Medical Negligence Solicitors In Salford
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Medical Negligence Solicitors in the Salford area
Even the most professional medical practitioner can make a mistake. But just a small error can have disastrous results on your health and your future. Our medical negligence solicitors in Salford can help you claim the compensation you deserve. That way, you can start to make the best possible recovery by securing injury compensation.
Too many people struggle alone, unaware that they may be entitled to compensation. The Medical Negligence Experts’ collection of specialist solicitors specialise in helping people just like you. The firms we work with will support you through the claims process to make it as simple as possible.
If things have gone wrong for you, you can trust The Medical Negligence Experts to help put them right. We’re covering Salford victims with a legal service verified and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. That means that we can help with claims against medical professionals as well as personal injury claims using medical negligence and personal injury solicitors.
Talk to us today to find out whether you may be entitled to claim compensation for medical negligence. You can arrange a no-obligation consultation with an expert legal advisor free of charge.
Claiming Compensation using Medical Negligence Solicitors in Salford
As fortunate as we are to have a service as comprehensive and impressive as the NHS, it is not infallible. Nor does paying privately for medical care mean you receive protection from injury due to medical negligence. There is immense pressure on staff to deliver a high standard of care with increasingly reduced resources.
But while the reasons behind negligence exist, it doesn’t mean poor treatment is acceptable. Just because someone you trust screws up doesn’t mean you have to suffer.
Secure compensation for an unnecessary injury with our team of lawyers. The Medical Negligence Experts strive to secure maximum compensation for our clients. So it is, no matter what type of medical negligence claim you make.
Types of claims our medical negligence solicitors in Salford handle include:
- Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims;
- Eye Injury Claims;
- Hospital Negligence Claims;
- Care home negligence;
- GP Negligence Claims;
- Cosmetic Surgery Negligence;
- Prescription and Medicine Errors.
Your successful claim begins with a free and confidential consultation with one of our expert legal advisors. Because we specialise in medical negligence, we understand that you may be experiencing physical suffering. But you’ll also have worry and concern about your recovery and what your injury means for your family.
The medical negligence solicitors in Salford claims process
We will ask you relevant questions to find out whether you may have grounds to claim compensation. If so, we will collect the evidence showing the standard of care was unacceptable. Moreover, another practitioner wouldn’t commit the same mistake.
A successful outcome rests not on how much money you have to spend on solicitors. Instead, it’s actually about how good they are as specialist lawyers in medical negligence in Salford. So we are experts when it comes to obtaining the most positive outcome for our clients. Our customers love the way we handle claims efficiently, but also that we take exceptional care of them.
We’ll do everything in our power to make sure you have what you need to make the best possible recovery. While we can’t change the past, we can certainly contribute to making your future brighter.
No Win No Fee* Medical Negligence Claims in Salford
Great: your medical negligence solicitor in Salford verifies you have legal grounds to make a claim. Accordingly, they’ll next go through your funding options. These include hiring a lawyer privately or using an insurance policy to cover the cost. Yet by far, the most common way our clients fund their claims is with a No Win No Fee Agreement*.
A No Win No Fee* agreement puts expert legal advice and representation within reach of anyone who needs it. You don’t have to settle for second best or compromise on working with an innocent solicitor.
Before you begin your claim, we will discuss the options you have to finance the process. These can include hiring a lawyer privately, also. This typically involves paying some of the cost up front and getting an invoice for an hourly rate. It may also include using insurance cover you have as part of your home or motor vehicle insurance.
However, the amount they will cover may have limits and they often dictate which solicitors you can use.
Affordability for all victims
The most affordable method to fund a medical negligence compensation claim is the No Win No Fee* agreement. It works with an insurance policy: either from cover you have or an After the Event policy, we can arrange.
We will assess your claim, and we may arrive at the conclusion that it has a good likelihood of success. Consequently, we will offer to work on a No Win No Fee* basis.
- If you receive compensation, you pay us a success fee, which we agree on at the outset of the claim. This fee is a percentage of your total settlement. We will request the other party pay any legal expenses associated with your application.
- If your claim is not successful when we waive our legal fees. You may be liable for paying the other party’s legal costs, which will be covered by your insurance.
No Win No Fee* agreements protect you from financial risks and remove early payment for your legal support right away.
Claiming Compensation on behalf of Another Person
If someone you love has been the victim of medical negligence, then it is understandable that you want to do everything you can to help them recover, and that includes helping them get the compensation they deserve.
