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Medical Negligence Solicitors For Manchester – No Win No Fee Claims Guide

By Daniel Thomas. Last updated on 9th December 2021. Welcome to our guide on medical negligence solicitors for Manchester. The UK has one of the world’s best healthcare systems with internationally recognised standards. As such, most patients who are treated by either NHS or private healthcare services, expect to receive good levels of care.

Many patients won’t have any problems and will receive the highest quality of healthcare. However, for some patients things will go wrong and through error or direct negligence, patients might be injured or find their illness getting worse. In this guide, we will look at some of the most common circumstances for using a solicitor to claim compensation after their health is impacted by a negligent medical practitioner.

Clinical & medical negligence claims can be caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider. Patients may then suffer injuries due to this. Causes may include;

  • Failures to correctly diagnose medical conditions or wrongly diagnosing a condition. This may also include the failure to diagnose a condition quickly enough.
  • Errors when carrying out a procedure, operation or the dispensing of medication.
  • Errors in the prescription of treatment, medications or therapy.
  • Medical practitioners not getting informed consent from a patient, or not fully warning a patient about any risks of being treated or not treated.

Patients who are looking to bring a medical negligence compensation claim will need to show that the treatment they received was carried out in a negligent way, or that it had significant negative effects on their health.

Contact Details

If you have any questions or issues, get in touch with us. By communicating with us directly, we can offer advice that is specific to your situation. Should we think that you have a valid claim, we could put you in touch with one of our expert medical negligence solicitors for the Manchester area.  They will work with you on a No Win No Fee basis.

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How To Find The Best Clinical Negligence Solicitors In Manchester

Medical Negligence Solicitors Manchester

Medical Negligence Solicitors Manchester

It’s important to find the best medical negligence solicitors for Manchester to work on your case. No matter where you are based in the country, our experienced solicitors will work their hardest to get you the compensation you may deserve. There are many clinical negligence solicitors to choose from. You can find out the best ways to choose a solicitor for Manchester below.

Reading Reviews Of Medical Negligence Solicitors For Manchester

Like many professional services, thanks to the web, today you can find a plethora of reviews of medical and clinical negligence solicitors from across the UK. Online reviews have made it much easier to read, evaluate and compare a range of different professional services, such as medical negligence solicitors for the Manchester area.

Reading reviews of the different professional No Win No Fee services that are offered by solicitors can be a great way to compare the different services they offer as you choose which solicitor to work with. Try to compare the different service packages they offer, as well as looking at how different solicitors structure their fees and if they offer a truly No Win No Fee service.

Whilst reading reviews is a good way to learn more about legal services, it is not a substitute to directly talking to a professional.

Email the team at Legal Expert today via info@legalexpert.co.uk.

Should I Use Medical Negligence Solicitors In Manchester?

There is no legal requirement for you to hire legal aid that is local to you. In fact, you don’t need to hire a lawyer at all. However, we do strongly recommend that you do. Having legal assistance can make the process feel smoother and less stressful, as you have the support and guidance of a solicitor to assist you in your claim.

Should you hire a solicitor, you are free to do so from anywhere across the country, You don’t need to hire medical negligence solicitors in Manchester just because that’s where your injuries were sustained or your illnesses developed.

Whilst we are not physically based in the area, our expert medical negligence solicitors for Manchester have handled many local claims. Almost every aspect of making a claim can be handled remotely. Emails and video chats are just some of the tools at our disposal that assist with this.

The main process that needs to be carried out in person is an independent medical assessment. This needs to be performed so that the severity of your injuries can be logged helping with the process of working out the value of your claim. We can organise this for you so that it is carried out locally. This way, your travel is kept to a minimum.

Additionally, if you would prefer a face-to-face meeting with your solicitor then we can arrange this too.

What Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims Do We Handle?

Another term for medical negligence is clinical negligence. You might often come across this term when researching how to make a claim or talking to your solicitors. We can handle a wide range of clinical or medical negligence claims types.

These claims include situations where a healthcare practitioner has breached their duty of care. The solicitors we work with have the experience, skills, and knowledge to help clients who might be facing a wide range of medical negligence cases.

Generally, these claims include circumstances where a healthcare provider, professional or worker (such as a dentist, GP or surgeon) has breached their duty of care to a patient. The solicitors we work with are experienced and dedicated professionals who have the skills and knowledge to help clients who are facing a range of different medical negligence cases.

Clinical Negligence Hospital Claims

The solicitors who are part of our expert panel can help you to make claims against either of the main hospitals in the city, these include the Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Our clinical negligence solicitors covering the North West of England can help people who have experienced negligence as a result of care in the NHS or under private healthcare providers.

