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Leicester Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence – No Win No Fee Claims

How To Make A Compensation Claim Against A Leicester Walk-in Centre

Within this page, you will find a guide that will show you why you could be in a position to make a compensation claim for Leicester Walk-In Centre medical negligence. If you are harmed unnecessarily, due to a mistake made by a medical professional, this might be construed as negligence. If this negligence took place at a Leicester Walk-In Centre and you have clear evidence of their failings, then we could be able to help.

Leicester walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Leicester walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

This is only a short guide, and each claim has certain unique aspects that may raise questions that this guide does not address. If you do have outstanding questions, our team of advisors is here to help.

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A Guide To Claims For Leicester Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence

This guide to making a compensation claim for Leicester Walk-In Centre clinical negligence should contain all of the general information you require to be able to understand why you may be eligible to claim, and how we can help you with this. 

We start this guide with an overview of what a clinical negligence claim is, and we also introduce the concept of duty of care, a pivotal facet of any negligence case. We will also explain how to find your local walk-in centre in Leicester, and when it is appropriate to use it.

The middle part of this guide takes a look at some of the more common forms of medical negligence claims. Specifically, claims that may be made against a walk-in centre. So, we are going to cover both minor injuries and minor illnesses, sexual health and prescription errors.

The last couple of sections of this guide move away from giving information about the types of negligence you may face and focuses on other aspects of the claims process. We have provided a short example compensation table that can be used to get a very rough indication of the amount of compensation that you might receive if your claim is a success. 

Additionally, we have taken the opportunity to tell you about the service we offer, and how a No Win No Fee claim could be the perfect fit, providing you with the legal help you need at a reduced financial risk.

If you have any questions about the contents of this guide once you have finished reading it, or need the information expanded upon in any way, then our claim advisors are waiting for your call. Use the telephone number located at the top or bottom of this page to get in touch.

What Is Leicester Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence?

Before we get into the body of this Leicester Walk-In Centre negligence claim guide, we want to make sure that you understand what medical negligence is, and why it could leave you in a position to make a claim. 

Every medical professional has a duty of care towards their patients. This duty of care requires the medical professional to never do any unnecessary harm to a patient. 

All successful medical negligence claims have the following in common:

  1. A medical professional that was involved in your treatment made some kind of mistake that either directly or indirectly caused you harm.
  2. If the medical professional had done something different, taken alternative action, then you would not have come to harm.

This could be a mistake made during an operation, a prescription error, anything related to treating you and managing your health on a professional level.

You will also need to prove that the negligent act took place in order to be able to pursue a successful claim. We can assist you in preparing and then processing a clinical negligence claim; call us to find out how.

Find Walk In Services In Leicester

If you need to find the nearest walk-in centre in Leicester, here are the addresses of both:

Oadby Urgent Care Centre

8 The Parade




St Luke’s Hospital

33 Leicester Rd

Market Harborough

LE16 7BN

Please note that there is no walk-in centre at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

When To Use A Walk-In Centre In Leicester

As the name suggests, you don’t need an appointment to visit a walk-in centre. However, you do need to be aware that some centres do not have doctors available to see you. A number of walk-in centres are staffed by nurses. 

Many walk-in centres deal with minor illnesses and injuries. S also offer other services, such as vaccinations, or sexual health/family planning advice. Most walk-in centres don’t have a pharmacy on-site and in general, and the range of prescriptions they dispense can be limited.

In short, a walk-in centre is supposed to offer urgent and primary support for people with minor ailments, who cannot visit their GP.

If one of the medical professionals staffing the walk-in centre makes some kind of mistake, then this could lead to you coming to harm in some way. If you can prove that this mistake took place, we may be in a position to assist you.

Walk-in Centre Clinic Minor Injury Negligence

The treatment of minor injuries is one of the primary functions of a walk-in centre. If the medical practitioner that is treating you makes a mistake, this could be seen as a breach in the standard of care.

You may be harmed by incidents such as:

  • You visited the walk-in centre to have a grazed hand treated. The wound wasn’t cleaned properly before applying a bandage, and this caused an infection to flare up.
  • You went to the walk-in centre with what you presumed to be a sprained ankle. After being examined, you were diagnosed with a sprain and it was strapped up. Later, your ankle became much worse, and it was eventually diagnosed as a fracture.
  • During your treatment at a walk-in centre, a nurse gives you some medication that you are known to be allergic to, but they did not read your records. You subsequently go through a traumatic and painful allergic reaction.

In each of these three examples above, we can clearly see how some form of error has resulted in you being harmed in some way. When negligence such as this can be proven, you may be in a position to claim for the harm suffered. 

Call our team to learn how.

Walk-in Centre Clinic Minor Illness Negligence

Alongside minor injuries, a walk-in centre is intended for the treatment of minor illnesses like throat infections and mild flu. There are two main ways that medical negligence could come into play here, and these are:

  1. Misdiagnosis. This could occur if your symptoms are mistaken for those of another illness. If the actual illness you are suffering from is a serious one, it means that it will go untreated until it is correctly diagnosed at a later stage, harming your health.
  2. Late diagnosis is similar to a misdiagnosis, but in this case, key symptoms may have been missed or overlooked. 

