Ashford Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee
By Stephen Moreau. Last Updated 27th October 2021. Welcome to our guide on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Ashford Kent compensation claims.
Have you experienced medical negligence that happened in Ashford? You could be entitled to claim medical negligence compensation. Let Legal Expert help you find the right medical negligence solicitor to make your clinical negligence claim. We are a trusted personal injury solicitor’s firm and our clinical negligence team have up to 30 years worth of experience supporting victims of medical negligence like you claim compensation for any neglect suffered.
Medical negligence affects many people in areas of the UK including Ashford, Kent. According to the NHS Resolution Annual Report for 2020/21, the NHS received 12,629 medical negligence claims and reported incidents during the covered period.
Our clinical negligence solicitors cover the whole of the UK. Call us today for your free consultation, we will let you know if you have a legitimate case to claim for medical negligence, which happened in Ashford, let you know you much compensation you could be owed and provide you a fully-qualified medical negligence solicitor to handle your case.
Start your medical negligence claim
In this guide, we’ll discuss how you may be able to claim compensation if you have been harmed by medical negligence in the Ashford, Kent area. We’ll explain what requirements there are to be eligible to start a medical negligence compensation claim. This guide also advises on how to find and get in touch with a suitable solicitor to support your claim if you want this kind of legal support.
In another part of this guide, we’ll discuss how you could analyse reviews of solicitors to help with making a decision on which one to pick. We’ll also talk about using solicitors in your local area and why this is not strictly necessary. We also explain the different types of medical negligence claims which our own solicitors can potentially help you with.
Other information in this guide includes a breakdown of what steps need to be followed if you choose a particular solicitor to support your claim. We’ll also talk about what types of damages you could potentially claim if you are able to start a successful medical negligence claim. This guide also contains information on claiming on a No Win No Fee basis and what benefits that can bring. We also provide contact details for Legal Expert and relevant medical support providers which you may find useful.
Call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 for your free legal consultation and to proceed with your clinical negligence claim.
A guide to hiring solicitors for medical negligence in Ashford Kent claims
First of all, let’s define medical negligence. Medical negligence, also referred to as clinical negligence, is when a patient experiences a negligent action or inaction from a medical professional or medical organisation during treatment. This negligence action or inaction could be any form of substandard care, including a medical mistake, issuing the wrong treatment or a misdiagnosis. If you, the patient are caused an illness, injury or the worsening of an existing medical condition due to the neglect then you are legally entitled to claim for medical negligence compensation.
To make a clinical negligence claim your medical negligence solicitor who will represent you in the case will have to provide evidence of the following:
- That you the Claimant were a patient of the Defendant (the medical practitioner or organisation that treated you) and subsequently they owed you a duty of care.
- That the Defendant performed a negligent action or inaction, breaching their duty of care to you.
- That the negligent action or inaction caused an accident which could have been avoided, which led to you becoming ill, injured or it worsened an existing medical condition.
Another thing you need to know before you make a clinical negligence claim is that in the UK, you have three years from the day the accident in question took place, or that you realised that you have been harmed to claim medical negligence compensation. If your medical negligence claim is outside the time limit, call Legal Expert. There are sometimes exceptions applied to this rule, so an advisor can let you know whether or not you can still follow through with your claim.
How Do You Find The Right Ashford Medical Negligence Solicitor?
Legal Expert can help you find the right medical negligence solicitor to handle your clinical negligence claim. Choosing the right solicitor to handle your case, can make a big difference to whether you can win your compensation claim, and are awarded the compensation that you are entitled to. Get started by calling Legal Expert today for your free legal consultation.
We look at all medical negligence claims on a case-by-case basis, so we will find you a specialist clinical negligence solicitor, who covers the Ashford area to help you claim the clinical negligence compensation that you are entitled to. Although we are not based in Ashford, Kent we have professional and expert medical negligence solicitors for Ashford Kent claims if you want to start a case against a party in this particular area.
Reviews Of Clinical Negligence Solicitors
You can compare Ashford clinical negligence solicitors reviews online to build a picture in your mind of how good the solicitors near you are and which one would be suitable to handle your case. Reviews of medical negligence solicitors in Ashford Kent or available for claims in this area can help you understand what their previous clients thought of the service they received.
