Salford Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee
By Meg Sodha. Last updated 23rd December 2021. Welcome to our guide which aims to help you find the best medical negligence solicitors for Salford to represent your claim. An experienced solicitor could help you get the compensation you deserve by using their knowledge of clinical negligence.
Although you may have concerns about the costs often required for a solicitor to start work on your claim, there are other options that we’ll explore in our guide.
Furthermore, we’ll explore the importance of obtaining medical evidence in support of your claim.
We’ll also provide you with an idea of what your compensation settlement may comprise. In addition, we’ll look at how your overall settlement figure may be calculated.
Despite covering the information you need in our guide, we understand you may still have questions. If so, please contact us on the following details for further help and advice:
- Telephone – 0800 073 8804
- Fill out the contact form with your query
- Get instant advice using the live chat function below
Explore The Sections Below For More Information On Medical Negligence Solicitors For Salford
- Clinical vs Medical Negligence Claims
- The Best Way To Find Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors For Salford
- What Compensation Claims Do Our Medical Negligence Solicitors For Salford Handle?
- Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator
- NHS Negligence Claims Statistics 2019/2020
- Use Our No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors For The Salford Area
- Starting A Successful Clinical Negligence Claim
- Additional Resources And Medical Negligence Guides
During a visit to any healthcare professional, it’s reasonable to expect them to treat you with the correct standard of care.
However, there are circumstances when the care you receive may fall below the expected standard. As a result, your original condition could worsen or you could develop a new illness or injury.
For instance, a dentist may have incorrectly performed a procedure to extract a decayed tooth that was causing damage to your gums by removing the wrong tooth.
As a result, you may have experienced your original condition worsening due to delayed treatment. Furthermore, you may have sustained an additional injury after unnecessarily having a different tooth removed.
If you have experienced a similar situation due to a healthcare professional failing to take reasonable steps to ensure you were treated correctly, you may wish to seek compensation.
If so, you may wish to hire the services of a solicitor to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Our medical negligence solicitors for Salford have experience helping people claim compensation in various types of medical negligence claims. We have explored how they could help you through each stage of your claim throughout our guide.
However, please remember you can contact our team on the number above if you’d like to learn more about working with medical compensation lawyers.
Alternatively, continue reading to find out how evidence may play a role in proving medical negligence.
Can I Prove Medical Negligence Occurred?
As part of the claims process, you may be required to provide medical evidence in support of your claim. Any evidence you provide could be used to highlight whether a medical professional gave you the correct care.
For instance, doctor records could show whether you were referred for further tests in a reasonable timeframe to avoid your condition worsening.
Alternatively, hospital records could show whether you received the correct diagnosis. For instance, a doctor may have failed to refer you for an X-ray even though you presented clear signs of a fractured wrist.
As a result, you may have received a misdiagnosis of a sprain and the wrong treatment which caused ongoing problems with the movement in your wrist.
Evidence may also be considered alongside the Bolam test which involves a group of medical peers trained in a relevant field of medicine assessing your case. The peers will look at your case to determine whether the care you received met the required standard to prevent you from sustaining further or avoidable harm.
If you decide to work with one of our medical negligence solicitors for Salford, they can help you obtain the evidence you need. Furthermore, they can guide you through the often complex process of proving medical negligence.
When deciding on a solicitor to represent your claim, it may benefit you to focus on the experience they have in handling medical negligence cases.
In doing so, you can find experienced medical negligence solicitors to help you put together a strong case for compensation.
Additionally, there are other factors to consider that could help ensure you choose the right solicitor for your claim. We have explored these further in the following sections.
Reading Reviews of Salford Medical Negligence Solicitors
An effective method for sourcing the best medical negligence solicitors is to read reviews left by previous claimants.
There are plenty of online review platforms available, that could help you to get an understanding of the quality of service a solicitor provides. Also, you could get an idea of the experience they have handling claims similar to your own.
Furthermore, reviews could help you find out whether a solicitor could take your case under a No Win No Fee agreement to help you avoid upfront costs.
Alternatively, you may wish to learn more about our clinical negligence solicitors and the services they provide. If so, you can find out more by reading the reviews left by clients we’ve previously worked with on our page.
Do I Need To Use Local Clinical Negligence Solicitors Near Me?
In today’s modern world, communication options are extremely varied. There are so many ways to keep in touch with your solicitor, such as phone calls, email or video chats.
Consequently, you do not need to work with medical negligence solicitors in Salford. Instead, you can compare more experienced solicitors that may be located further away.
So to answer your question ‘do I need to use medical negligence solicitors near me?’, you have other options.
At Legal Expert, we have clinical and medical negligence solicitors that could handle all types of cases. For instance:
- NHS misdiagnosis claim
- Surgery negligence claims
- Optician negligence claim
- Medical negligence for sepsis claims
- Cosmetic surgery negligence claim
We have explored these in more detail in the following sections. However, it’s important to note that if your claim doesn’t fit with any of the situations below, we could still handle your claim.
For that reason, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your case with an advisor.
Hospital Negligence Claims
There are several incidents that could cause you further or avoidable harm while receiving care in a hospital. For instance:
- Surgical error: A surgeon may have amputated the wrong leg, causing your original condition to worsen and causing you an additional injury. As a result, you may have experienced avoidable physical and psychological harm.
- Poor hygiene: You may have contracted a hospital infection such as MRSA due to poor hygiene control in the hospital where you received treatment.
As you can see, there are many types of hospital negligence claims. Our medical negligence solicitors for Salford have experience handling both private and NHS medical negligence cases.
Dental Medical Negligence Claims
As medically trained professionals, dentists are also required to meet the expected standard of care when treating their patients. Failing to do so could result in the following incidents of dental negligence:
- Your dentist may have failed to diagnose you with gum disease despite you presenting clear signs of the condition. As a result, you may have experienced nerve damage due to your condition worsening.
