Oxford Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Meg Blake. Last updated 17th December 2021. Have you experienced further or avoidable harm after a medical professional provided you with care that fell below the minimum standard? If so, our guide on finding the best medical negligence solicitors for Oxford could help.
We’ll help you understand whether you could put forward a claim by looking at different examples of medical negligence.
Additionally, we’ll look at how a solicitor could help you take steps to build a solid case to seek the compensation you deserve.
Furthermore, we’ll explore the compensation you could be awarded in your overall settlement package and the evidence you’ll need to provide in support of your claim.
If you feel ready to start your claim, you could call and speak to our team. An advisor can let you know if you have a legitimate case to make a medical negligence accident claim.
Additionally, they could estimate the compensation payout you may receive and connect you with one of our solicitors to represent your case.
Alternatively, an advisor can answer any questions you may still have whilst or after reading. Either way, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on the following contact details:
- Call us on 0800 073 8804
- Speak with an advisor via the live chat feature below
- Fill out the contact form with your enquiry, and an advisor will contact you
Select A Section Below To Find Out More About Medical Negligence Solicitors For Oxford
- How Do I Know If I Experienced Clinical Or Medical Negligence?
- How Could A Solicitor Help With My Clinical Negligence Claim?
- Finding The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Oxford Area
- What Compensation Claims Do Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Oxford Handle?
- Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims
- NHS Negligence Claims Statistics
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Oxford Area
- Speak To Our Team Today About Starting Your Medical Negligence Claim
- Useful Links And Further Clinical Negligence Resources
Medical or clinical negligence is when a patient receives substandard care that results in further or avoidable harm on the part of a trained medical practitioner, such as a doctor, nurse, midwife or dentist.
In order to determine whether medical negligence occurred, evidence may be used to assess whether a medical professional:
- Breached the duty of care they owed you to provide the correct level of care
- Caused you further harm or harm that could have been avoided
There are various types of negligence that could occur in a medical setting, such as:
- Childbirth medical negligence: A surgeon may have perforated your bowel after cutting too deeply when performing a cesarian section.
- Medical misdiagnosis: A radiologist may have misinterpreted your X-ray results for a suspected fractured wrist. However, the wrong results may have led to you receiving the incorrect diagnosis of a sprain leading to ongoing issues with wrist movement.
- Incompatible blood transfusion: A doctor may have failed to check your blood type, leading to them giving you the incorrect blood during a blood transfusion.
If you have experienced something similar, whether you received care in an NHS or private medical facility, we could help.
Our medical negligence solicitors for Oxford have experience representing different types of claims. For instance, they could help with NHS medical negligence claims and claims against private hospitals.
For more information, please get in touch with our team of advisors on the number above.
Are There Any Medical Negligence Time Limits To Put Forward A Claim?
Medical negligence claims usually have a 3-year time limit from the date the incident caused someone harm or the date they discovered that the incident caused or contributed to the harm they suffered.
However, there are sometimes exceptions to this rule. For that reason, you should contact our team if you’re looking to make a medical negligence claim after three years.
We understand that the process of seeking medical negligence compensation may seem complex. However, if you choose a solicitor to represent you, they could help you take steps to build a strong claim.
For instance, they could help you obtain medical evidence needed to support your claim, such as:
- Hospital records
- Doctor records
- Details on the diagnosis and treatment you received
Additionally, they could arrange for you to attend a local medical exam, which can produce a report on the current state of your condition. The additional exam may be particularly useful if you’re submitting a claim a while after the incident occurred.
It may be beneficial to use a solicitor who has experience handling clinical negligence claims so they can advise you on taking relevant steps to build a strong case.
Our medical negligence solicitors for the Oxford area all have the knowledge needed to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Please call the number above for more information on working with one of our solicitors.
If you are looking for a specialist medical negligence solicitor to represent your claim, it’s important that you choose the best solicitor to represent your case.
In the sections below, we have explored different ways of finding the right solicitor or legal firm for your case.
Read Reviews Of Different Oxford Medical Negligence Solicitors
Medical negligence solicitor reviews could help you learn more about the solicitor or legal firm you wish to use.
Additionally, they could help you gain impartial feedback on the level of service a previous claimant felt their solicitor delivered.
