a claim.

If you are awarded compensation, you will pay your lawyers a success fee. This will typically be 25% of your total compensation amount, but it will never be more. Your solicitor will make sure you are informed of all the details surrounding fees at the beginning of the process, so there won’t be any surprises.

Will my treatment be affected if I make a claim?

Making a claim does not affect your right to medical treatment. You are entitled to proper care.

If you suspect that you are not receiving the appropriate level of care, we can advise you on your rights. You may prefer to be treated at a different hospital or by a different doctor. We can help you get the right treatment for you.

Can you help me get the treatment I need?

When you make a medical negligence claim, you may require further treatment to get you back to the position you were in before your experience of negligence happened.

Your solicitor could help you by arranging certain treatments for you. This could include physiotherapy, dental work or other forms of healthcare to help you recover.

To find out more, just get in touch.

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