Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors
If you are looking for free legal advice, our expert team of Medical Negligence Solicitors can help you. Contact us to find out if we can deal with your medical claim on a No Win, No Fee basis today.
If you’ve been affected by clinical or medical negligence, you could claim compensation. Our team of specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors can help you with a Free Claims Assessment and then help guide you through the process of making a medical claim.
We’ve recovered hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation for people who have suffered because of medical negligence. We’ve also helped them access the specialist care, treatment and rehabilitation they need to start to rebuild their lives.
Our Clinical and Medical Negligence team includes some of the UK’s leading Solicitors and Lawyers, with experts in areas such as birth injury claims, spinal cord injury, cancer claims, sepsis, neurology and
We understand that taking legal action can be daunting, but we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive approach. When you come to us, you can expect a personal service tailored to you and your needs.
What Is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence occurs when doctors, nurses or other healthcare professionals fail in their duty of care to you and make serious mistakes that cause you harm, or make an existing condition worse.
What Are Some Examples Of Medical Negligence?
Examples of medical negligence can be anything from injuries caused by poor surgery to a delayed or misdiagnosis of a medical condition. If you have suffered injury or illness because a healthcare provider gave you the wrong prescription, made a mistake during an operation, didn’t warn you about the risks of treatment or didn’t get your informed consent before carrying out a treatment, you could be entitled to medical negligence compensation.
Can I Make A No Win, No Fee Medical Negligence Claim?
At Simpson Millar, we deal with most clinical negligence claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), a No Win, No Fee agreement is an arrangement between you and your Lawyer. Quite simply, it means you won’t have to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful, as long as you have insurance in place. Don’t worry about the process, as we’ll help you take out this insurance cover.
We’ll work tirelessly to get the best results for you and your family. Because of our experience of working with people in your position, we understand how difficult and challenging it is to deal with injuries that happen because of medical mistakes.
For a free claims assessment, contact our Medical Negligence Lawyers today.
What Medical Negligence Claims Do Your Solicitors Deal With?
We have been providing legal help and support for more than 170 years. This means that we have many years’ of experience in dealing with the following medical negligence cases:
Birth Injury Claims
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Erb’s & Cerebral Palsy Claims Solicitors
Compensation for Encephalitis
Delay in Diagnosis of Cancer
Eye Injury Claims
Hospital Negligence Claims
Nerve Damage Injury Claims
Surgical Error Claims
How Do I Claim for Medical Negligence compensation?
To make a successful medical negligence claim, it must be proven that the standard of care you received was below what would be reasonably expected, and that you’ve suffered a loss or injury as a result.
You may have a successful case if a doctor, nurse or hospital treating you failed to:
- Give adequate healthcare
- Keep proper records
- Administer medication
- Perform surgery to an adequate standard
- Diagnose your condition accurately or early enough
Contact us for a Free Claims Assessment today and we can tell you if we think you have a medical negligence claim. If you want to check how the claims process works before calling, that is perfectly understandable. Our guide will hopefully answer any questions you have. If not, just call one of our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors who can answer them for you.
Why Should I Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
There are many reasons why you may want to make a claim. A successful outcome could help you to start to rebuild your life, feel a sense of justice and help change processes and procedures in the NHS so that hopefully no one else has to go through what you did. The medical negligence compensation you get can cover things such as:
- Lost earnings and income
- Cost of care and assistance
- Prescription charges and medical fees
- Help with household chores
- Travel expenses
- Out of pocket expenses
- Special care aids and appliances
Our Clinical Negligence Lawyers can help you claim compensation if you’ve lost a loved one because of medical negligence.
What Is The Medical Negligence Claims Process?
1. You contact us for a Free Claims Assessment
You can call us on 08002605010 or request a callback for a free and confidential chat. During this initial assessment, we’ll consider your case and let you know if we can help you.
2. We’ll tell you everything you need to know
During the claims assessment, we’ll talk through some key information such as the NHS Complaints procedure because it may help you to make one. If this applies to your case, we can help you with the procedure and review the outcome of a complaint.
3. We’ll find a medical specialist for your case
We’ll work with at least one independent medical expert if you case goes forwards. They’ll assess the full extent of your injuries, the impact on your life now and how your injuries will continue to affect you in the future. This will help us work out how much compensation you could get.
4. We’ll support you throughout
We’ll take care of all the difficult tasks, including arranging medical appointments with independent experts and making sure they can attend Court if your case goes all the way to Trial.
