Chelmsford Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide
If you, someone you know, or someone whom you are legally responsible for (such as a child or elderly relative) has experienced what is legally defined as ‘pain and suffering’ as a result of the care received through a doctor or other medical practitioner in Chelmsford, you may be able to make a claim for compensation for damages suffered from the practitioner, healthcare provider or authority. Our Chelmsford medical negligence team can help people who have suffered in this way whilst under care in hospitals, GP surgeries, and dentists in the Chelmsford area. Legal Expert can help you to claim hundreds or thousands of pounds in compensation for your pain and suffering. You can call our Chelmsford team today by calling on 0800 073 8804 and start discussing your case.
Our dedicated team can provide Chelmsford solicitors who are able to cover this town and the surrounding areas. They will be able to review your case and determine whether or not you could make a successful claim. They may also be able to estimate the value of your claim. When you are ready to start making your claim, our specialist team will then be able to provide you with a solicitor who covers the wider Chelmsford area. All without any upfront fees or costs.
Patients who are accessing healthcare services in the UK should always expect to receive the highest possible level of care. This is true for both providers in the NHS, or in the private sector. All patients using health and social care services should expect practitioners, staff, and providers to deliver their care without negligent treatment. Whilst this is true for the majority of people, sometimes negligence does happen and this negligence can lead to a variety of different medical complications, such as an injury being made worse or the contraction of a hospital communicated disease. If you have suffered any form of medical negligence in somewhere such as the Chelmsford and Essex Hospital, contact our legal team today.
People need to use medical negligence solicitors for a wide variety of reasons and under different circumstances. Clinical malpractice or negligence is a type of tort law and can be defined as the provision of the incorrect, improper or unskilled treatment of a patient. This can be by a medical practitioner at any level of service. The responsible party (the person who caused the negligence) could be a nurse, surgeon, a doctor or a dentist. It could also be a pharmacist in a hospital or doctors who have provided the wrong medication to a patient. Other professionals in the provision of health and social care can also owe a duty of care to a patient. Any and all of these practitioners, as well as the authority they work for, may be liable for the injuries you have suffered. You are legally entitled to make a compensation against a practice or medical worker who owes you and duty of care and who breached this. Your settlement can include compensation for both the effect on you and any costs you have had to pay.
If you have suffered medical negligence that happened in Chelmsford, your solicitor will be able to establish the basis for a claim if it meets the three-part test required of these claims. This three-part test will establish that the doctor (or other practitioners) owed the patient a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the practitioner, and that as a result of this breach in the duty of care, the claimant suffered some form of suffering or pain. The Chelmsford solicitors (those covering this area) we work with can help claimants to bring a claim on behalf of someone who has passed away as a direct result of the care that they have suffered. To do so, you will need to be the claimants next of kin, or the legally responsible for the claimant in some way.
Read the guide below to find out more about making a compensation claim using our dedicated solicitors.
Finding The Right Solicitors In Chelmsford
Whether you are looking for medical negligence solicitors in Chelmsford or one who can cover the Chelmsford area, there may be several different legal firms or national companies whom you could use. As such, people often wonder what the best way to differentiate between them. At the same time, finding the right solicitor to handle you can be the most important stage of a compensation claim process. Remember that you need to find a solicitor who has the experience in handling similar cases, and one who has a good track record of securing higher levels of compensation settlements. You should use a solicitor who can support you through the compensation claims process. Following the steps below, you can find a solicitor to work with.
Chelmsford Solicitor Reviews
Reading Chelmsford solicitor reviews can be one of the best ways in which to find a solicitor who can cover claims in this town, or even across the country, as well as learning more about their general experience in doing so. Reading different reviews of solicitors in your given location, such as Chelmsford may help, but it could lead to you missing out on an experienced solicitor based in another area. Reading such reviews can provide you clear and impartial reviews and alongside talking to your family and friends who have used a solicitor can help to choose a solicitor. However, a much easier way in which to find a solicitor who covers medical negligence claims in Chelmsford is to contact Legal Expert.
Do I Need To Work With A Chelmsford Solicitor?
You do not need to work with a Chelmsford solicitor, simply one who can cover claims within this area. Whilst many of us are used to using services remotely, and communicating across the country or around the world each day, we often still think we need to find a solicitor who is based in the same town as we are. However, today that needn’t be the case. Our Chelmsford medical negligence team are able to provide you with an experienced solicitor who can cover claims in this part of the country. Your solicitor may even be able to book things such as medical examinations close to you and could organise a home visit for you as we establish the basis of your claim and gather the evidence necessary. Today you can keep in touch with a solicitor remotely just as easily as if they were in the same town.
What Claims Do Legal Expert’s Medical Negligence Team Handle?
