Nottingham Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Max Mitrovic. Last Updated 9th May 2022. In this guide, we’ll advise you on the steps to follow if you’re considering making a compensation claim in Nottingham with medical negligence solicitors. When we go to a hospital or a medical centre, we are entitled to receive an adequate standard of care. Healthcare providers have a duty of care to take all reasonable steps to deliver this to their patients. Therefore, we might not expect treatment to result in avoidable harm. However, there are cases whereby medical negligence occurs.
Not all cases of healthcare going wrong are due to medical negligence. However, if you have evidence that you have been harmed because of this, you may be entitled to compensation.
Read on to learn more about what needs to be considered to confirm if you’re eligible to start a claim. We’ll also talk you through the things to look out for if you decide to hire a solicitor to support your claim. We may be able to help out with your potential claim and we’ll explain how. We’ll also cover different types of medical negligence claims that we can assist with. This guide also covers the benefits of hiring a No Win No Fee solicitor for Nottingham medical negligence claims.
To speak to an advisor about making a medical negligence claim in the Nottingham area, you can contact Legal Expert today. We can provide free legal advice for Nottingham residents who are exploring the possibility of starting a compensation claim. You can reach us online through our contact page or our 24/7 live chat service. You can also phone us by calling 0800 073 8804.
Find Out More In The Sections Below
- What Is Medical Negligence?
- How To Find The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For Nottingham To Represent My Claim
- What Medical Negligence Claims Do Our Solicitors For Nottingham Handle?
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For Nottingham
- How To Make Clinical And Medical Negligence Claims
- Helpful Links
Medical negligence is when a medical professional has provided an inadequate standard of care that has resulted in an additional injury or illness or a condition getting worse.
Some examples of medical negligence include late cancer diagnoses, which result in the condition getting worse or becoming fatal, as well as surgical errors that lead to further complications.
If you feel that you have been the victim of medical negligence, it is important to align yourself with the best solicitors to give you the greatest chance of winning your case. This is something we can assist with at Legal Expert.
For your case to be a success, the solicitors you work with will need to be able to show that you were owed a duty of care by the healthcare professional or organisation you are suing. They also need to show that this duty of care was breached, and because of this, you were injured.
If this can be proven, there is a very high chance that you will be awarded compensation for your case. Read on to discover more about medical negligence and working with medical compensation lawyers.
Alternatively, please get in touch with our team for free legal advice on Nottingham claims.
When making a medical negligence claim in Nottingham, it’s up to you whether you want to hire a solicitor to support your case. If you do want one, you’ll want to find the best solicitors who can cover your area. We would always recommend hiring a solicitor that has a lot of experience in handling these kinds of claims.
If they don’t, they may overlook some details that an experienced solicitor wouldn’t miss. That could possibly cost you gaining the maximum amount of compensation possible. There are several factors to consider when choosing which medical negligence lawyers to represent your case. We have explored these factors in the sections below.
Read Reviews Of Medical Negligence Solicitors For Nottingham
There are a number of different approaches you can use to locate the best solicitors for Nottingham. This includes talking to family and friends who have used the services of medical negligence solicitors for Nottingham before.
It also includes reading reviews online to see what previous clients have had to say about the legal firm in question. Make sure you use independent review websites. Most importantly, you need to speak to the experts.
Here at Legal Expert, our team can offer free legal advice on hiring medical negligence solicitors for Nottingham claims. You can check out our reviews section to learn more about how well our solicitors have supported clients in the past.
Do I Need To Use No Win No Fee Solicitors in Nottingham?
If you live in Nottingham and have suffered due to medical negligence, you may wish to seek the services of medical negligence solicitors in Nottingham. It’s understandable that, if you are harmed due to negligence in Nottingham, you may want to use Nottingham solicitors to help build your case.
However, in the same way that you don’t necessarily need to seek free legal advice in Nottingham, you also don’t need to specifically use local solicitors. Hiring a local solicitor may not be the best course of action for two reasons:
- Firstly, Nottingham solicitors may not be specialised in the field you’re wanting to claim in. We have a variety of solicitors that you can connect with in just one phone call. Our solicitors have years of experience in all types of claims.
- Secondly, even if they offer free legal advice, the Nottingham solicitors you choose to go with may not provide their services on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you may have to pay upfront or ongoing fees throughout the claims process. A No Win No Fee agreement is often called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This means that your solicitor’s legal costs would only need to be paid at the end of the claim should it be successful.
As this section explains, the answer to the question “do I need to use No Win No Fee solicitors in Nottingham?” is no. Our solicitors are specialised in all types of claims across England and Wales, and can be contacted for free in just one phone call. Please call us to see if you can claim using the details above.
Here at Legal Expert, we handle all types of medical negligence claims. This includes everything from NHS medical negligence to GP negligence claims, as well as dental negligence and care home negligence.
For more information about each type of claim, read on.
Hospital Negligence Compensation Claims
Have you experienced hospital negligence after a medically trained professional provided a substandard level of care? If so, you could claim.
Examples of hospital negligence claims might include:
- Surgical errors
- Poor post-operative care
- Poor hygiene leading to hospital infections
Dental Negligence Claims
Not all claims relate to hospitals and doctor surgeries, some people suffer clinical negligence while they are receiving treatment at the dentist.
