Liverpool Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence – No Win No Fee Claims
How To Make A Medical Negligence Claim Against A Liverpool Walk-In Centre
If you were injured or your medical condition has worsened due to Liverpool Walk-in Centre medical negligence, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries.
Legal Expert’s solicitors have decades of experience handling medical negligence compensation claims. If you trust us to handle your case, we will push to win you the maximum amount of compensation you could be eligible to claim. What’s more, we can handle your Liverpool Walk-in Centre negligence claim on a No Win No Fee basis, so there is less financial risk involved for you.
To begin your medical negligence claim for injuries sustained at a Liverpool Walk-In Centre, call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804. Alternatively, fill out our online medical negligence claims form, and if you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation we will provide you with a No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor to handle your claim.
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A Walk-In Centre, also known as a walk-in clinic is an NHS-run clinic where patients can go for medical treatment. The patient doesn’t need to have booked an appointment and even if they are not registered with a local GP they can go.
As patients do not have to make an appointment, they might have to wait longer to see a medical practitioner. Some Walk-in Centres are staffed by nurses, but there are also Liverpool Walk-in Centres with doctors.
What is the difference between a Liverpool Walk-In Clinic, an Urgent Care Centre (also known as an Urgent Treatment Centre) and a Minor Injury Unit?
A Minor Injury Unit (MIU) is a department at some hospitals where patients can go to receive treatment for a minor injury. This could include treatment for a cut that may need to be cleaned and stitched up to prevent a scar from forming.
An Urgent Care Centre is a clinic that patients can go to receive treatment for injuries that are urgent but not critical or life-threatening. For example, if a patient believes they have broken or fractured their arm they can go to an Urgent Care Centre for a diagnosis and treatment.
We have created this guide for people who live in the city of Liverpool who have experienced Liverpool Walk-in Centre medical negligence. If you sustained injuries, suffered an illness or your pre-existing medical condition worsened because of medical negligence at any of Liverpool’s Walk-in Centres, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Similarly, if you have a child under the age of 18 who was injured at a Liverpool children’s Walk-in Centre because of medical negligence, you may be eligible to claim compensation on their behalf.
Legal Expert can provide you with a skilled medical negligence solicitor to handle your compensation claim. Call us today to speak to a friendly advisor.
For most doctors and nurses, their job isn’t just a job, it’s a vocation. Most nurses and doctors are dedicated to their jobs and often have to deal with challenging situations.
Unfortunately even the most committed medical practitioner can make an error. This is often due to difficult conditions such as being short of staff, or under-resourced. Sometimes medical negligence can occur which causes harm to a patient.
According to the National Health Service Act 2006, all GPs working for the NHS owe their patients a duty of care to uphold their safety and wellbeing. Similarly, nurses and other healthcare workers owe their patients a duty of care. This means that they are responsible within reason for the health, safety and wellbeing of those they treat.
Medical negligence occurs when a doctor, nurse or another medical practitioner acts in a manner that breaches this duty of care. As a result, the patient is injured, made ill, or their medical condition is made worse.
An example of medical negligence could include a doctor prescribing medication to a patient who they know is allergic to such medicine. Medical negligence is also known as clinical negligence or medical malpractice.
If a patient is harmed because of medical negligence, the organisation the medical practitioner works for, such as an NHS Trust, could be held liable for their injuries. As a result, the patient could be eligible to make a medical negligence claim for compensation.
Liverpool Walk-in Centre medical negligence is when a patient is harmed by negligence at a Liverpool Walk-in Centre due to negligence on the part of the medical practitioner treating them. This could be minor injury negligence or minor illness negligence.
In this guide, we will look at types of Liverpool Walk-in Centre negligence that can harm patients in more depth. We will also explain how to make a No Win No Fee claim for an injury caused by medical negligence.
Old Swan Walk-in Centre
Address: Crystal Cl, Liverpool L13 2GA
Garston Walk-in Centre (also known as South Liverpool NHS Walk-in Centre)
Address: 32 Church Rd, Garston, Liverpool L19 2LW
Smithdown Children’s Walk-in Centre
Address: Smithdown Rd, Liverpool L15 2LQ
Liverpool City Centre Walk-in Centre
Address: 6 David Lewis St, Liverpool L1 4AP
You can find out more about the Liverpool Walk-in Centre in Old Swan, Liverpool Walk-in Centre Garston or Liverpool children’s Walk-in Centre (for children under the age of 15) on the Mersey Care NHS website. At the time of writing the Liverpool Walk-in Centre in the city centre is closed.