Manchester Dental Negligence Compensation Claims

Dental negligence compensation claims can be handled by our experienced panel of solicitors who specialise in medical negligence claims. These claims might include;

  • Delays in a patient’s diagnosis or treatment.
  • Misdiagnosis of a condition.
  • Nerve injuries.
  • Cosmetic issues or those requiring restorative dentistry.
  • Errors and treatment mistakes that cause a patient to lose their teeth

GP Negligence Claims

Whilst many people are treated well by their GP, it is possible that you feel that you have been treated in a negligent way by them. If this is the case, you should talk to an experienced solicitor. Most GP’s won’t be specialists. They work in general day-to-day medicine. They will refer patients to other specialists who have the experience to treat a patient.

However, in certain cases, a doctor might miss a symptom or fail to correctly diagnose a condition. This can be classed as negligence on the part of the doctor. If the negligence leads to a patient getting worse, or that they are not treated correctly, you may be able to claim compensation.

Cancer Negligence Compensation Claims

The specialist cancer negligence compensation solicitors we work with are able to cover Greater Manchester, and can support you through the difficult process of seeking the compensation you deserve.

We have experience in helping clients and their families to get the compensation they deserve. Our cancer negligence compensation claims specialists can assist with cancer cases related to mistreatment, misdiagnosis or delay in the diagnosis of a case. All of these situations can be considered to be negligent on the part of the doctors.

Claims For Negligence In Care Homes

Whilst most care homes and nursing homes will provide excellent patient care, this is not always the case. Some care homes have been shown to lack the necessary staffing, supervision, equipment or facilities needed to provide the appropriate level of care for the vulnerable, elderly or sick.

If you believe that you, a friend or family member has not or is not receiving the expected standard of care, or are being consciously neglected in a care home you may be able to bring a compensation claims case against the provider or staff members.

Care home claims can be a little bit of a grey area and therefore more difficult to understand. As care workers are not typically medically trained, they cannot be guilty of medical negligence. This doesn’t mean you can’t make a claim if a loved one is injured whilst under their care.

Get in touch for more information.

Birth Injuries Medical Negligence

Birth injuries medical negligence claims can be brought against a hospital or medical staff such as a midwife. These types of claims can be brought for injuries to the child or mother and may have happened during the pregnancy, whilst the mother was in labour or giving birth or after the child is born.

These types of injuries can include things like brain damage and cerebral palsy. Talk to the expert solicitors today to find out more about birth injuries and birth injury compensation claims.

NHS Medical Negligence Statistics

This section focuses on claims made against the NHS for medical negligence. The NHS Annual Report 2020/21 shows us that the NHS paid £2,209 billion in costs associated with clinical negligence over this period.

This figure is not inclusive of similar claims that were made against private healthcare companies. Those figures are not as readily available as the NHS have made theirs.

You can see how the amount was broken down in the graph below.

Medical negligence solicitors Manchester statistics graph

Medical negligence solicitors Manchester statistics graph

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Manchester

If you are concerned about the financial impact that making a claim could have on you, then we may have a solution. All of our medical negligence solicitors for the Manchester area work with their clients on a No Win No Fee basis. If you are unsure as to what this means, let us explain.

When you hire a solicitor, they will accrue certain costs as they assist you in pursuing your medical negligence claim. You will usually be required to pay them in full at the conclusion of your case. There may even be an upfront fee involved.

However, our medical negligence solicitors work with their clients under a different arrangement. The deal is known as a No Win No Fee or Conditional Fee Agreement. This means that you won’t be expected to pay your lawyer anything if your claim is unsuccessful.

Should you be awarded compensation, this is the only time you will be expected to cover your lawyer’s fees. It is taken from your settlement in the form of a small percentage before it even reaches you. The percentage that is taken is kept small by law. This is so the majority of your compensation is protected.

Alternatively, you can just make a claim without legal assistance. However, this is not something that we recommend. Without the help of an experienced solicitor, the process can be quite confusing. You have a greater chance of success when you have a lawyer by your side than if you don’t. Without a No Win No Fee deal in place, you may even be expected to cover expensive legal bills even in the event of an unsuccessful claim.

This could lead to you ending up in financial distress. That is one of the many reasons we suggest you get in touch and work with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Manchester.

How To Make Clinical And Medical Negligence Claims

There are a few steps involved in making a claim for medical negligence. Firstly, you’ll need to inform those in charge of the medical facility where you were injured that you plan to make a claim. If they admit liability then it’s possible that could offer you a settlement relatively early on in the process.

Be wary, though. This initial offer is sometimes quite low. We recommend you seek legal advice before accepting any offers.

You’ll also need to gather evidence. Things like medical reports and photographs of any physical injuries are good examples of this. The more quality evidence you have, the better.

Seeking legal advice is also a very helpful step to take. Our advisors are standing by to help you and possibly connect you with one of our expert medical negligence solicitors for Manchester. Get in touch today.

Helpful Links

Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Rd,
M13 9WL
Tel: 0161 276 1234
Website: www.cmft.nhs.uk/royal-infirmary

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Oxford Rd,
M13 9WL
Tel: 0161 276 1234
Website: www.cmft.nhs.uk/childrens-hospitals/contact-us

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