Barrow-in-Furness Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Stephen Traynor. Last Updated 28th October 2021. This is a comprehensive guide to No Win No Fee Barrow-in-Furness medical negligence claims. Deciding to make a medical negligence claim can be a tough decision, it can be a daunting prospect and many people feel that financially they may not be able to do this.
By pursuing a claim for an injury or illness caused by a medical professional may not always be an option funds from a compensation claim may be needed for future medical care and such financial damages may be compulsory in order to continue with your life. Thankfully, Legal Expert has the ideal solution for you. We offer all medical negligence cases a No Win No Fee solicitor, ensuring you don’t suffer financially if your claim is an unsuccessful one.
In this guide, we explain how you can potentially claim for medical negligence on a No Win No Fee basis with the help of solicitors. We’ll go into detail regarding what steps you can follow to find a suitable solicitor that matches your needs. We also look at hiring a solicitor in the Barrow-In-Furness area and explain why you can consider solicitors outside your local area.
This guide also explains the advantages offered by choosing one of our own solicitors to support your claim. A detailed explanation of the different types of medical negligence claims we can support is also included. This guide also looks at statistics regarding medical negligence claims. We’ll also explain what early steps usually take place if and when you decide to hire a solicitor to support your medical negligence claim.
Our guide to using medical negligence lawyers for Barrow In Furness claims
You can find out all about how our service works later in the guide. First, though, we are going to discuss making a claim for medical negligence in Barrow-in-Furness. We will explain how to find the right solicitor for your case, as well as provide details regarding the different types of claims we handle.
It is important to establish whether you have a case for medical negligence and you can do so by asking the following questions…
- Were you injured in the last three years by a medical professional?
- Did you receive medical attention?
- Was the accident through no fault of your own?
If you answered ‘yes’ to these three questions, you should definitely explore your chances of a successful compensation claim further with Barrow-in-Furness medical negligence solicitors or those based elsewhere in the country that cover this area. There are many different scenarios that could apply to you. You may have suffered due to a late diagnosis, a surgical error, or any other situation where you became injured that wasn’t your fault, or you could have been injured because of your dentist pulling out the wrong truth. If you need more information on the different negligence cases we handle get in touch with Legal Expert. We will give you an honest answer regarding the probability of your claim being a successful one.
Starting a No Win No Fee claim with Legal Expert
As mentioned, you don’t need to be concerned about suffering financially if your claim is unsuccessful. This is because we provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor. This means you don’t have to pay anything upfront for our service. You will be represented by an experienced lawyer throughout the claim process.
If your case proves to be unsuccessful, you don’t have to pay anything for the solicitor’s service. Not only does this minimise risk on your part, but it also ensures you benefit from the best possible service as well. After all, we want your claim to be successful just as much as you do. You can reach us on 0800 073 8804. But first, make sure you discover everything you need to know about making a claim for medical negligence.
How To Find A Specialist Medical Negligence Solicitor
From road traffic accidents to injuries that have occurred due to a faulty product, there is no end to the different scenarios that can lead to someone requiring the services of an accident solicitor. If you find yourself in this position, it is imperative that you choose a solicitor with care. We advise that you use a solicitor that has a vast amount of experience, a solicitor with knowledge in the field you are claiming compensation in, i.e. medical negligence. If you take a look on the Internet, you will see that you have an abundance of options to choose from, which is why we have put together some key pieces of advice on finding a solicitor for you.
What to look out for
- No Win No Fee – There is only one place to begin, and this is with the fact that using a No Win No Fee solicitor reduces any financial risk. What does this mean? Well, you will only have to pay legal fees to your solicitor if he or she manages to secure compensation for you. This is beneficial for a number of reasons. Firstly, the financial risk that is typically associated with making a personal injury case is eliminated. Not only this, but you do not need to make a huge upfront payment to start the claim process and you can be confident of a better service because the solicitor is actually going to be impacted by the outcome of your case.
- Experience – When it comes to something as critical as securing compensation, it is imperative to choose a solicitor that has a considerable amount of experience in the industry and a good track record for successfully securing compensation. You also want to be sure that the solicitor has experience in handling cases that are similar to yours. Therefore, if you have been injured because of a misdiagnosis, ask the solicitor what experience he or she has in these claims.