You may be wondering, “Can anyone use an NHS Walk-in Centre?” With the exception of children under the age of 1, anyone can use an NHS Walk-in Centre. This includes people who are not registered with a GP.
Here are conditions that can be treated at an NHS Walk-in Centre:
- Gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach pain.
- Wounds including lacerations, cuts, puncture wounds and incisions.
- Follow up care for wounds including the removal of stitches and changing of dressings.
- Emergency contraception.
- Family planning and sexual health services.
- Blood pressure checks.
- Burns, stings, rashes and animal bites.
Since the outbreak of the global Covid-19 pandemic, walk-in covid centres in Liverpool have opened. These are places where people with Covid-19 symptoms can go to get a test.
If you are looking for a specific NHS service, you can use the NHS website’s service search. You can use this page specifically to look for NHS Walk-in Centres. If you are unsure what service your injuries require you can call NHS 111 for further advice.
Of course, not every medical condition can be treated at an NHS Liverpool Walk-in Clinic. If you need the following services or conditions treated, it is best that you do not go to a Liverpool NHS Walk-in Centre for treatment.
- Treatment if you have accidentally drunk a toxic substance, poison or chemicals.
- Treatment for people who are suffering from the effects of a drug overdose.
- Head injuries where the patient is unconscious or has suffered a loss of consciousness.
- Treatment for severe allergic reactions (anaphylactic shock).
- Treatment for conditions relating to pregnancy.
- Emergency treatment needed after an operation.
- A patient needs a doctor’s certificate or doctor’s letter.
- A patient needs a repeat prescription.
If a patient is suffering from a critical or life-threatening illness or injury, they need to go to the hospital right away. Dial 999 for an ambulance.
People often go to NHS Walk-in Centres to receive treatment for minor injuries. This could include treatment of wounds, such as cleaning and stitching up an open wound. So how can minor injury medical negligence occur?
For example, a patient could have a wound in their hand, caused by broken glass. The nurse could leave a piece of broken glass or another type of foreign body in the patient’s hand before cleaning it up and stitching the laceration. This could cause infection or further injuries to the patient’s hand and may mean they need to have the wound reopened to remove the glass.
If you believe that you have been injured because of Liverpool Walk-in Centre clinical negligence when you were treated for a minor injury, please call us today. If we believe that you have legitimate reasons to make a minor injury negligence claim, we will provide you with a medical negligence lawyer to handle your claim.
Health Care-Associated Infections (HCAI) are infections that are acquired in a healthcare setting. They can occur due to unsanitary conditions, or healthcare workers not following correct procedures, for example, a nurse not changing their gloves between seeing patients.
Examples of minor illness negligence which can occur in a Liverpool Walk-in Centre can include the following:
- Clostridium difficile: This can be caused by C. difficile being found on a surface. The bacteria can infect the bowel. Symptoms of Clostridium difficile include diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Clinics and other medical practices can prevent clostridium difficile by cleaning and sanitising surfaces regularly.
- Norovirus: Norovirus is another illness that can be caught after making contact with a contaminated surface. Norovirus is known as the “winter vomiting bug” and symptoms include a high temperature, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Again, walk-in clinics and other medical facilities can prevent the transmission of norovirus by cleaning and sanitising surfaces properly.
- Covid-19: The spreading of covid-19 at medical facilities has been a major obstacle in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus can spread on surfaces that have not been properly cleaned and sanitised. It can also spread if doctors and nurses do not wear correct PPE (for example, a surgical mask, apron and gloves). Unfortunately at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a shortage of PPE which led to many healthcare workers becoming seriously ill.
If you believe that you have suffered a minor illness or major illness due to Liverpool Walk-in Centre negligence call Legal Expert today. We can provide you with an experienced medical negligence solicitor covering Liverpool to handle your claim.
Some Liverpool Walk-in Centres offer family planning services and sexual health services. Unfortunately, incidents of patients experiencing family planning care negligence can happen.
For example, a doctor may fail to spot the symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) which might lead to them misdiagnosing an STI. As a result, the patient may not receive the treatment they need so the condition may worsen over time. Some STIs can result in infertility or even death if they are not treated, so this can be very serious. And if the patient does not believe that they have an STI they may also unknowingly transmit it to a sexual partner.
If you have experienced medical negligence with regards to sexual health or family planning, contact Legal Expert today. We will speak to you in-depth and if we can see that you have been harmed due to Liverpool Walk-in Centre medical negligence, we can provide you with a knowledgeable solicitor to handle your claim.