- Your dentist may have used the wrong equipment when performing a root canal procedure causing you significant scarring.
For more information on dental compensation claims, please don’t hesitate to call an advisor to discuss your case in more detail.
GP Medical Negligence Claims
Often when we are ill, the first person we turn to is our GP. We expect them to take reasonable steps to ensure we are treated with the minimum standard of care. However, in some cases, this doesn’t always happen.
Consequently, it could result in the following situations occurring:
- A doctor may have been unable to diagnose your condition based on the information they were presented with. However, they may have failed to then refer you for further tests, causing your condition to deteriorate because you received no treatment.
- Your doctor may have failed to check your patient history and prescribed you the incorrect medication causing you to experience an allergic reaction.
If you have experienced something similar, our medical negligence solicitors for Salford could help you get the compensation you deserve.
Cancer Negligence Claims
Cancer medical negligence claims could be made if incorrect care led to you receiving a delayed or misdiagnosis of cancer.
For instance, if a doctor was concerned that you had symptoms of cancer, they may have arranged an urgent referral for you to receive further tests.
However, if there were unreasonable delays with the referral it may have caused your condition to worsen.
In some cases, a delayed diagnosis could result in severe consequences such as death. If you know a loved one who has experienced this, you could claim on their behalf.
Please contact our team on the number above for more information on seeking delayed cancer diagnosis compensation.
Nursing Home Negligence Compensation
It’s not unreasonable to expect to receive the minimum standard of care as a resident in a nursing home. However, this isn’t always the case.
For instance, a nurse may have failed to distribute the correct dosage of insulin medication prescribed to regulate symptoms of diabetes. As a result, your body may have run out of insulin causing you to experience symptoms of a diabetic coma.
An experienced solicitor could help you make a nursing home negligence compensation claim for yourself or on behalf of a loved one. For further details, call the number at the top of the page to speak with an advisor.
Childbirth Negligence Claims
Negligence during childbirth or pregnancy could result in the mother and baby sustaining a birth injury. For instance:
- Your midwife may have incorrectly used forceps causing your baby to sustain a minor skull fracture.
- Your doctor may have failed to diagnose you with prenatal depression despite you exhibiting clear symptoms. As a result, you may have experienced avoidable psychological harm.
We understand that such cases can be very traumatic. However, our medical negligence solicitors for Salford could help you claim compensation for birth negligence. Call the number above to discuss your next steps with an advisor.
We understand you may want to know how much compensation you could receive. However, it’s difficult to provide a definitive figure because all cases are handled individually.
Instead, you could use our medical negligence compensation calculator to get an estimate of how much your claim is worth.
Please be aware though, your actual settlement will vary so you should only use the figure as a guide.
Alternatively, if you choose to hire a solicitor, they could accurately estimate your compensation using medical evidence provided in support of your claim. They may also use the Judicial College Guidelines, a document often used to help value claims.
In the table below, you can view the claims successfully made against NHS trusts in the Salford area for the 2019/20 period.
Additionally, the table highlights how much was paid out in damages, NHS and claimant legal costs.
The figures are provided by NHS Resolution’s Trust and Authority Claims Data 2019/2020.
|NHS Trust Involved||Number of Successful Claims 2019/2020||Total Paid in Damages, NHS and Claimant Legal Costs 2019/2020|
|Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust||39||£10,044,755|
Our medical negligence solicitors for Salford could provide you with No Win No Fee services. For instance, they could take your case under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
Under a CFA, you will pay for your solicitor’s service if your claim succeeds and you have been awarded compensation. In these instances, a fee will be deducted as a legally capped percentage from your final settlement figure.
However, before you enter into an agreement with your solicitor, they will outline how the fee works.
If your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t pay solicitor fees. Furthermore, you won’t be required to pay upfront costs, which is something other solicitors may require to start work on your claim.
Although you have the option to make a claim at no initial cost without legal representation, there are other fees that may incur while your claim is ongoing.
For instance, you may need to pay fees to obtain medical evidence in support of your claim. However, these fees are covered by the CFA.
For more information on working with No Win No Fee medical claims lawyers, contact our team on the number above.
If you have any questions after reading our guide, we have a dedicated team available to provide you with further help and advice. Our advice is available free of charge and comes with no obligation to continue with our services.
However, if you are ready to make a claim, we can provide you with the best medical negligence solicitors for the Salford area based on what you tell us about your case. This will ensure you have an experienced solicitor helping you get the compensation you deserve.
If you would like to get in touch, there are a number of ways you can do so, including the following:
- Telephone – 0800 073 8804
- Fill out the contact form with your query
- Get instant advice using the live chat function below
We have provided links to some of our other guides covering different areas of medical negligence. Additionally, we have provided additional resources regarding the standard of care you should expect to receive in a medical setting.
For more information on blood transfusion medical negligence claims, see our guide.
Visit our guide to find out the steps you could take following an incident of medical negligence causing death.
Our guide on laser eye surgery claims could help if you’ve experienced further or avoidable harm in a similar situation.
Visit the Care Quality Commission for more information on the fundamental standards which your care must never fall below.
See the NHS Constitution for England which outlines the rights you have as a patient.
Local Medical Facilities In The Salford Area
If you need to get in contact with one of the local hospitals, dental practices or other medical centres in Salford, you can find the contact details below:
19 Lancaster Road
Tel: 0161 787 3492
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0161 789 7373
Tel: 0161 736 1397
Blackfriars Medical Practice
138 Chapel Street
Tel: 0161 819 4790
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Thank you for reading our guide exploring the benefits of choosing the best medical negligence solicitors for Salford when seeking compensation.