Another way to research which solicitor you could use to make your medical negligence claim is to speak with family and friends who have previously claimed for medical negligence or made a No Win No Fee compensation claim, to see if they recommend the solicitor’s firm they used. Alternatively, take advantage of the free legal consultation that Legal Expert offer, we can provide you with a solicitor who covers the Ashford area and has the expertise to handle the particular circumstances of your claim for medical negligence compensation.
Do I Need To Use A Local Solicitor?
Our clients commonly ask us “Do I need to use a local solicitor?”; the answer is no. We advise that when it comes to picking a specialist medical negligence solicitor to handle your case that your search or decision should be based on experience and knowledge rather than location.
Although some claimants worry that using a solicitor that is based in a different town or city will make it harder to communicate with their medical negligence solicitor, using digital communications like email or mobile phone text messages allows you to keep in regular contact with your solicitor.
What Medical Negligence Claims Do The Clinical Negligence Team Handle?
If you have been a victim of medical negligence that happened in Ashford, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Legal Expert’s top clinical negligence team cover compensation claims for the following:
- Hospital negligence
- GP negligence
- Dental negligence
- Cancer misdiagnosis negligence
- Birth injury clinical negligence
- Nursing and care home medical negligence
These are just some examples of the types of clinical negligence claims that we cover, so if you have experienced any type of medical negligence then we can help. Here are some examples of the types of clinical negligence claims that we deal with, below:
NHS Negligence Advice, Hospitals In Ashford
Have you experienced clinical negligence in a hospital in Ashford? If you have been left with a lasting illness, injury or worsened an existing medical condition then Legal Expert can help you claim compensation. We work with some of the most knowledgeable clinical negligence solicitors who have years and years of experience.
Whether it was medical negligence at an NHS or a private hospital, we can help. Call us today to receive your free legal consultation and to see if you have a legitimate case for compensation, if so we will proceed with your medical negligence claim.
Dental Negligence In Ashford
If you have experienced dental negligence, which happened in Ashford you could be owed dental negligence compensation. Whether you were injured at a private dental practice or an NHS dental practice, we can help you claim the dental negligence compensation that you are entitled to. Call Legal Expert and we’ll find the right dental negligence solicitor to handle your claim.
GP Medical Negligence In Ashford
There are many types of GP clinical negligence that patients can experience at a GP’s surgery, in Ashford or elsewhere. Common forms of GP clinical negligence include misdiagnosis of a serious condition, failure to refer a patient to a specialist department when needed, issuing the wrong medical treatment and medical mistakes.
If you have experienced GP negligence, which caused you visible harm, call Legal Expert to be matched with the right lawyer to handle your compensation claim today.
Cancer Negligence Claims In Ashford
Cancer can spread very quickly across the body. It is usually treated with an operation or chemotherapy. The earlier the cancer is caught, the easier it is to isolate and treat. If cancer is caught later, the more likely it is to have spread across the body, which will make the condition more serious and harder to treat.
If you have suffered from a cancer misdiagnosis, or late diagnosis of cancer in Ashford or elsewhere and you can prove that it harmed you, then you could be entitled to claim for cancer misdiagnosis compensation. Call Legal Expert today for your free legal consultation and if we think you have a legitimate clinical negligence claim one of our expert solicitors will take on your case.
Nursing Home and Care Home Medical Negligence
Have you suffered medical negligence or abuse at a nursing home or care home in Ashford? You could potentially make a claim for medical negligence compensation. Injuries at care homes or nursing homes can happen because the residents are usually more vulnerable and reliant on others to look after them.
If the management or staff fail to spot potential hazards towards the patients, then all sorts of injuries can occur. Call Legal Expert and trust us to provide you with a solicitor to help you claim for negligence in a nursing home or care home.
Birth Injury Clinical Negligence Claims
Have you, or your child suffered a birth injury that was caused by medical negligence during childbirth? Birth injuries that are caused by clinical negligence can harm the mother or lead to lasting medical conditions or disabilities for the child.
If you have been involved in an incident of medical negligence during childbirth, you could make a birth injury clinical negligence claim for compensation. Call Legal Expert today and if you have a legitimate claim, one of our clinical negligence team will handle your birth injury clinical negligence claim.