This could be anything from a tooth being removed when it didn’t need to be to an anaesthetic not being administered properly.
If a trip to the dentist has made you avoidably ill or led to an injury, contact us to be assigned one of our medical negligence solicitors for the Nottingham area to represent your dental negligence claim.
GP Negligence Claims
When you are not well, your GP will usually be your first port of call. However, in some cases, your GP may not have taken the correct steps to ensure your illness was treated properly.
For instance, they may have failed to correctly diagnose you despite you exhibiting clear symptoms of a condition. As a result, you may have experienced your condition worsening due to delayed treatment.
If you have experienced something similar, you could work with specialist medical negligence solicitors for the Nottingham area to represent your doctor negligence claim.
For more information, contact our team for free legal advice on Nottingham claims.
Cancer Negligence Compensation
A late cancer diagnosis or a misdiagnosis of cancer as a result of a medical professional failing to provide the correct care could result in a fatality in certain cases. In other cases, it could cause cancer to spread as a result of delayed treatment.
If you have suffered because of this, you may wish to seek compensation by making a cancer negligence claim for yourself or on behalf of someone else.
Nursing Home Compensation Claims
If you or someone you love has experienced care home negligence you may wish to put forward a claim for compensation.
An example of medical negligence in a care home might include:
- A nurse may have failed to distribute the correct medication to the correct patients. As a result, the patients may have experienced additional harm from taking the wrong medication. They may have also experienced other complications from not taking the medication they had been prescribed for their condition.
If you or someone you love experienced a similar incident, you could use our claims solicitors for Nottingham to help you seek compensation.
Birth Injuries Medical Negligence
We could also help you to seek compensation by making a birth injury claim. Medical negligence solicitors for Nottingham can help with all types of birth complication claims.
Examples might include where an inadequate level of care has been provided causing:
- Death or injuries to the infant, such as cerebral palsy due to the midwife failing to monitor the baby’s oxygen levels during labour.
- Death or injuries to the mother, such as fractured pelvis due to the midwife using forceps incorrectly.
NHS Medical Negligence Compensation Statistics
Medical negligence, which is sometimes referred to as clinical negligence, can happen anywhere in the UK. Some claims made for this type of negligence each year are made against health services run by the NHS. You can discover more about the number of claims made to NHS Trusts in Nottingham and beyond through data released by NHS Resolution.
According to NHS Resolution data, the following was recorded for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust during the 2019/20 period:
- There were 90 successful clinical negligence claims made against Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
- There were 22 successful clinical negligence claims made against Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
In terms of how much compensation you may receive, you may have come across a medical negligence compensation calculator online. Please note that these tools only provide a rough estimate.
All cases are different, and they are treated as such. You can contact our advisors for a more precise estimate on how much compensation you may receive based on the details of your case.
If you contact Legal Expert, they can offer free legal advice on Nottingham claims. Additionally, our advisors could potentially connect you with one of our No Win No Fee solicitors if you have strong grounds to start a claim.
No Win No Fee solicitors for Nottingham won’t require you to pay an upfront fee to begin working on your claim. They also won’t require any costs while your claim is ongoing.
If your claim succeeds, you will pay a success fee from your compensation. This is taken as a percentage that is subject to a legal cap.
However, if your claim doesn’t win, you won’t pay a success fee.
Making a clinical or medical negligence claim does not need to be difficult. For more information on working with medical claims lawyers or to get your claim up and running, please do not hesitate to give Legal Expert a call.
Can I Get Free Legal Advice On Nottingham Medical Negligence Solicitors?
Our team can provide legal advice that’s free on making your claim with our medical negligence solicitors for Nottingham. They can assess your claim and advise on whether our solicitors could take your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.
Additionally, provided you hold a claim that is valid and has a chance of being successful, they may assign one of our solicitors to your case.
For more information, get in touch on the number above.
We hope we have provided you with all of the information you need regarding working with medical negligence solicitors who cover Nottingham. However, we know you may be after some more details, so here are some helpful links:
This link takes you to our guide on No Win No Fee claims.
This link takes you to our comprehensive guide giving an overview of medical negligence claims.
This guide focuses on how you may be able to claim compensation if you suffer an infection while in a hospital.
This NHS guide explains how you can submit a formal complaint to the organisation. Depending on the circumstances, it may be preferable to follow this procedure before pursuing a compensation claim.
The GOV.UK website provides access to the NHS Constitution, which outlines the principles and values which NHS services are meant to uphold.
In this guide, we look at how you could claim for a birth injury sustained following medical negligence.
Visit this guide on claiming compensation for harm sustained as a result of dental negligence.
Read this guide on seeking compensation for psychological suffering.
A helpful guide on seeking compensation following medical negligence in a hospital.
A useful guide on whether you’re eligible to claim compensation following doctor negligence.
Further Medical Negligence Claim Guides
- Kirkby Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Lancaster Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Medical Negligence Solicitors For Leeds
- Lincolnshire Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Littlehampton Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Loughborough Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Lowestoft Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Luton Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Lytham St Annes Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Macclesfield Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Surgical Fat Transfer Negligence Claims Guide
Other links relating to services in Nottingham:
- Nottingham City Council
- Nottingham County Court and Family Court
- Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
If you would like to speak to an advisor about making a claim in Nottingham with medical negligence solicitors, you can contact Legal Expert. You can reach us online or on the phone using the contact details above.