Medical Negligence Solicitors in Goole
Our medical negligence solicitors in Goole are experts at helping clients obtain maximum compensation for medical negligence injuries. Being let down by someone you trust is bad enough, but when that person has your health in their hands it can be even more devastating.
We know that compensation represents more to our clients than simply money. Compensation gives you the ability to take back control over your life. It opens up opportunities you may not otherwise have to access the best support and treatment for your recovery.
Our highly personalised way of working sets us apart from other medical negligence solicitors. Our clients are not “cases” or “numbers”. We recognise you are a real person with legitimate problems and genuine concerns for your future and that of your family. How can you focus on your physical recovery when you are worried about covering day-to-day expenses? Compensation takes away that concern and allows you to direct your energy to what is really important.
Types of Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
Medical negligence can occur in any medical field. You do not have to be having significant surgery or suffer serious illness to be injured by somebody else’s mistake. At The Medical Negligence Experts, we handle all types of medical negligence claims including those relating to dental negligence, accident and emergency negligence, cosmetic surgery negligence, and medical misdiagnosis.
Medical negligence is when a doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional, fails to uphold their duty of care to their patient, however, in legal terms, it is more than this. When claiming compensation for medical negligence, you also need to prove that not only was the standard of care you received less than acceptable but also that you received an injury as a direct result. Without both damage and blame, there are no legal grounds to claim compensation.
As the claimant, it is your responsibility to prove that your treatment was negligent and that this directly caused your injury or exacerbated a pre-existing condition. Proving negligence is hard and takes time, which is why it is so important you work with a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence claims and is not merely one who knows about personal injury law.
One area in which we have extensive experience is cosmetic surgery negligence claims. The rise in the affordability and accessibility of cosmetic surgery and treatments has, unfortunately, lead to an increase in the number of cases of injury caused by cosmetic surgeons and practitioners. Types of cosmetic negligence can include injuring a patient during the treatment, for example causing burns or scars from poorly done skin peels or laser treatment, surgical errors like anaesthesia mistakes and damaging organs while operating, and providing insufficient nursing care after an operation which can lead to infections forming and the surgery failing.
Changes in legislation have given cosmetic surgeons and practitioners more responsibility to protect their patient’s health than ever before. They are required to make sure the patient is aware not only of the risks associated with the treatment but of all potential outcomes. It could be considered negligent if they promote unrealistic expectations about the results of a treatment, or fail to obtain informed consent.
Depending on the destination, our medical negligence solicitors in Goole may also be able to help you receive compensation for medical negligence injuries sustained if you have travelled abroad for your cosmetic surgery.
One question many potential clients have when they come to us is how they are going to fund their compensation claim. We believe that top-quality legal support and representation should be accessible to everybody who needs it, not only those who can afford it, which is why our medical negligence solicitors in Goole handle claims on a No Win No Fee* basis.
Sometimes referred to as Conditional Fee Agreements, No Win No Fee* agreements remove the risk associated with beginning a legal process with no guarantee of compensation at the end. Your solicitor will carefully assess the circumstances around your injury to let you know if they believe your claim has a high chance of a positive outcome. If so, they will agree to shoulder the financial risks themselves, handling your claim with the expectation that if do not receive the compensation you do not have to pay your solicitor’s fees.
No Win No Fee* agreements typically work together with an insurance policy. Some clients already have legal cover as part of a motor vehicle or home and contents insurance. If not, we can help you arrange a specialist type of After the Event Insurance to protect you from this financial risk. We will discuss all your funding methods in our initial consultation so that you are aware of the options available and can make a choice based on your needs.
Medical Negligence Compensation Claim FAQ
You can have a free legal consultation to find out more about how claiming compensation for medical negligence works. To help, here are the answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions we receive.
Can I claim compensation?
You may be entitled to claim compensation if you have been injured as the direct result of negligent care within the last three years. The statutory time limit applies to almost all medical negligence compensation claims. The exceptions are if you are a minor, or lack the mental ability to manage your legal and financial affairs. In these cases, you have until your 21st birthday or three years from the date you reclaim your mental capacity.
How long does a medical negligence claim take?
Unlike the three-year deadline for requesting compensation, there is no statutory processing time for finalising an application. The average duration is around 18 months, but it can take longer. For instance:
- if the other party denies their care was negligent and believes your injury was a pre-existing illness, or;
- if they refuse to pay an amount of compensation we know to be fair and reasonable.
- You can also expect your claim to take longer if it needs to go to court. Accordingly, court dates can take 12 months or more.
How much compensation will I receive?
Generally, we calculate compensation payments on an individual basis. There is no flat rate for a hospital-acquired illness or delayed diagnosis, for example. That’s because these affect everyone differently. The Judicial College publishes industry guidelines that indicate ranges of how much compensation is appropriate for different types of injuries. These remain relevant through the years thanks to painstaking review and updates.
In addition to recompense for physical pain and suffering, your compensation payment includes “special damages.” Special damages can include the following:
- repaying the cost of any medical care or prescriptions;
- travel expenses to your doctor or hospital appointments;
- replacing lost income due to having to take time off work while you are recovering, and;
- loss of earnings if you are no longer able to work in the same capacity as before your injury.
What happens next?
Call The Medical Negligence Experts today to arrange your free consultation with one of our team of solicitors in Canterbury. They look at your claim’s detail before advising whether or not they believe you have grounds for a claim. Moreover, if they can handle under a No Win No Fee* agreement.
When you’re happy to proceed, your lawyer will notify the other party of your intention. Then, they start collecting the evidence necessary to prove your injury was a result of negligence. This documentation can include your medical records, a report from an independent medical expert, and reliable witness statements.
The other party has four months to respond once they have received the evidence and letter outlining your claim, then negotiation continues until they either offer an acceptable payment or a judge makes their decision.
Call The Medical Negligence Experts today, or fill on our online contact form and find out how we can help you.
*Please note that conditions apply.
Need some help on Medical Negligence Solicitors in Goole?
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 for Medical Negligence Solicitors in Goole?
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 Goole working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence in Goole 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.