- Reputation – Last but not least, you should take the time to read reviews that have been left by previous customers to see what they have had to say about the service they have experienced. If most clients have been unhappy, you can be sure that they will have taken to the Internet to warn others from making the same mistake.
Should I Use A Local Legal Firm?
It is not always imperative to use the services of a solicitor based in Barrow in Furness, despite popular belief. In fact, you can work with medical negligence solicitors for Barrow-in-Furness claims that are based anywhere in the UK, enabling you to select the right solicitor rather than the nearest.
Although we are not based in Barrow-in-Furness we cover all of the UK and can assist you with your medical negligence claim, we have specialist doctors who we can appoint in your area when it comes to your medical assessment.
Use Solicitors Who Are Rated And Reviewed
Reading reviews can be helpful. It can give you a great insight into what other people have thought about the service they received. We advise you use an independent ‘review my solicitor’ platform. You can also read reviews from the solicitors own websites. Moreover, while such comments are helpful, talking to experts (e.g. Legal Expert) can provide people with extra information.
Medical Negligence Claims Our Expert Team Handles
You will probably want to know whether we handle the sort of medical negligence claim you have been involved in. The truth is that we are able to provide our services for all clinical negligence cases. It does not matter what sort of situation has occurred or how you have been injured or contracted an illness as long as you have a valid claim we have the experience to help. In the sections below, we have put together some introductory information regarding the different types of claims we handle. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. It merely gives you a snapshot. If you cannot find your type of case below, you can still claim. Just give us a call for more details.
Misdiagnosis And Negligent Treatment Of Cancer
Medical negligence cancer diagnosis claims can be very traumatic and devastating. This is because the consequences of mistakes when it comes to cancer treatment can often be very severe, and in some cases, fatal. In most cases, negligence occurs because cancer has not been diagnosed correctly. It has either been diagnosed late or has been misdiagnosed. This can cause treatment to be started late, meaning the cancer spreads and gets worse. Moreover, negligence can happen if treatment is not given properly or incorrect treatment is provided. No matter what has happened, you can contact us today to find out more about making a claim.
Trauma Or Negligence During Childbirth
We can also help you to claim for negligence during birth. Again, this can be incredibly traumatic. Negligence during childbirth can often result in the baby suffering lifelong symptoms. This can be very hard for the parents to come to terms with. It is important to make sure you get the compensation you need so that your child can get the care required throughout his or her life. Of course, we can also help you to make a claim if it is the mother who has sustained injuries during childbirth. In some cases, both the mother and the baby can be injured. No matter what has happened, if you have experienced negligent treatment, whether in Barrow-in-Furness or elsewhere in the UK, we can handle your case for you.
General Practice Doctor (GP) Medical Negligence
Do you want to make a GP negligence claim? When you are feeling unwell, you rely on your GP to diagnose and treat the issue. If your GP makes an error or acts negligently, it can have a negative impact, to say the least. After all, this could mean that you go home assuming everything is fine when, in fact, your GP has missed some critical symptoms. It could also mean that you set about on the wrong course of treatment – a treatment that is ineffective, or worse, makes your symptoms greater. No matter what has happened, if you believe your GP has failed to take your concerns seriously, has missed some serious symptoms, or has misdiagnosed something, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Care And Nursing Home Negligence Or Malpractice
There is nothing more distressing than seeing someone you love in pain or being treated badly. We can help you to claim nurse home negligence compensation, whether for yourself or for someone you love. You can call us today for more information on the nursing home negligence statute of limitations. There are lots of different types of cases when it comes to care and nursing home negligence. For example, there are those that suffer on a medical basis, they have been given the wrong medication.
There are then those that suffer abuse at the hands of someone working at the care home. While these cases are rare, we know that they do happen from the stories that have been in the news over the past few years. If abuse or mistreatment has occurred, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve. The three-year time limit does not always apply in such circumstances, so please do not assume that you cannot claim. It is highly likely that you will be able to.
Dental Malpractice Or Negligence
A lot of people assume that medical negligence only relates to hospitals and doctors’ surgeries. This is not the case. We have secured high dental negligence awards for mistakes made by dentists and poor dentistry standards. There are, again, many different ways that dental malpractice or negligence could happen. Perhaps the dentist working on your teeth has made the injury worse or has removed the wrong tooth? Perhaps he or she failed to spot the signs of oral cancer? Maybe you suffered an infection because of poor hygiene standards? No matter the scenario, call us today for more information about making a claim.
