Frequently asked questions about medical negligence

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We are asked lots of questions about medical negligence compensation claims, here is a small selection of the most common, but please feel free to get in touch whatever your question.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Compensation Can I Expect To Receive?

Most people want to know how much compensation they can expect. At the outset, this can be difficult to estimate especially if your injuries are severe.

As the case progresses your solicitor along with medical and financial experts get a clearer picture of how the injuries have affected you and the long-term implications for you and your family.

Your solicitor is dedicated to act in your best interests, so you can be confident they work tirelessly to achieve your aims and maximise your compensation settlement. 

How Long Will My Claim Take?

Your claim can take anything from a few months to a few years. You should expect that the more severe your injuries the longer the claim will take to settle. 

There are many factors that affect the length of time a claim takes including the other side's approach to defending your claim, what the medical records show and the opinions of medical experts.

Your solicitor understands what you want to achieve and works in pursuit of getting you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.

How Long Do I Have To Claim?

The time limit for making a claim is normally three years either from the incident or when becoming aware that unacceptable medical treatment was to blame, but there are exceptions, so we strongly recommend you contact a solicitor to find out your legal position as soon as possible.

You may be able to claim on behalf of your child until 18 years of age, after that they have 3 years to make there own claim. There is no time limit for people lacking mental capacity.

Again we recommend you discuss the circumstances with a specialist lawyer to protect your rights to claim.

Will I Have To Go To Court?

You may be pleased to know that most cases settle out of court. Attending court can seem daunting but thankfully is highly unlikely.

Many claims are agreed without the need to issue court proceedings and most of those that are, end up being settled out of court. In the rare event that your case goes all the way, you can be confident that your solicitor will be at your side throughout.

Can I Switch My Claim From Another Solicitor?

If you are unhappy about the way your claim is progressing, then you may consider switching your case to a solicitor from our medical negligence panel.

To successfully manage your expectations our panel of solicitors will need to understand why you want to change solicitors and what stage your claim has reached.

To find out more about switching solicitors and how this may benefit you check your claim online.

Are Your Solicitor's Experts?

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors specialise in exclusively assisting members of the public in accessing justice for medical failures.

They are experienced in handling the straightforward through to the more complex medical negligence claims. Between them, they have assisted thousands of people across England & Wales on a no win no fee basis in pursuing a medical claim.

Over the years certain cases settled by our panel of medical lawyers have gained national media coverage.

"Our panel of solicitors have a track record in fighting hard to help their clients recover special damages which can improve a claimants quality of life"

  • Injury & Suffering
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Financial Losses
  • Out-Of-Pocket Costs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Private Treatment
  • Care Costs
  • Property Costs
  • Housing Adaptation
  • Adapted Vehicles
  • Mobility Aids
  • Assistive Technology
  • Relocation Costs
  • Inquest Costs
  • Dependents Costs
  • Funeral Costs
  • Future Expenses
  • Independent Financial Advice
  • Lack of Amenity Costs
  • Holiday Costs
  • Travel Costs

Our medical negligence solicitor panel settled a cauda equina syndrome claim for £700,000 to cover future care costs and financial losses.

Considering making a medical negligence claim?

Find out for free if our panel of solicitors can assist with your claim on a no win no fee.

Case studies

An infant with cerebral palsy recovers interim compensation to cover care & costs for an adapted home.

Our panel of medical negligence solicitors helps recover interim damages exceeding £2.2 million, for the benefit of a child with cerebral palsy to provide a home for him and his family, suitably adapted to accommodate his severe disability.

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