Medical Negligence Solicitors in Lancaster
Being let down is disappointing, indeed. But a let down from someone you trust with your health and your life is worse. Our medical negligence solicitors in Lancaster, therefore, know that a frustrating situation can quickly become a devastating one.
If you receive an injury as the result of medical negligence, then talk to TMNE today. Our team of solicitors specialising in obtaining maximum compensation for medical negligence claims. We’re here to help you get back on your feet, securing the resources enabling access the rehabilitation support and treatment.
If you’re one of the few let down by a medical professional, act now: TMNE is here to help.
Claiming Compensation for Medical Negligence in Lancaster
Suspect your injury or illness is the result of medical negligence? Our legal advisors can talk to you about the circumstances around your injury. In addition, they help determine whether you can request compensation.
There are two things lawyers look for when preparing a medical negligence claims case. First: verify your injury + show that you receive a new injury or had a pre-existing condition made worse. The second is to confirm that this was avoidable. Moreover, that somebody made a mistake causing your health to suffer.
These two aspects are, in legal terms, damage and causation. Both need to be present for you to have legal grounds to request compensation.
It does not matter if you were treated by the NHS or by a private practitioner. Because the treatment you receive was dangerous or below an acceptable level. Accordingly, you have the right to raise a formal complaint and request investigation.
Complaint vs Compensation Claims
The main differences between raising a complaint and demanding compensation are that a complaint:
- can be brought even if you have not been physically harmed;
- will not result in a financial payment;
- needs to happen within 12 months of the incident, but preferably within six months.
A compensation claim won’t result in an apology or assurance it won’t happen to others. It will, however, if successful, give you the funds to ensure you are not left financially out of pocket.
Common Types of Medical Negligence Claims
Whatever type of negligence you have suffered, you can rely on The Medical Negligence Claims to help. Claims we handle include:
- Dental Negligence Claims;
- Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Claims;
- Nursing Negligence Claims;
- Incorrect Diagnosis Claims, including Delayed Diagnosis Claims;
- Pharmacy and Prescription Error Claims;
- Pregnancy and Birth Injury Negligence Claims.
In short, to our specialist solicitors, negligence is never acceptable no matter what medical field it occurs in. We handle medical negligence claims with free legal advice and conditional fee agreements in medical accident claims. In contrast, turn to our counterparts for an accident at work claim and personal injury claims and personal injury solicitors.
Claims against a hospital, dentist, physiotherapist and care homes we successfully secure compensation for our clients. Negligence does not have to be 100% another party’s fault. We can help if a practitioner has partial liability as well.
For example, if a pre-existing condition or another avoidable factor of risk played a role in your injury. But the medical professional could have done more to prevent it from occurring. The reason behind every claim is as unique as the person who is making it. Therefore, talk to our legal advisors today to find out more about your individual options.
No Win No Fee* Medical Negligence Claims in Lancaster
You have several options when it comes to funding your compensation claim. The first is to hire a lawyer privately. This can be prohibitively expensive, firstly. Plus, because there is no guarantee you will receive any compensation payment at the end, it’s financially risky.
The second option is to use an existing insurance policy to pay for your legal expenses. Some home and contents insurance or motor vehicle insurance include an allowance for legal cover up to a certain amount. This amount may not cover all your legal fees, and it may restrict you to a particular law firm, so it is best to check the conditions of your insurance document before making your decision.
The third and most popular option for our clients is to make a No Win No Fee* medical negligence claim. A No Win No Fee* claim makes it possible for everybody to an expert legal advice.
The way they work is quite simple. If your application is successful, then your lawyer will reclaim your legal expenses from the other party, and you will pay your solicitor a success fee which will be a percentage of your total amount of compensation agreed at the start of the claims process. We’re authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in all medical negligence cases and clinical injury compensation.
Waiving legal fees
If your application fails, your lawyer will waive their legal fees. The other party may seek to claim their legal expenses from you. To avoid you having to make this payment personally, we can help you arrange a specialist after the event insurance policy which will take care of since you are requested to pay.
As your lawyer will be undertaking the financial risk themselves, they will conduct an investigation to ensure your claim has a good chance of success. If so, they will offer you the opportunity to raise a claim with a No Win No Fee* agreement.
The best way to find out about your options is to contact The Medical Negligence Experts today. We’re happy to offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss any questions you may have.
Claiming Compensation on behalf of Another Person
Our medical negligence solicitors in Lancaster represent litigation friends. These are individuals who bring a claim on behalf of a medical negligence victim who cannot do so themselves.
From our perspective, there is no difference between the two types of claims. Our goal is always to obtain maximum compensation in minimum time with the least possible stress for the applicant.
If you’re not already a litigation friend, we help you obtain an agreement from a court to become one. Litigation friends can be partners or spouses, adult children, close friends, and professionals like solicitors or accountants.
Settling a Compensation Claim out of Court
A common concern some claimants have is that they may need to go to court. Indeed, the average person rarely has any interaction like this with the law in the first place. Therefore, the prospect of speaking to a judge can be daunting. Around 98% of all claims brought against the NHS never go to court.
We will always do our best to settle your claim out of court. The process for seeking compensation can be long and sometimes stressful for claimants. Therefore, the court is something we try to avoid.
If, however, your claim does go to court, trust that TMNE and our medical negligence solicitors in Lancaster will support you.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert clinical negligence solicitors in Lancaster working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence in Lancaster claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.