Hospital Malpractice Or Negligence
We can make NHS compensation claims nationwide, as well as claims against private hospitals too. We also cover all types of compensation claims. This includes everything from claiming for medical malpractice for a hospital-acquired infection to claiming for errors made during surgery. No matter what has happened, if you have experienced negligent treatment, whether in Barrow on Furness or elsewhere in the UK, we can handle your case for you. We can ensure you get the compensation you need to cover your treatment and any out-of-pocket expenses you may have experienced too.
NHS Medical Negligence Statistics
You may be wondering just how often medical negligence claims are made in Britain. There are certain statistics released by the NHS which we can look at for insight into this topic.
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. That marks a 7.5% increase when compared to the period of 2019/20. At that time, 11,678 claims were received.
Also during the 2020/21 period, 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims were settled by NHS Resolution. Among the settled claims, 11,704 (74.7%) were settled without the requirement of any formal court proceedings. 3,914 (25%) of the settlements involved some court proceedings. 56 (0.3%) of the claims were settled through a court trial.
Figures Showing Medical Negligence Claims Against The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
In the table below, you can find details regarding the number of medical negligence claims that were received by the NHS Trust in the area. You can also view the total sum of payments that were made. Please note that this only refers to compensation paid out by the NHS. There are no statistics available for private hospitals and medical centres at present.
|Trust||Claims Received 2015/ 16||Number of Incident 2015/ 16||Payments Made|
|Brent Clinical Commissioning Group||82||104||£11,276,842
How To Start A Claim With Clinical Negligence Solicitors For Barrow In Furness Claims
If you hold evidence that you’ve been hurt by medical negligence and want to claim for this, then you could choose to hire a solicitor to support your claim. If you do decide you want to hire a solicitor, then you could search for the best medical negligence solicitors in Barrow-In-Furness, but you can also explore options outside the area.
We would always recommend finding a solicitor who has prior experience in handling medical negligence compensation claims. When you have chosen a solicitor you’re interested in, discussions will usually take place with them about the details of your potential claim. If your chosen solicitor is happy to support your case after reviewing it, then you can sign a formal agreement with them. When this is done, your hired solicitor will guide you through all the formal steps that need to be undertaken to process your claim.
No Win No Fee Medical Malpractice And Negligence Claims
Do you want to make a compensation claim but you’re also worried worried about the cost of medical negligence solicitors for Barrow-in-Furness? You are not alone. There are so many people in Britain that would have been entitled to compensation yet they never made a claim, because they did not feel they could afford the charges of a solicitor. Not only this, but they were worried about the risk of starting a claim; they did not want to end up in a position where they had spent a fortune on making a claim only for it then to be unsuccessful. You should not fret though, as it is not all doom and gloom. There is an alternative option available to you, as you will discover below.
The other option is a No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor. This is someone who works to a payment structure whereby you’re only required to pay legal fees if your case is a success. This substantially reduces the risk factor that is associated with making a claim. If you opted for a solicitor that charges by the hour, there is always the chance that you would find yourself in the position that was mentioned earlier (having spent a lot of money and getting nothing in return).
Advantages of No Win No Fee claims
The nature of this payment structure leads to a number of knock-on benefits. For example, you are much more likely to experience a high-quality service. This is because the solicitor in question is going to be impacted by the outcome of your case. Therefore, you can be confident that they will be putting in the hours and doing all they can to ensure that your case is a success.
It is also worth noting that a No Win No Fee solicitor will not waste your time. Unlike traditional solicitors, they have nothing to gain by simply taking on any case irrespective of its strength. Therefore, if they do not believe your claim is likely to be a success, they will tell you.
Speak To Us Today
Starting a claim is easy with Legal Expert. All you need to do is dial 0800 073 8804 and you will speak to one of our friendly and experienced advisers. We can also help you if you simply have a few questions. No matter how big or small your requirements are, we are here to assist. There are plenty of ways to get in touch too, from live chat to email. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting in any manner we can.
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Furness General Hospital
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Barrow in Furness
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