Litigation friends claims in Salford
Our medical negligence solicitors in Salford often work with people known as litigation friends. These are people like a parent, spouse or close friend who raises the claim on behalf of a loved one. Particularly, one is legally unable to do so themselves either because they are underage or lack mental capacity.
To be sure, you will need the authority of the Court to act as a litigation friend. But this is a relatively simple process with which we can assist.
In truth, you may just want to make enquiries on behalf of a victim. You might also simply want to help them find out what their options are. We may not be able to go into specifics without verbal consent from the victim. But we can certainly talk to you about the process of claiming compensation and the different ways to fund it.
Call today using our freephone number, or use our online contact form to request one of our trained legal advisors call you. There is no cost for this consultation, and the information you divulge will remain confidential. You are under no pressure to make any decisions during the call either – it is purely a way for us to help you assist someone you love.
Settling a Compensation Claim out of Court
For the average person, the prospect of going to court and being questioned by a judge or opposing barrister can be daunting. While our aim is to settle every claim without having to go to court, we know that this is not always possible. If despite extensive negotiation, we are unable to reach an agreement with other parties then we may recommend you begin litigation and submit your claim to a court for a judge to assess it and make a decision.
Neither party wants to go to court, even using top medical negligence solicitors in Salford. For us, it is to save our clients additional time and stress associated with a court case. For the opposing side, it is because they know that if a judge rules in your favour, that they may have to pay a penalty fee in addition to any compensation.
Depending on how busy the court is in your area, it may take up to a year for your court date to come through, and we will continue to negotiate with the other party up to and including the date your claim is due to be heard in court. It is not uncommon for claims to settle virtually on the steps of the courthouse, so you may not have to go to court even once a date has been set.
While we will do our best to avoid your claim being heard in court, we will not do so at the expense of settling for a lower amount of compensation than you deserve. It is, therefore, vital that you are always completely sure of the information you provide as you may have to testify to its accuracy in court.
Medical Negligence Claims FAQ
Do you have questions for our medical negligence solicitors in Salford? These are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. For more information, just phone or use our online form to arrange a personal consultation with a legal advisor.
Am I eligible to claim compensation?
You may be entitled to claim compensation if you have been injured as the result of inadequate medical care within the last three years. It is not enough only to have received some standard treatment; you need to be able to show that this harmed is your health or directly injured you.
Is there a time limit for making a claim?
In most instances, there is a three-year limit from the date of your injury. But were you under the age of 18 at the time of your injury? If so, you instead have until your 21st birthday to make your claim.
If the victim has mentally incapacitation and cannot claim directly, they have three years from the date they legally regain the ability to act for themselves. But if they never regain ability, then there is no time limit for bringing a claim.
How long does a compensation claim for medical negligence take?
In our experience, the average in processing time for medical negligence claim is between 12 and 18 months. The duration can be longer if the other party denies liability or will not pay an acceptable amount of damages.
If your claim is litigated and goes to court, then you can expect this to take up to a further 12 months. Where the victim’s injuries are ongoing and complicated, a claim may also take longer than average. However, as long as the other party admits they were responsible, we can ask for some of the compensation to be paid in advance of the settlement. As a result, you can access the care and support you need now.
How much compensation will I receive for medical negligence?
You can apply to have compensation paid to address the pain and suffering you have endured as well as to repay any money you have spent as the result of your injury. Special damages can be calculated to include anything from reasonable private medical care you have accessed to help with your rehabilitation, to lost wages if your injury has necessitated you taking time off work or reducing your working hours.
There are industry guidelines to assist in determining how much compensation clients should receive for particular types of injuries, and your medical negligence solicitor in Salford will be able to advise for your specific circumstances.
If I make a claim, can my doctor refuse to treat me?
It is illegal to discriminate against you or refuse to treat you because you have claimed compensation from your current care provider or doctor a different practitioner.
In our experience, clients who have claimed compensation or are in the process of doing so feel more comfortable changing to a different healthcare professional. This change could mean switching to a different GP in the same practice or changing practices or hospitals altogether.
Will I have to go to court?
Only a tiny number of claims (around 1% of applications brought against the NHS) will make it to trial, so it is doubtful you will be required to attend court to give evidence in support of your claim. However, it is important you are confident in the accuracy of the information provided in your claim as you may have to testify it is correct.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today to find out how we can help you successfully claim compensation for your injury.
*Please note that certain conditions apply.