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Bristol Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Mary Hightown. Last Updated 25th July 2022. In this guide, we explain what to know if you ever seek medical negligence solicitors for Bristol personal injury claims.

If you are based in Bristol or elsewhere in the country and have experienced medical negligence at the hands of a medical professional, we can help you claim the compensation that you are owed. We are Legal Expert, a trusted legal advisory service who work with clinical negligence solicitors across the country. If you have been a victim of medical negligence call us now to see if you have a valid claim.

Clinical And Medical Negligence Solicitors Bristol

Bristol Medical Negligence Solicitors

The definition of medical negligence is when the victim suffers a medical mistake, misdiagnosis, or receives the incorrect treatment, as the result of the practitioner acting negligently. The negligence results in the victim receiving an injury, illness, or having an existing medical condition made worse.

A claimant must be able to prove that:

  • The medical practitioner or institution owed them a duty of care
  • That the duty of care was breached by the defendant and finally
  • That this breach in duty of care was an avoidable accident which caused the claimant to have an injury.

If your solicitor is able to prove that all of this applies, you may be able to sue for compensation.

Finally, there is a time limit when making a claim in the UK. With certain exceptions, you must make your claim within three years of the accident in question taking place, or that you realised that you have been harmed.

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    1. Bristol Solicitors – How To Find the Best Medical Negligence Solicitors In Your Area
    2. Should I Use A Solicitor Near Me?
    3. Medical Negligence Claims In Your Area
    4. NHS Medical Negligence Statistics
    5. What Damages Could Be Claimed Through Bristol Claims With Clinical Negligence Solicitors?
    6. No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors
    7. How To Make A Medical Negligence Claim
    8. Other Medical Negligence Guides You May Find Helpful

Bristol Solicitors – How To Find the Best Medical Negligence Solicitors In Your Area

You may have grounds to claim if you have experienced negligent medical care and been injured. If you are harmed by medical negligence in Bristol, you may look for Bristol solicitors to represent you during your claim. However, you are free to hire solicitors based anywhere in the country as it is more important that your solicitor have the requisite experience to help you with your claim. If you want to improve the chances of your claim being successful, these are tips for finding the best medical negligence solicitors for your case:

  • When speaking to a potential solicitor, you could ask them if they have recently handled any successful cases similar to yours. They cannot give you details, but they could tell you if they have handled hospital negligence cases, for example.
  • Check that the solicitor you choose is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). This site can also sometimes show you what claims a solicitor has handled recently.
  • If funding your solicitor fees is something you worry about, you may want to find No Win No Fee solicitors for Bristol No Win No Fee is an alternative funding option for your legal fees. This is explained further in later sections of this guide.

To find out more about medical negligence solicitors for Bristol accidents, get in touch with us at any time. Our advisors can provide a free claim eligibility check and potentially get you in touch with one of our specialised solicitors if they think you have a good chance of success.

Look At Reviews Of Different Solicitors

Many people like to read reviews of any type of service, such as a solicitor in their area, before they start to make their claim. You may also want to consult family and friends who have had similar experiences of dealing with these types of cases as well as seeking out legal advice. Alternatively, you can call Legal Expert, to have an advisor provide you with medical negligence solicitors for Bristol claims who have the right expertise to handle your case.

Should I Use A Solicitor Near Me?

You may think that if you live and experienced medical negligence in your local area, such as  Bristol, you would have to use a local clinical negligence solicitor to make your claim. However, if the right solicitor to handle your claim is based in a different city, then that shouldn’t be an issue. In this age of digital communications using medical negligence solicitors in Bristol is not essential.

Medical Negligence Claims In Your Area

Have you been the victim of medical malpractice? Was it an avoidable accident carried out by a medical professional, that left you with lasting effects? Legal Expert works with experienced solicitors that can handle all types of medical negligence claims. Here are some examples of the sort of cases that we cover.

Medical Negligence – Bristol Hospitals

Whether you experienced clinical negligence in an NHS or private hospital in Bristol, we can help. If your hospital failed its duty of care to you and left you with a subsequent injury, illness or the worsening of an existing medical condition then we can help. We work with some of the best clinical and solicitors in the country, to help victims of clinical negligence like you win your case and claim the compensation you are owed.

Medical Negligence – Bristol GPs

Have you experienced clinical negligence in your GP’s surgery, at the hands of your GP or another healthcare professional? Then one of our medical negligence claims solicitors for Bristol can help you to sue for compensation.

