Medical Negligence Solicitors in Salford
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, and which will enable you to make the best possible recovery.
Too many people struggle alone, unaware that they may be entitled to compensation. The Medical Negligence Experts specialise in helping people just like you, advising and supporting 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.
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. It’s just one of the many ways we go the extra mile to help our clients.
Claiming Compensation for Medical Negligence 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 may be understandable, it does not mean poor treatment is acceptable. Why should you be the one who suffers because someone you trusted made a mistake?
The Medical Negligence Experts are committed to securing maximum compensation for our clients no matter what type of medical negligence claim you need to make.
Types of claims our medical negligence solicitors in Salford handle include:
- Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims
- Eye Injury Claims
- Hospital Negligence Claims
- 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 not only physical suffering but also real worry and concern about your recovery and what your injury may mean for your family.
We will ask you relevant questions to find out whether you may have grounds to claim compensation. If so, we will collect the evidence required to show that the standard of care you received was unacceptable and that another practitioner would not have made the same mistake.
A successful outcome rests not on how much money you have to spend on solicitors but how good they are, and we are experts when it comes to obtaining the most positive outcome for our clients. Our customers love not only the way we handle their claim so efficiently but also that we take exceptional care of them during the process. We are here for you, and we will 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
Once your medical negligence solicitor in Salford has verified that you have legal grounds to make a claim, they will go through your funding options. These include hiring a lawyer privately or using an insurance policy cover the cost, but 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 inexperienced solicitor you feel doesn’t understand or respect the gravity of your situation.
Before you begin your claim, we will discuss the options you have to finance the process. These can include hiring a lawyer privately, which typically involves paying some of the cost upfront and being invoiced an hourly rate. It may also include using insurance cover you have as part of your home or motor vehicle insurance, although the amount they will cover may be limited and they often dictate which solicitors you can use.
Far and away the most flexible and affordable method to fund a medical negligence compensation claim is with a No Win No Fee* agreement. It works with an insurance policy – either cover you have or an After the Event policy we can help you arrange – and is almost as simple as it sounds.
We will assess your claim, and if we believe it has a good likelihood of success, then we will offer to work on a No Win No Fee* basis.
- If you are awarded compensation then you pay us a success fee, which is agreed at the outset of the claim and 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.
A No Win No Fee* agreement protects you from financial risks and removes the need to pay for your legal support in advance of receiving any compensation.
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.
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 who is legally unable to do so themselves either because they are under age or lack the mental capacity. 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.
It may be that you just want to make enquiries on behalf of a victim and to help them by finding out what their options are. While we may not be able to go into specifics without verbal consent from the victim, we can certainly talk to you about the process for claiming compensation and the different ways it can be funded.
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. 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? We have answers! 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 or the date of knowledge, which is when you became aware that your injury was linked to your negligent care. If you are under the age of 18 at the time of your injury, then you have until your 21st birthday to make your claim.
If the victim is mentally incapacitated and cannot claim directly, then they have three years from the date they legally regain the ability to act for themselves. If they never regain disability, 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 settlement so that 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.
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 Salford working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence in Salford 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.