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Brent Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee

By Stephen Anderson. Last Updated 8th November 2021. Brent medical negligence solicitors as well as those based elsewhere and covering the area can help you to secure compensation if you have been injured or contracted an illness because of an action or lack of action on behalf of a medical professional. This could be a mistake that has been made during surgery, a late diagnosis of an illness, or it could be because of general poor standards and hygiene in the facility. In this guide, we will reveal everything you need to know about these sorts of claims.

Medical negligence solicitors Brent

Medical negligence solicitors Brent

But first you need to determine whether you are eligible for compensation. Knowing whether you have the basis for a personal injury claim is extremely difficult. After all, the term ‘personal injury’ is extremely generic. Because of this, there are thousands and thousands of people in the UK who have been entitled to compensation yet simply did not realise it.

As there is a three-year limit on most personal injury cases, this has led to many people missing out on the money they are entitled to. We don’t want you to be one of these people. This is why we provide a free advice service and match you to a leading No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor from our team who is experienced in medical negligence.

How To Claim Compensation Medical Negligence In Brent

Read on to discover more about this and whether you have the basis for a successful claim or call 0800 073 8804 for more advice…

The first thing you need to do is determine whether you have a strong case. But, how are you supposed to know? Well, to begin with, you need to be able to answer yes to the following three questions…

  1. Did your injury happen through the error or negligence of someone else?
  2. Did the injury occur within the past three years?
  3. Have you received medical attention because of the incident?

If you can answer yes to the three questions that have just been mentioned, you are likely to have the basis for a successful claim. It is vital to recognise the fact that claims range from surgical errors and late diagnosis to the incorrect medication being prescribed and mistreatment from medical staff, and much, much more. Therefore, no matter how unique or complex your accident may seem, you shouldn’t rule it out.

Contact us now

Instead of simply guessing, why not give us a call? Our helpline is available at Legal Expert seven days per week. You can ring this number at a day and time that suits you. You will speak to one of our polite and efficient legal advisors. They will answer any questions you have and give you a realistic assessment of the strength of your case. The all-important number you need is 0800 073 8804. If you discover that you have a strong case, we will then match you to a leading personal injury from our team.

You will be pleased to know that we only work with No Win No Fee solicitors. This eliminates financial risk and ensures you benefit from the best possible service. The solicitor we match you to will do all in their power to ensure you win your case. And, if for some reason you don’t, at least you don’t have to worry about paying for a service that wasn’t successful! But before you give us a call to discuss your case in further detail, make sure you continue reading to find out everything you need to know regarding clinical negligence breach of duty claims.

How To Choose Medical Negligence Solicitors For Your Claim

A high-quality solicitor is a must for anyone that is thinking about making a personal injury claim. After all, this person is going to be responsible for building your case, and you don’t get a second shot at securing compensation, which is why it is imperative to choose a solicitor with care. But there is no need to panic, as we are here to give you a helping hand. Read on to discover some key advice on obtaining a solicitor…

Choose someone that has been working in the industry for many years

It can be easy to be tempted by someone that is just starting out because they often offer cheaper rates. However, they can end up costing you a lot more money in the long run if they fail to win your claim. Experience is imperative. You want to be safe in the knowledge that the solicitor has provided their services successfully many times before.

Make sure the solicitor has worked on cases similar to yours

Having experience is one thing, but you need to ensure that the experience is relevant. If you are making a claim against your GP, you need someone that has handled many GP negligence accident claims in the past. You certainly don’t want to go for someone that specialises in road traffic accidents.

Read reviews to determine whether the solicitor has a good reputation

It is also vital to read reviews that have been left by clients that have already used the services of the solicitor you are considering. This is a good way to get a truthful insight into the quality provided. You will get the answers to the questions you want to know. If a solicitor has a bad reputation, you should be able to pick up on this with ease, and you will know to look elsewhere instead.

Choose a solicitor that will work to a No Win No Fee payment agreement

Last but not least, a No Win No Fee solicitor is a must, as this type of payment agreement offers a large amount of monetary protection because you will only need to pay your lawyer if your case has been successful.

Does My Solicitors Location Matter?

You may be asking if the best solicitors are near you. A lot of people may assume their only option is to opt for Brent medical negligence solicitors based in the local area if they have been injured here. However, this is not the case.