Our medical negligence team works can work with a people who have experienced pain and suffering as a result of medical negligence. We are able to handle NHS compensation cases, as well as that caused by private providers. We can handle a very wide variety of claims and in the sections below we look at what are some of the most common causes and consequences of medical negligence. If the type of provider you experienced medical negligence with, or the consequences you suffered are not listed below don’t worry. These are illustrative of the wider nature of these types of claims, and the list is not exhaustive.
Hospital Negligence Compensation
Cases of medical negligence experienced in a hospital may present in a very wide variety of different ways. There could be a plethora of circumstances which can lead to a person contracting some forms of hospital negligence. In general, they will all involve cases where a practitioner or hospital (such as The Priory Hospital Chelmsford) has delivered substandard care, which in some way results if the patient experiencing suffering and pain in some form. The negligent action which led to the pain and suffering can be identified as a breach of the hospitals’ duty of care. As hospitals deal with injuries which have a wide range of severities, the results can also be wide-ranging.
The negligent treatment that you received may have exacerbated your existing condition, or it could have caused an entirely new condition or set of symptoms. The solicitors we can provide people can cover negligence claims against a hospital in your area.
Dental Negligence Oral Health Claims
Dental negligence, oral health claims can be brought against dental practitioners and deal with incidences where someone has experienced dental negligence whilst being provided with dental care. People who dental negligence claims can be brought against may include, dentists, dental nurses, dental surgeons, anesthetists, and anyone else involved in the provision of dental care, as well as the organisations they work for. In a similar way to GP and hospital negligence claims, dental negligence claims may involve the defendant failing to deliver the expected or the required type of treatment. Dental negligence may drastically affect a person’s oral health and lead to long-term consequences. The solicitors we can provide you who cover dental negligence claims in Chelmsford are on hand seven days a week.
Compensation For GP Negligence
Compensation for GP negligence can pay out compensation for illness or injury as well as pain and suffering which a patient experiences as a result of the doctors care. The claim may be brought against the practice itself, or an individual practitioner or other bodies. You solicitor will be able to determine where liability lays.
The consequences of GP negligence can include very mild to very serious and severe consequences, injury and illness. They can even be life altering in the most serious cases. Common negligent actions might include a doctor failing to prescribe the right type of treatment, the doctor not altering medication if needed, or the provision of the wrong treatment for a condition.
Cancer Negligence Compensation
Cancer negligence cases may lead to serious outcomes for the patient. As a serious disease, any delay in the application of treatment, provision of the wrong course of treatment, or the failure of a doctor to diagnose cancer in the first place, can lead to a patient not recovering as well as they would have, or even not recovering. Contact Legal Expert today if you have suffered any form of negligence during your cancer treatment.
Nursing And Care Home Compensation Cases
Nursing and care homes owe their service users a duty of care. The people who are using these services help very vulnerable people, those who could be elderly, disabled or otherwise infirm. If you have experienced pain and suffering are a result of medical negligence in a nursing or care home, you can claim for compensation. You can also make a compensation claim on behalf of a someone you are legally responsible for if they have passed away, or if they are not able to make the claim themselves. Legal Expert can provide you with a solicitor covering the Chelmsford area.
Hospital Negligence During Births
Hospital negligence during births can result in serious and lasting injuries to the child and the mother. Common forms of injury or illness during the birth and delivery may include oxygen deprivation leading to physical or mental disabilities, contraction of infections and other physical injuries. Other injuries may affect the mother. If you or the child you have given birth to, or a relative has suffered negligent treatment during childbirth, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against the hospital involved.
Clinical Negligence Compensation Settlements
Care provided by the NHS may lead to NHS compensation cases can being made against the service provider. In these cases, liability may rest with the NHS hospital trust or Clinical Commissioning Group which was ultimately responsible for the care provided.
|Healthcare Provider||Claims Recieved 2015/ 16||Number of Incident 2015/ 16||Payments Made|
|Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust||70||7||2,164,906|
|North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust||6||*||446,656|
|South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust||15||*||1,022,899|
This table includes data for the value and volume of compensation claims which have been brought against hospital trusts in Chelmsford for 2015/16.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors In Chelmsford
If you need to make a claim for medical negligence compensation, using a no win, no fee solicitor who can cover the Chelmsford area. Using a no win, no fee solicitors means that you won’t need to make any upfront payments, making them the more affordable way to take legal action. The main benefit of using a no win, no fee solicitor is that you will only have to pay in the event of a win, and only if a settlement is awarded. You can see our guide to what no win, no fee claims are and how they work here.
Contact Legal Expert Today
Contact the specialists at Legal Expert today by calling our specialist team at the number above. You can also send our team an email to email@example.com. Our team is here from 9am to 9pm seven days a week.
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Local Chelmsford hospitals
Chelmsford and Essex Hospital
New London Road,
Tel: 01245 362000
Priory Hospital Chelmsford
Tel: 01245 345345