There are some Liverpool Walk-in Centres with doctors. These General Practitioners (GPs) can write prescriptions for medication. If a Liverpool city centre Walk-in Centre doctor makes a prescription error this can lead to the patient taking the wrong type of medication or the wrong dosage of the medication. If a patient takes the wrong sort of medication this could result in them suffering from medical emergencies such as kidney failure.
To learn more about the harm that can be caused by a GP prescribing the wrong type of medication or the wrong dosage, you can read our online guide to GP prescription errors. Alternatively, call Legal Expert today to enquire about making a compensation claim.
If you were injured because of Liverpool Walk-in Centre negligence you may be curious to know how much compensation you could claim.
How are medical negligence claims calculated? First of all, a possible package could include two types of compensation, which are as follows:
- General damages that will pay you for the suffering, pain and the loss of amenity caused by your injuries. The more serious your injury, the higher your payout is likely to be.
- Special damages, which is compensation to pay you for any financial losses incurred due to your injuries. This can be helpful if your injuries need further medical treatment which you need to have done privately.
Types of special damages that you can claim include expenses for medical treatment, travel and care. You can also claim compensation for any income lost if you had to take time off work due to your injuries.
What happens if a patient has become disabled as a result of their injuries? They may be able to claim compensation to reimburse them for adaptations to their home, care expenses or mobility equipment expenses.
Instead of using a medical negligence calculator, which might not always be accurate, we have provided you with a table that will help you estimate how much compensation you may be owed in general damages. The table is based on the official Judicial College Guidelines.
Type Of Injury Severity Compensation Notes
Mental Anguish Single Level £4,380 There was a fear that death or a reduced lifespan is impending.
Paraplegia Single Level (B) £205,580 to £266,740 The compensation amount takes the following into consideration: these include how much independence, depression and life expectancy as well as the persons sexual function.
Brain Damage Less Severe £14,380 to £40,410 The victim should make a good recovery. They should be able to work and conduct a normal social life. All normal function may not have been regained and there could be issues such as memory and concentration issues.
Brain or Head Injury Minor £2,070 to £11,980 The level of head or brain damage is more minor. The compensation is affected by the injury severity and the symptoms which presented.
Epilepsy Established Grand Mal £95,710 to £140,870 Established Grand Mal
Reproductive System: Male Impotence (ii) £40,370 to £73,580 Leading to importence which could be permanent. Cases involving a middle-aged claimant who already has children.
Reproductive System: Female £107,810 to £158,970 Leading to infertility caused by disease or injury. There will be depression, pain, or anxiety as well as scarring.
Reproductive System: Female £3,180 to £19,170 Where there are delays in diagnosing an ectopic pregnancy but where the persons fertility has not been affected. The compensation level depends on the suffering, pain and bleeding experienced.
Digestive System Non-Traumatic Injury £8,950 to £18,020 A short lived bout of food poisoning. Symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhoea as well as disturbed bowel function and discomfort.
Bladder (D) £21,970 to £29,380 Whilst the claimant has almost completely recovered, there has been / is some longer-term interference with the persons natural bowel function.
For a compensation quote that is personalised to you, please call Legal Expert and speak to a friendly advisor.
If Legal Expert takes on your Liverpool Walk-in Centre clinical negligence compensation claim, we can offer you the services of a No Win No Fee solicitor. But what does No Win No Fee mean?
Instead of charging you a solicitors fee prior to making your claim or at any time during the case, a No Win No Fee personal injury claims solicitor will offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Under this agreement, you will only have to pay a small fee, called a success fee, if you win. This comes out of your compensation award and is used to help cover their costs. And the fee is capped by law, meaning you won’t lose much. Therefore the solicitor is taking on the financial risk, not you.
This means that in the unlikely event that your medical negligence claim is not successful you will not have to pay your solicitor any fees for your claim.
We have an online guide to making a No Win No Fee claim if you wish to learn more. Otherwise, call Legal Expert today to begin your claim.
If you wish to claim medical negligence compensation for your injuries, get in touch! You can:
- Call us on 0800 073 8804
- Write to us by clicking here
- Or chat with advisors using the live chat, bottom right
You will get a free medical negligence claims consultation with a trained advisor who will talk to you in-depth about your experience of medical negligence at a Liverpool Walk-in Centre. If we can see that you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your claim.
We hope you have found this guide to making a claim for Liverpool walk-in centre medical negligence helpful. You may also find these online claims guides helpful to read.
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