Furthermore, you could learn how they may operate and communicate with a client about their claim. Also, you could find out whether they have the experience needed to handle your claim.
As well as reading solicitors’ reviews, seeking recommendations from family and friends could provide you with options to consider.
Alternatively, you could learn more about the services our solicitors offer by reading reviews left by clients with whom we have previously worked.
Once you have read our reviews, please get in touch with our team if you have any questions.
Do You Need To Choose Local Medical Negligence Solicitors In Oxford?
It’s a common misconception that you must use a local solicitor to make a medical negligence claim. Instead, if the right solicitor for you is not based in your local area, you can look further afield.
By doing so, you could focus on finding a solicitor who is experienced in dealing with claims similar to your own.
Furthermore, seeking legal representation outside Oxford should make no difference to the level of communication you will receive from your solicitor.
In fact, internet communications such as Skype and email make it easy to work with a solicitor further afield.
For that reason, you may wish to consider working with one of our medical negligence solicitors for the Oxford area to help you get the compensation you deserve.
At Legal Expert, we deal with a wide range of clinical negligence claims. For instance:
- NHS compensation claims
- Childbirth negligence claims
- NHS and private hospital negligence claims
- GP negligence claims
We have also included some examples of claims our medical negligence solicitors for Oxford could handle. However, this isn’t a complete list of claims with which we could help you.
If you’d like to discuss a different type of medical negligence, call our team on the number above.
Dental Medical Negligence Claims
There are various ways you could have sustained further or avoidable harm due to dental negligence.
For instance, a dentist may have failed to take reasonable action despite you exhibiting early signs of gum disease. As a result, you may have received delayed treatment that caused you to develop abscesses in your gums.
If you’ve experienced something similar, we could provide you with the right medical compensation lawyer to take on your dental negligence claim.
Cancer Medical Negligence Claims
If you have experienced a late or misdiagnosis of cancer, you may wish to seek cancer negligence compensation.
Cancer misdiagnosis can result in severe consequences, as finding cancer too late can make it more difficult to treat and reduce the sufferer’s chance of survival.
However, there are circumstances in which this could happen. For instance, if your GP suspects you have cancer, they may arrange an urgent referral for you.
However, if there were unreasonable delays with your referral, you may have received a delayed diagnosis leading to your condition worsening.
Our medical negligence solicitors for Oxford could help represent your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
Nursing Home Medical Negligence
Nursing or care home negligence could occur for various different reasons. For instance, a nurse may have failed to give you your angina medication, causing you to experience an angina attack.
If you or a next of kin have suffered a similar type of harm due to a medical professional failing to meet the correct standard of care, we could help.
Call our team to start your claim for medical negligence compensation.
Claim For Hospital Negligence During Birth
Both baby and mother could sustain a birth injury due to a medical professional failing to provide the care that could be reasonably expected. For instance:
- The mother could experience a fractured pelvis due to the incorrect use of forceps.
- The baby could experience distress due to a lack of oxygen, causing them to sustain minor brain damage.
If you or your baby have experienced something similar, please don’t hesitate to call our team to discuss your next steps.
An advisor can assess your claim and connect you with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Oxford. Contact us on the number above for more information.
Generally, your overall settlement package may consist of general and special damages.
Each allows you to seek reimbursement for the damages you’ve experienced as a result of the medical negligence incident in which you sustained harm.
We have explored what each one covers and how they may be calculated in the following sections. However, if you require any further information, please use the number above to contact our team.
As part of the medical negligence claims process, you’re entitled to seek compensation for any physical or psychological injuries.
However, in order to calculate the value of your claim accurately, medical evidence may be used to determine the full extent of your condition. For instance, doctor or hospital records may be used to assess the severity of your condition and the extent to which it’s impacted your quality of life.
Additionally, the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) may also be used alongside any medical evidence. This is a document often used to help value claims.
We have used figures from the JCG to create a table of injuries you may have sustained due to clinical negligence. Additionally, the table includes example figures of how much your injury may be worth.