We can help you to make a claim for misdiagnosis or late diagnosis. Our team of expert medical negligence lawyers are well versed in such claims. Call us today to get your claim underway.

Walk-in Centre Clinic Sexual Health Negligence

Many walk-in clinics, but not all, are equipped to provide advice and help related to sexual health and family planning. This includes providing emergency contraception. Additionally, as minor illnesses, the duty nurse may be able to diagnose and treat many Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) at the centre. 

However, negligence could cause you harm, such as:

  • You were given some negligent sexual health advice, that you followed and subsequently were harmed by.
  • You followed some negligent pregnancy advice that the nurse gave you, and this had negative repercussions on you or your baby’s health.
  • A misdiagnosis of an STI left you without critical treatment, causing your health to deteriorate.

Examples such as these show that even the simplest mistake can lead to you suffering significant harm at the hands of a medical professional. When this happens, we may be in a position to assist you in claiming compensation if you can prove that they breached their duty of care.

Walk-in Centre Clinic Prescription Errors

Although walk-in centres generally do not have an attached pharmacy, and those that staff these centres will generally not prescribe you medication other than basic over the counter drugs, you may in some special circumstances be prescribed drugs you have to get from a pharmacy. 

This leaves you open to a number of different types of mistakes that could cause you harm, such as:

  • A spelling mistake is made when writing your prescription, and this leads to you being given the wrong medication, which causes your health to suffer.
  • Your medical records clearly showed that you are allergic to a specific type of medication, but you were prescribed it anyway as they had not checked your medical records properly.

There are other types of pharmaceuticals errors than can occur, these are just some examples. Our team of solicitors may be able to help you get the compensation you are eligible for if you can prove you were harmed.

Leicester Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator

Would you like to get a rough idea of how much compensation you might receive if you win your clinical negligence claim? You can use this example table below to do this. It is based on data related to accident and injury claims, produced as a set of guidelines by the Judicial College. You can look up an injury type, and see the typical range of compensation it might attract for different severities.

Type if injuries sustained Judicial College Guideline figures
Male sterility £52,620 to £66,970
Female infertility as a result of a failure to diagnose ectopic pregnancy £31,950 to £95,850
A delay in diagnosing ectopic pregnancy £3,180 to £19,170
Non-traumatic injury causing damage or illness £8,950 to £18,020
Non-traumatic injury causing damage or illness £3,710 to £8,950
Non-traumatic injury causing damage or illness Up to £3,710

If your injury or illness is not to be found in the above example table, or it is but you want to get a much more accurate estimate of how much compensation your case might be worth, then please reach out to our team of experts who can help you further.

What Types Of Damages Might Be Applicable?

A successful claim may result in a settlement that could encompass two types of damages. 

First, general damages, which are based on psychological or physical harm you have suffered. The level of pain and suffering you endured, and for how long, will determine the level of compensation. As well as having to go through traumatic treatment, or being left with an ongoing health issue. Some examples include:

  • For a long-term or potentially permanent disability.
  • For new psychological problems such as fresh phobias, depression or anxiety.
  • For the trauma of facing invasive treatment.
  • For the general pain and suffering of your symptoms.

Special damages, on the other hand, are based on financial losses. If you intend to try and claim back money you have already had to spend because of your injury/illness, you will need to submit documented evidence to support your claim, such as bills and receipts. 

Examples of special damages include:

  • To make up for your working life being negatively affected, lowering your lifetime earning potential.
  • To cover lost income in the form of salary or wages you were not paid when you took time off work to recover.
  • To reimburse you for the money you spent on private medical treatment.
  • To help you to meet the costs of hiring a nurse at home.
  • Other ad-hoc or out of pocket expenses related to the claim.

If you feel that you would like to learn about the kinds of damages your own claim might be based around, please talk to an advisor, who will be able to help you with this.

No Win No Fee Claims For Leicester Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence

You have probably seen the phase No Win No Fee on billboards or heard it on the radio. Also called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), a No Win No Fee agreement is an arrangement between yourself and a solicitor, for the lawyer to provide you with their services without charging a fee unless the claim is won.

There is no fee at the start of the claim or during its lifecycle. If the solicitor doesn’t win your claim, you don’t pay their fees. You only pay your lawyer a fee if the claim is a success. They may ask you to pay a small and legally limited success fee, to be collected from the compensation awarded at the end of the claim.

Our Team Is Here To Listen

Have you been the victim of Leicester Walk-In Centre medical negligence when you needed urgent care services? Want to know if you have a potential claim or not? 

Then contact our claims team and one of our expert claim advisors will be able to assist you. You can reach them by:

Medical Negligence Resources

These other guides on our site might be worth checking over:

How To Claim For A Pharmaceutical Error

Misdiagnosis Claims Explained

A Guide To Claiming For An Infection

You might also like to look over these eternal sites:

What Is A Walk-In Centre?

When To Visit A Walk-In Centre

Emergency Departments In Leicester

Other Guides Available To Read


Guide by Wheeler

Edited by Billing

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