Medical Negligence – Bristol Nursing Homes and Care Homes

You can claim compensation for medical negligence in a nursing home or care home. Medical negligence claims can also be made on behalf of a next of kin relative, who is now deceased or does not have the medical capacity to claim for themselves. We can provide you with expert medical negligence solicitors for Bristol claims, who can help you win your case.

Medical Negligence – Bristol Dentists

Have you experienced dental negligence? Whether you were undergoing medical or cosmetic dentistry, if you were harmed in an avoidable accident which was due to negligence on the part of your dentist, you could be owed compensation. We will put you in touch with medical negligence solicitors to take on your case and get you the compensation payout you are entitled to.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Have you suffered from a cancer misdiagnosis? Can you prove it did worsen your condition or led to your next of kin dying? If so, then you may be able to sue for medical negligence compensation. If you experienced this type of clinical negligence then let Legal Expert provide you with clinical negligence solicitor for Bristol claims. They can help you win the medical negligence compensation you are entitled to.

Compensation Claims for Birth Injury Medical Negligence

If you were in a situation where medical malpractice during a birth resulted in injuries to the child, or the mother, then you should be able to make a medical negligence claim. There are many injuries that can take place during childbirth which can leave the child with lasting conditions or disabilities. There are also birth injuries that can harm the mother. Legal Expert can help you find the right clinical negligence solicitors for Bristol claims who have the experience to win your case for you.

NHS Medical Negligence Statistics

You may be asking just how often are medical negligence claims made against NHS hospitals and doctors? We can get insight into this matter by looking at statistics published by NHS Resolution. What exactly is NHS Resolution? Well basically, it’s a department within the NHS that’s responsible for handling the compensation claims made against the health service.

According to the NHS Resolution Annual Report for 2020/21, the NHS received a total of 12,629 medical negligence claims and reported incidents within the covered time period. That meant a 7.5% increase in claims when compared to the total for the 2019/20 period. Back then, there were 11,678 claims received by the NHS.

The 2020/21 annual report from NHS Resolution also shows that the organisation settled 15,674 clinical and non-clinical claims within the covered time period. Other information is also revealed in the report regarding the settled claims:

  • 11,704 (74.7%) were settled without the need for any court proceedings to take place.
  • 3,914 (25%) of the claims involved some amount of court proceedings, but a settlement was reached before the conclusion of a trial.
  • 56 (0.3%) of the claims needed a full court trial to be resolved.

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

There are two main types of damages which you may be compensated for through a medical negligence claim. These are known as general damages and special damages. Typically with personal injury claims, it’s only possible to claim for special damages if you are eligible to receive compensation for general damages. You may be asking what distinguishes general and special damages:

General damages

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

Special damages

Compensation for special damages may be provided in addition to general damages in order to cover for financial losses caused by medical negligence. To give an example, if the medical negligence you’ve experienced has caused you to take time off work without pay, then special damages compensation may help you to recover the earnings you missed out on.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors

We work with solicitors who offer Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs), also known as No Win No Fee services. At Legal Expert, we understand that if you have been injured, made ill or had an existing medical condition worsened, you may want to avoid the stress of paying an upfront fee, especially if your injuries have caused you a loss in income.

Using No Win No Fee solicitors for Bristol medical negligence claims means that you will only pay your solicitor’s legal fees if your case is successful. Therefore, there is less financial pressure placed upon you. There is more financial burden placed on your chosen solicitor, so they should have plenty of incentive to work hard on your case. A solicitor is only likely to take on a case under a No Win No Fee agreement if they are confident that it will succeed.

Call us today to talk about your clinical negligence claim and the option of using a No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor for Bristol claims.

How To Make A Medical Negligence Claim

We are Legal Expert and we are a trusted legal advisory service. Our solicitors have a lot of experience in handling medical negligence cases. In fact, some of our solicitors have over 30 years of experience in getting medical negligence compensation for victims. If you have been a victim of medical negligence, then trust Legal Expert to find the clinical negligence solicitors to manage your case.

Call Legal Expert today to see if our clinical and medical solicitors can help you sue for compensation. Call 0800 073 8804 today and our advisors will be happy to speak to you.

Other Medical Negligence Guides You May Find Helpful

In this final section of our guide on hiring medical negligence solicitors for claims in Bristol, we have included links to other medical negligence guides that you may find useful:

Still have questions about selecting medical negligence solicitors for Bristol personal injury claims? If so, you are welcome to contact Legal Expert today using the contact details included within this guide.

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