You don’t need to choose Brent medical negligence solicitors. You can work with solicitors located anywhere in the UK, meaning you can choose based on experience and track record rather than being forced to choose from a very limited pool of lawyers based on their location.

Are Reviews Of Solicitors Helpful?

Yes, you can tell a lot by reading a review of a solicitor. Nevertheless, do not base your opinion on one mere review. You need to read several. Moreover, make sure you use independent review platforms. Furthermore, while there is no guaranteeing that reviews are useful, there is no substitute for speaking to a legal professional directly over the telephone.

Examples Of Common Medical Negligence Claims Which Our Team Conducts

We can assist with all types of NHS complaints and compensation and all types of private complaints and compensation. Below, we take a look at some of the most common claims we handle. However, please note that this is a mere handful of examples. If you do not find your claim type below, you can still claim – don’t worry.

Claim Compensation For Cancer Medical Negligence

We have helped many people to make cancer medical negligence claims. There are many different ways a hospital or member of staff can be deemed negligent when it comes to cancer. They may have failed to pick up on the fact that the cancer has spread, for example. Or, they may have missed the cancer altogether, either overlooking the symptoms or diagnosing it as something else.

They may have also advised the incorrect treatment or waited too late to start treatment. Often, the consequences of this are severe. The person could end up needing more extensive treatment. Sometimes, the consequences can even be fatal. If so, we can help you to claim on behalf of someone else.

Claim Compensation For Birth Injury Medical Negligence

We can also help you to claim for medical negligence at birth. We have helped many parents to claim because their children have suffered lifelong injuries because of a mistake that happened during birth. This could be because the baby suffered a lack of oxygen or because it was not positioned correctly and the midwife did not act in the correct way.

The scenarios vary dramatically. However, if you feel that the midwife’s actions caused your child to suffer an injury, you can claim. The same can also be said if the mother has sustained an injury during birth too. No matter whether you are based in Brent or you live somewhere else in the UK, we can assist with these sorts of claims.

Claim Compensation For GP Medical Negligence

Other cases involve medical negligence on behalf of your GP. Your doctor or GP is likely to be the first person you see in the healthcare field if you are not feeling very well. If your doctor does not make the correct decisions, the entire treatment process gets set off on the wrong foot. You could end up receiving the wrong medication, for example, or you may even go home assuming everything is fine when, in fact, it isn’t. Incorrect diagnosis and missed diagnosis can have severe consequences, so it is only right that you get the compensation you deserve.

Claim Compensation For Care Home Negligence

Care home negligence cases can be very distressing; as you will often be claiming on behalf of someone you love. No matter whether you or your loved one are based in Brent or you live somewhere else in the UK, we can assist with these sorts of claims. These cases differ considerably.

Sadly, there have been a number of cases on the news whereby care home workers have mistreated the residents living there. We can help you claim for such cases. We also deal with everything from incorrect medication being given to poor hygiene standards, which have caused infections and illnesses.

Claim Compensation For Dental Negligence

We also have a vast amount of experienced in dental negligence claims UK-wide. Dental negligence cases also differ widely. You may want to make a claim because your dentist has operated on the incorrect tooth, for example, or he or she may have missed the symptoms of oral cancer. If you feel the need to discuss your claim in further detail, please get in touch.

Claim Compensation For Medical Negligence In A Hospital

When is a hospital negligent? This is a question we are often asked. There are many different ways a hospital could be negligent. For example, you may have had an operation and mistakes may have been made during this. Other scenarios include poor standards in general, as well as the wrong medication being given.

No matter whether you are based in Brent or you live somewhere else in the UK, we can assist with these sorts of claims. We can also help if you are making a claim against the NHS or against a private hospital. To discuss the ins and outs of your case, give us a call today for more information.

NHS Medical Negligence Statistics

Just how frequent are medical negligence claims against NHS hospitals and doctors? To help us answer this, we can view statistics published by NHS Resolution. This is a department within the NHS that’s responsible for handling the compensation claims made against the organisation.