5. We’ll apply for an interim payment where possible
Wherever possible, we’ll apply for an interim payment which can help with getting rehabilitation or other valuable help and support before your case is resolved.
6. We’ll Negotiate to Try to Settle Your Claim
It’s really important to us that we bring your claim to conclusion as quickly as possible, so you can start to rebuild your life and any lessons learned are implemented into the NHS as quickly as possible to protect others. We work closely with NHS Resolution, the body that deals with medical negligence claims on behalf of the NHS, to reach an early settlement. We’ll always work hard to get you the settlement you deserve and to resolve your claim as quickly as we can.
7. You’ll receive your compensation directly
When your case is settled, we’ll look at how best to pay your compensation to you. If we think it’s needed, we can help you to set up a Personal Injury Trust to make sure your compensation is protected and you remain eligible for state benefits.
How Far Back Can You Claim Medical Negligence?
There is a medical negligence claims time limit. You must make a claim within 3 years of the date the negligence happened, or 3 years from the date you were aware you suffered from negligence. This is called the date of knowledge.
However, the time limit can be extended in some cases if:
- The injured person suffers from mental incapacity
- The medical negligence happened to someone under 18 years old. The 3 year period starts on their 18th birthday.
For more details on the time limits on medical negligence claims, check out our guide.
How Much Will It Cost To Make A Medical Negligence Claim?
Most medical negligence claims can be funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Call us on 08002605010 to ask for more information or request a callback and we’ll explain your options in detail.
What Is The Average Pay Out For Medical Negligence Cases?
There’s no quick and easy answer as every medical negligence claim is different. But we’ll do everything we can to make sure that you receive an appropriate level of compensation.
Your medical negligence solicitor can give you an estimate of what you can expect to receive after learning the details of your situation and collecting evidence.
Why Choose Simpson Millar As Your Medical Negligence Solicitors?
We have some of the most dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced Medical Negligence Solicitors in the UK. Suffering an injury that wasn’t your fault can be life-changing, but getting in touch with us can help you to start rebuilding your life.
- We’re honest: We call ourselves the “open lawyers”. That’s because we’re honest, upfront and transparent. We will speak to you in plain English without legal jargon and always check in with you to make sure you understand what’s been discussed.
- We’ll always tell you where you stand: We will keep you updated and informed about what’s happening with your case from beginning to end.
- We’re human: We care about our clients and work with them to get the best possible outcome.
- We strive for the best: We’ll make sure that we recover the full compensation you’re entitled to, while at the same time working closely with the NHS to ensure your case is resolved as quickly as possible and that lessons are learnt.
- We’re industry accredited: Many of our Medical Negligence Solicitors are accredited by the Law Society. We’re members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation scheme and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Solicitors referral panel.
- We’re partnered with leading organisations: We work with the Spinal Injuries Association, Headway, BRAKE, The Child Brain Injury Trust and The British Lung Foundation.
What Do Our Clients Say About Us?
“The rating option allows a maximum 5 stars. Were it possible, I would leave 20 ★★★★★. From the outset when I presented my case up to the conclusion, 4 years later, I was treated with the utmost courtesy and professionalism."
“My case was handled by David Thomas and I do not have the words to adequately illustrate how wonderful he was. Since the conclusion of my case, I have recommended another client to him, and will have no hesitation in doing so again."
“Thank you everyone at Simpson Millar and especially David Thomas. My case was successful, thanks to your efforts. The experience was educational and indeed enjoyable. I will be forever grateful to you.”Steve
“These solicitors, in my opinion, are the best in this country for you to use. After researching, I decided to place my trust in Simpson Millar. I had good access to your solicitor Sarah Holdsworth. Words cannot express how much I appreciate all your help and kindness in what was a very difficult situation for myself; your easy and friendly manner has made it more tolerable. The offer I received was higher than I expected. The misdiagnosis has obviously affected my life, but the compensation will give me sound financial security for the future. I have no hesitation in recommending Simpson Millar to anyone.”Mrs S
Awards & Accreditations
A number of our Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors are members of the Law Society’s Medical Negligence Panel and AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) Solicitors Referral Panel.
People We've Helped With Medical Negligence Cases
We have dealt with a huge range of medical negligence cases over the years. You can see some of these with compensation awards for our clients ranging from £3,000 to £12 million in our case studies.
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