Please note, the figures in the table should only be used as a guide because your actual compensation settlement will depend on factors unique to your case.
|Injury Type||Further Details||Example Compensation Award|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||(d) Less Severe: Symptoms might include disturbance of sleep, flashbacks and mood disorders. However, the person will have made mostly a full recovery within a couple of years and only experience minor symptoms over a long period.||£3,710 to £7,680|
|Mental Anguish||A person may fear impending death or that their life expectancy has been reduced.||£4,380|
|Reproductive System: Male||(a) (i) Complete loss of reproductive organs.||In excess of £144,420|
|Reproductive System: Male||(c) (i) The most serious cases of surgical sterility||£132,040|
|Reproductive System: Female||(b) Cases where there has been a failure to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy that leads to infertility.||£31,950 to £95,850|
|Reproductive System: Female||(e) Where failed sterilisation leads to an unwanted pregnancy but causes no serious psychological impact.||In the region of £9,570|
|Reproductive System: Female||(f) Where there has been a delay in diagnosing an ectopic pregnancy. However, there will be no impact on fertility.||£3,180 to £19,170|
|Kidney||(a) Complete loss of both kidneys.||£158,970 to £197,480|
|Bowels||(b) Complete loss of natural function leading to the person being dependent on a colostomy.||Up to £140,870|
|Bladder||(b) Total loss of function and control.||Up to £132,040|
If you can’t see your injury listed in the table, one of our advisors could provide you with an estimate of your claim value.
As well as claiming for your injuries, you could also seek reimbursement of any past and future financial losses under special damages.
The monetary losses might include additional care costs, loss of earnings, medical or travel expenses. However, you may need to provide receipts or payslips as evidence to support your claim for special damages.
For more information on the additional costs you could claim, call our team on the number above.
The table below provides statistics on the number of claims made against NHS Trusts in the Oxford area during 2019/2020.
Additionally, the table highlights the total damages paid out during the same year.
The figures used have been provided by NHS Resolution’s Trust and Authority Claims Data 2019/2020.
|NHS Medical Facility||Successful Claims In 2019/2020||Total Paid In Damages, NHS And Claimant Legal Costs|
|Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust||5||£383,200|
|Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust||62||£10,849,350|
Have you been searching for an option that could allow you to seek legal representation whilst avoiding costs often associated with solicitors services?
If so, we could help by appointing one of our solicitors to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis.
This service means that you won’t have to pay solicitor fees if your claim for medical negligence compensation is unsuccessful.
Furthermore, you could avoid paying upfront fees that are sometimes required for a solicitor to start work on your claim.
Additionally, when claiming without a solicitor, you may incur costs while your claim is ongoing. However, these costs are covered by a No Win No Fee agreement.
For successful claims, a small success fee will be deducted from your overall compensation package. The fee is taken as a legally capped percentage to pay your solicitor for the work they’ve done on your claim.
However, your solicitor will explain the fees before you agree to start your claim with them.
If you’d like to enquire about working with one of our medical negligence solicitors for the Oxford area, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.
Our advisors are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim.
Additionally, they can assess your case to see if it has a chance of success. If it does, they could connect you with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Oxford to take your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.
However, if you’re not ready to start your claim yet, an advisor can provide advice on the next steps you may wish to take before seeking legal representation.
Furthermore, you’re under no obligation to use our service in order to get free legal advice from our team.
So, whether you need further clarification or you’re ready to submit your claim and get the compensation you deserve, contact our team on the following:
- Call us on 0800 073 8804
- Speak with an advisor via the live chat feature below
- Fill out the contact form with your enquiry, and an advisor will contact you
The NHS Constitution for England provides guidance on patient rights.
The General Medical Council provides information on the ways in which doctors across the UK are monitored.
Visit our guide exploring the rights you have following a misdiagnosis of cancer.
If you have experienced a delay in treatment resulting in further harm, please see our guide for more information.
For more information on surgical error claims, please visit our guide, which explores the next steps you could take.
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Medical Practices In Oxford
John Radcliffe Hospital
Tel: 0300 304 7777
Oxford, The Manor Hospital,
Tel: 01865 988696
St Clements Surgery,
39 Temple Street,
Tel: 01865 248 550
Dental Temple Street Dental Practice
26 Temple Street,
Tel: 01865 922111
We hope you’ve found the information you need on finding the best medical negligence solicitors for Oxford. However, if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on the number above.