Looking at the NHS Resolution Annual Report for 2020/21, we can see that the NHS received 12,629 medical negligence claims and reported incidents during the covered time period. That represents a 7.5% increase in claims when they are compared to the total for the 2019/20 period. During that time, there were 11,678 claims.

The 2020/21 annual report from NHS Resolution also reveals that the organisation settled 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims within the covered time period. The following was also revealed about the settled claims:

  • 11,704 (74.7%) were settled before any court proceedings became necessary.
  • 3,914 (25%) of the claims involved some court proceedings, but a settlement was reached before the conclusion of a trial.
  • 56 (0.3%) of the claims required a full court trial before a settlement was determined.

No Win No Fee Claims For Medical Negligence

Are you concerned about the cost of medical negligence solicitors for Brent injury claims? There are some people who may have been entitled to compensation yet they have never made a claim. That could be because they fear that they will not be able to afford the costs that are entailed.

If the above applies, we understand where you are coming from. There are many problems associated with a traditional solicitor’s payment structure. Also, quite a few people cannot afford the huge consultation fees to begin with. Therefore, there is a massive barrier in the way from the very start. Some people may also fear the financial risk is too high. They don’t want to pay huge sums of money when there is always the chance that the case could fail, and thus they will have essentially spent all of that cash for nothing.

Hiring medical negligence solicitors for Brent No Win No Fee claims 

We understand all of this, and that is why we are proud to be different at Legal Expert. At our firm, all solicitors of our legal panel support clients under a No Win No Fee basis. This allows the costs to be much more manageable. It also eliminates the risk we’ve just been discussing before.

You may be unsure of what exactly No Win No Fee claims are. Basically, it’s a payment structure whereby you only make a payment to the solicitor you’ve hired if they manage to secure personal injury compensation for you. Therefore, you’re provided with a significant amount of monetary protection. Reassuringly, you know that you’ll only end up paying your solicitor’s legal fees if you have secured compensation through your claim.

This leads to other benefits as well. For instance, you can be confident that your solicitor will work hard on your case. That’s because the solicitor faces greater financial risk than you do. So to avoid losing money, your solicitor will want to do everything they can to ensure that they secure compensation for you. It also means that we and our No Win No Fee solicitors won’t waste your time. If we believe that your case has little chance of success, we will tell you this. Solicitors usually only take on a case on a No Win No Fee basis if they believe it has a strong chance of winning.

What Damages Could Be Claimed Through Brent Claims With Clinical Negligence Solicitors?

There are two main kinds of damages which you could be compensated for through a medical negligence claim. They are known as general damages and special damages. Usually with personal injury claims, it’s only possible to claim for special damages if you are eligible to receive compensation for general damages. So what do these terms mean exactly?

General damages

Compensation for general damages may be provided to cover for the physical and mental injuries you’ve suffered due to another party’s negligence. A payment can be offered for each individual injury which was caused by medical negligence. Of course, you’ll need your case to deliver evidence that shows each injury you’re claiming for can be diagnosed. Your case will also need to show each injury can be linked to negligence by the party you’re claiming against.

Special damages

Compensation for special damages may be offered to cover for financial losses which can be directly connected with the negligence you’re claiming against. For example, if the medical negligence you’ve experienced has forced you to take unpaid time off work, then special damages may help you to recover the lost earnings.

Contact Our Team Today

We hope that you have found this guide useful. If you are ready to make a claim, or if you would like some more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and experienced team today. You can reach Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804

This phone line is available seven days of the week, so you can call whenever is convenient for you. There are plenty of other ways to get in touch us too, including via live chat, email, and you can request a free call.

Helpful Medical Services And Resources In This Area

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General advice on medical negligence – Guidance on claiming

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Want to know how it works? – Claims processes explained

Links to the local hospital, GP and dentist in Brent

Hospital

Watford Road

Harrow

Middx

Ha1 3UJ

Tel: 020 8864 3232

Web: http://brentccg.nhs.uk/hospitals

Private hospital

46/50 Sunny Gardens Road

Hendon

London

NW4 1RP

Tel: 020 8457 4500

GP

150 Hilltop Avenue

Harlesden

London

Ne10 8RY

Tel: 0203 188 7250

Dentist

The Brent Dental Clinic

60 The Brent

Datford

Kent

DA1 1YW

Web: www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-195011960/contact

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