Understanding the Letter of Claim
Once you establish a case, your medical negligence solicitor will send an official “Letter of Claim” to the person you are suing. That person, in short, will be one of the following.
For example, the relevant NHS Trust (if the negligence occurs in an NHS hospital). On the other hand, the suit may be against clinician (if the negligent treatment comes from a GP, dentist or private clinician).
In essence, a Letter of Claim sets out the details of the allegations you make. In addition, it provides an estimation as to the value of the claim (that is, how much compensation you think you should receive).
The Defendant, in turn, has four months to respond to the letter. Moreover, they must specify whether they admit liability or, alternatively, will deny the claim.
The Nature of Compensation Claims
To understand why a letter of claim matters, we should first understand the nature of how common claims are. For example, take amputation claims: NHS figures show that between 5,000 and 6,000 amputations occur in the UK each year. The majority of these relate to progressive conditions such as diabetes, but some stem from medical negligence.
The Medical Negligence Experts understand that your situation may appear similar to other people’s claims on paper. But in reality, every patient is unique in the way their lives suffer due to their avoidable injury. That’s true in the nature of:
- namely, the rehabilitation they need to have;
- as well as in their support network, and;
- their approach, finally, to a new situation they must confront.
How Can We Help?
Our medical negligence claims solicitors obtain compensation: hence, you can use in a variety of ways to help you move forward with your life. For example, you can cover privately supported rehabilitation. In addition, you can reclaim for any loss of earnings. Perhaps you need to make adaptions for your home or a move to somewhere that suits your needs. Additionally, you might need to fund specialist sporting prosthetic limbs, mobility aids, and adaptations to cars.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and let us start you on the path to a brighter future.
Need some help understanding Letter of Claim?
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 regarding letters of claim?
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.