Medical Negligence Solicitors in Hereford
Talk to our medical negligence solicitors in Hereford today if you or your loved one has been injured as the result of inadequate medical care. The Medical Negligence Experts specialise in helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve.
It is bad enough that a medical professional had let you down and caused you an injury when you trusted them with your health and well-being. There is no reason to suffer in silence, stretching yourself financially because you have to pay for rehabilitative treatment or struggling physically because you cannot afford to do so.
To find out whether or not you are entitled to claim compensation contact The Medical Negligence Experts today to arrange a legal consultation. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about claiming compensation for medical negligence. This consultation is free – we won’t charge you for advice or pressure you to start your application.
Claiming Compensation for Medical Negligence in Hereford
The easiest way to find out if you have the right to seek compensation for medical negligence is to talk to The Medical Negligence Experts.
Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare professional such as a doctor nurse or dentist, fails to uphold acceptable standards of care. However, this in itself is not sufficient to claim compensation.
To have grounds to apply for payment of compensation, you have to demonstrate that not only was your care negligent but that it led directly to you receiving an injury
Proving negligence is complicated, which is why it is vital to the success of your claim that you work with a solicitor who specialises in handling medical negligence claims and who has a comprehensive understanding of the law and the process around requesting compensation.
As the claimant, it is your responsibility, or that of your lawyers, to show your care was negligent. This is proven by comparing the way your practitioner acted towards you, with what is considered acceptable practice. Every treatment carries with it some degree of risk. Negligence occurs when that risk is not identified or adequately managed, and you receive an injury as a result.
Types of Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
The Medical Negligence Experts can help with any medical negligence claim. We work with solicitors who have experience in all aspects of medical negligence. Some typical applications we handle on a daily basis can include GP negligence claims, hospital negligence claims, pharmaceutical and prescription errors, and care home negligence claims.
Expect better; get better
Injuries caused by hospital negligence is one of the main reasons clients contact The Medical Negligence Experts. It is reasonable to expect when you go to a hospital that your health will improve rather than deteriorate. In most instances, this is the case. Patients receive expert medical care and attention, their health recovers, and they can return home and proceed with their lives.
Unfortunately for a small number of patients, the care they receive is inadequate. Failings by staff to maintain good standards of hygiene could lead to the victim developing a hospital-acquired infection, such as MRSA. Another example of medical negligence is when a patient suffers a fracture due lack of care when moving time, or inadequate safety measures that allow them to fall out of bed.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Hereford can assist with your application for compensation if you develop a post-surgical infection that should have been avoided with adequate monitoring and attention; if you fell ill after being given the incorrect medication or failed to receive necessary medicine; if you are inactive, nursing staff allow a blood clot to form undetected; or if a surgeon causes damage to you during operation.
We are fortunate to take exceptional levels of healthcare for granted in the UK. When the standard slip and patients are injured as a result, the medical negligence experts can help obtain maximum compensation.
No Win No Fee* Medical Negligence claims in Hereford
At The Medical Negligence Experts, we do not think it is fair that someone who has already received an injury through no fault of their own is unable to afford expert legal representation and advice. It is for this reason that our medical negligence solicitors in Hereford offer No Win No Fee* agreements to approved clients.
During your initial consultation, we will look at the different funding options available for your claim. These can include funding your application privately, which is financially risky as it involves paying your legal fees in advance with no guarantee of a positive outcome. Some clients have existing insurance policies which provide cover for legal expenses, possibly through a motor vehicle or home and contents insurance policies.
The majority of the medical negligence claims we handle are done on a No Win No Fee* basis. No Win No Fee* agreements minimise the financial risk associated with starting a medical negligence claim by taking away the need for you to pay anything upfront. They work together with a particular type of insurance called After the Event insurance. If you lose your claim, After the Event insurance will cover any legal costs outstanding after your lawyer has waived their fee. If you win, your solicitor will recover the cost of the premium from your opponent, together with the rest of your legal expenses.
Your lawyer will look at the circumstances around your injury and your belief that this was due to negligence rather than being an unavoidable side effect of your treatment. If they believe your claim has a good chance of success they will offer to take the financial risk on themselves and represent you on a No Win No Fee* basis.
If your claim is successful, your legal fees will be reclaimed from your opponent, and you will pay your lawyer a success fee which is an agreed percentage of your total compensation award. Your lawyer will talk to you about the structures and funding options before you decide whether or not to proceed with your claim, so you are aware of any associated costs.
Medical Negligence Claims FAQ
We are happy to arrange a free consultation with a legal advisor who can answer any questions you have about making a claim. In the meantime, here are the answers to some of the issues we hear most often.
What is medical negligence?
When we talk about medical negligence, we do not only mean that a medical professional has failed to uphold their duty of care to you, but that you were hurt because of it. Both of these factors – damages and causation – need to exist for you to have legal grounds to claim negligence.
How does claiming compensation differ from making a complaint?
Some victims of negligence raise a complaint, others request compensation, and some do both. You do not need to have been injured to make a complaint about negligent care. What’s more, it doesn’t need to be done through a solicitor. You can ask for answers, and challenge the outcome of a complaint if you aren’t happy with the response. A compensation claim puts a value on your pain and suffering. Additionally, it makes sure you don’t suffer penalties financially either now or in the future.
If you want answers a complaint could be useful for:
- the satisfaction of an apology and;
- the ability to help prevent future occurrences of negligence like yours.
However, you may instead want formal acknowledgement of your mistreatment and the resources to make the best recovery. Therefore, talk to us about claiming compensation.
How long will my claim take?
The majority of claims our medical negligence solicitors in Ripon handle settle between 12 and 18 months after they begin. They can take longer if the other party won’t accept responsibility and your claim goes to court. Also, if your injury leaves you with long-term medical needs you don;t yet know about. In the latter instance, as long as the other party acknowledges liability, we have options. For instance, we can ask for part of your compensation now. That way, you can access the support and treatment you need.
How much compensation will I receive?
We calculate every medical negligence claim individually, looking at the claimant’s particular circumstances to put a value on it. Compensation recognises the physical pain and suffering, in short. It also covers any expenses you incur, such as lost wages or private medical treatment.
Compensation also takes into account any ongoing medical care you may require as well as lost earnings if you need to reduce your hours or take early retirement, and the implications this may have on future earnings and pension.
Talk to The Medical Negligence Experts today to find out more about whether you are eligible to claim compensation and what steps you need to take. You can fill in our online form and set up a time to speak. Or you can also phone directly on our freephone number.
*Please note that conditions apply.
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 Hereford working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence in Hereford 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.