How to start a claim with medical negligence lawyers for Ashford Kent compensation
If you possess evidence that you’ve been injured by an act of medical negligence and wish to claim compensation as a result, then you may also decide to hire a solicitor to support your claim. If you decide to hire a solicitor, then you can choose to contact solicitors within or outside the Ashford, Kent area.
Whether or not you look specifically for Ashford Kent medical negligence solicitors, we would always suggest picking a solicitor who has previous experience in handling medical negligence claims. When you choose the solicitor you want to represent you, they’ll usually discuss the details of your case before deciding whether it has a good chance of success and they want to support you. The solicitor will ask you a series of questions to gather as much relevant information and evidence as possible to make an informed judgement. If your chosen solicitor is happy to support your case, you can then sign a formal agreement with them.
From here, your hired solicitor will guide you through all the formal steps that need to be undertaken to process your medical negligence claim.
What types of damages can be claimed?
When you make a medical negligence compensation claim, there are two main types of damages that you could be compensated for. One is called general damages. If you are eligible to claim for general damages, then you may also be entitled to additional compensation for special damages. But what do these types of damages actually refer to?
The general damages category covers all the different ways the negligence you’re claiming for directly harmed you physically and mentally. This can include:
- The pain caused – physical pain which affects you in the short, medium and/or long term. A solicitor may use a medical report or similar evidence to confirm you’ve suffered these forms of pain.
- Trauma and stress – this refers to the psychological injuries you may have as a direct result of the medical negligence you suffered.
- Ongoing health issues – problems caused by medical negligence which will affect your quality of life far into the future (or potentially the rest of your life) could be covered under general damages.
Compensation for this type of damages covers issues unrelated to the physical aspects of the harm sustained due to medical negligence. These can include:
- Travel costs – if your injuries mean you’ve had to pay for transport to receive important things such as medical treatment, this may be covered under special damages.
- Medical bills – the immediate treatment for harm caused by medical negligence, as well as any ongoing treatment or other medical bills.
- Ongoing care – any long-term physiotherapy or personal assistance required at home to manage day-to-day activities.
- Loss of earnings – if the harm caused by medical negligence has caused you to give up work or miss certain work payments as a direct result of your injuries, any loss of earnings may be reimbursed.
No Win No Fee Compensation Claims In Ashford, Kent
If you are looking for a medical negligence solicitor in Ashford or one that covers the Ashford and Kent area, you may want to consider using a No Win No Fee solicitor to make your clinical negligence claim. A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), this means that you will not have to pay your solicitor’s fee unless you win your case. This is also known as a No Win No Fee compensation claim.
For many medical negligence claims, using a No Win No Fee solicitor is the easier way to make your compensation claim, as there is no upfront fee to pay, and there is also no financial risk as you will only pay if you win your case. To enquire about making a No Win No Fee compensation claim for medical negligence, call Legal Expert today to speak to one of our friendly advisors about No Win No Fee.
Hire A Medical Negligence Solicitor In Ashford
If you have experienced medical negligence, Legal Expert can provide you with the right clinical negligence solicitor regardless of where you are in the UK, to help you make the clinical negligence claim for compensation that you are entitled to.
Our clinical negligence team has decades of experience between them of winning victims of medical negligence the compensation that they are entitled to. Use Legal Expert’s online claims form to let us know about your clinical negligence experience or call us today for your free legal consultation. If we think you have a valid claim for compensation we’ll proceed with your case right away.
An NHS guide to patient’s rights
Check out our guide on how you may be able to claim compensation if you’re affected by a misdiagnosis of cancer.
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Popular medical practices in Ashford, Kent
NHS Hospital – Ashford Hospital
London Road, Ashford,
Surrey, TW15 3AA
Tel: 01784 884488
Private Hospital – One Ashford Hospital
Tel: 01233 423000
Stanwell Road Surgery
95 Stanwell Road
Middlesex, TW15 3EA
Ashford Dental Care
Centre for Integrated Implant and Aesthetics Dental Care
Upper High Street
8 New Rents, Ashford
Kent, TN23 1JJ
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