Stoke On Trent Medical Negligence Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Max Mitrovic. Last Updated 5th May 2022. Welcome to this guide about selecting medical negligence solicitors for Stoke-On-Trent claims.
Whether you are treated by a private or NHS practitioner in the UK, most patients will receive an extremely high level of care. However, for some patients, medical treatment can go wrong. If you are harmed while receiving medical treatment because the provider failed to uphold standards of care, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for medical negligence.
In this guide, we look at the circumstances in which medical or clinical negligence can take place and how patients might be able to take legal action against healthcare providers who act negligently in a way that causes harm. We’ll also discuss what you should look out for if you choose to hire a medical negligence solicitor for your claim. We’ll also explain how our own advisors and solicitors could possibly help with your medical negligence claim.
This guide also explains the different heads of claim that your compensation could consist of. We’ll also explain many of the different types of medical negligence claims we can support. We’ll also talk about No Win No Fee solicitors. This includes explaining how they can benefit you if you hire one to support your claim.
For more information and support, you can contact our advisors here at Legal Expert. You can reach us online through our live chat service or by using our claim online form. You can also call our advisors on 0800 073 8804
Medical Negligence Solicitors Stoke-On-Trent
We can provide medical negligence solicitors for Stoke-on-Trent claims and claims across other areas of the country. Clinical and medical negligence claims can potentially occur following different types of issues. These can include medical staff failing to diagnose conditions, making the wrong diagnosis or not catching an illness in time. Negligence can also include mistakes when treatment is carried out or providing inappropriate medication. Sometimes when a patient is harmed while receiving medical care, the care provider may not be considered negligent. This is because It depends on whether they breached the duty of care they owe their patient by failing to uphold acceptable standards while providing their services.
Potential claimants need to show that they have been treated in a negligent way and that the duty of care that they expected was breached, meaning they did not receive an acceptable standard of medical care. In order to make a successful clinical negligence claim, a claimant must show the following;
1). That the defendant owed them a duty of care.
2). That this duty of care was breached.
3). That the breach caused the injury, illness or condition that they are claiming for.
At Legal Expert, we can potentially provide a clinical negligence solicitor to help if you have strong grounds to start a claim. We offer a comprehensive No Win No Fee service and can advise on potential claims involving NHS or private healthcare services.
How To Find The Best Medical Negligence Solicitors In Stoke On Trent
To make a successful medical negligence claim, you may choose to work with a qualified solicitor to support your case. One of the most common ways to find an experienced and reputable solicitor is by asking family and friends for recommendations. Another common way is to look at impartial reviews you might find online. Other ways can include looking up services in your area. At Legal Expert, we can provide experienced and trusted legal solicitors to process credible medical negligence claims.
Reviews of Clinical Negligence Solicitors In Stoke-on-Trent
Reading reviews (whether online or offline) that compare similar professional services can be a great way to differentiate competitors which might look the same. The web and online portals have made it easy to evaluate and compare different solicitors and legal services in the Stoke-On-Trent area. Reviews can help you see what services are offered, levels of experience and track records in securing higher compensation awards. Remember to look at things like fees structures and if they offer a No Win No Fee service.
Whilst reading reviews is a great way to find out more, it is not a substitute for talking to a provider. You can talk to the specialists at Legal Expert today at 0800 073 8804 and see how we can help you.
Do I Need To Use A Solicitor Close To Me?
Today with tools such as email, messaging services and phone calls, professional services (such as a solicitor) can be provided from anywhere in the country. What is more important than the location of your solicitor is their knowledge and experience, ability to recover your damages and your relationship with them. Much of the work on your case can be carried out remotely today. You will be invited to a medical examination, which you will need to attend in person; however, this may be able to be arranged in your local area.
How Much Medical Negligence Compensation Might I Get?
The compensation you receive can be made up of two parts, called general damages and special damages. General damages are awarded for the injury or illness itself. The compensation amount offered can vary a lot. It depends on what injuries or illnesses are claimed for and how severe they are. Special damages include compensation for financial losses which can be directly connected with the harm you’ve suffered. It is only possible to claim for any special damages if you’re eligible to claim for general damages.
Medical negligence solicitors for Stoke-On-Trent claims will have their own track record in securing claims. Whilst one solicitor might charge a higher fee, they may also have a better history of getting clients more compensation. Consider this when selecting a solicitor to work with.
What Claims Can Clinical Negligence Solicitors In Stoke-On-Trent Help Me With?
The medical negligence solicitors for Stoke-on-Trent claims that we can provide have a wide range of experience in helping clients who have experienced medical negligence. Below are some of the common types of claims we can help with.
Dental Negligence Claims
Dental negligence claims can involve incidents where a dental healthcare provider treated a patient in a manner that fell below acceptable standards. This could be through performing a procedure wrongly or failing to diagnose a condition, for instance. Common forms of dental negligence include removing the wrong tooth, failure to diagnose tooth decay or more serious claims such as severing a nerve.
GP Negligence Claims
When you are sick, a GP may be your first point of contact. A GP may diagnose a condition and recommend appropriate treatment or refer you to a specialist. If any actions or decisions they make fall below acceptable care standards, then you may be able to make a compensation claim if they ultimately cause harm to you. GP negligence claims can include not referring patients to a specialist when appropriate, not taking medical history into account or not properly examining a patient. Misdiagnosis can also occur due to GP negligence. If you have experienced any of these, talk to Legal Expert today.
Hospital Negligence Claims
Negligence claims against hospitals can be some of the most serious forms of medical negligence claims. They may involve misdiagnosis, errors in testing or surgical errors leading to very serious, even life-threatening, consequences for a patient. We can offer advice to people who have been treated in a negligent way at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, or other hospitals across the country.
Medical Negligence Claims For Cancer
Cancer negligence claims can include late diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer, as well as the prescription of incorrect treatment or the failure of a doctor to diagnose the symptoms of cancer. These can be extremely serious cases with serious consequences for claimants. Cancer claims can potentially be brought against a GP, oncologist (cancer specialist), radiographer or surgeon who treated you.
Birth Injury Negligence Claims
These claims can potentially be brought against practitioners such as doctors, nurses or midwives. They can also be possibly made against a healthcare trust or hospital. Claims can be made for injuries that were suffered during pregnancy, during the birth itself or after the birth has occurred. Common birth injury claims might include brain damage or conditions such as cerebral palsy. Talk to our advisors today to see how we may be able to help with your potential birth injury claim.
Medical Negligence In Stoke-On-Trent
You may be curious about the number of incidents and claims made against hospitals in the Stoke-On-Trent area, as well as the total value of these claims. When it comes to NHS hospital claims specifically, we can get some insight into this matter from certain data released by NHS Resolution. This data reveals the number of claims different NHS Trusts received during the 2020/21 period. It also shows how much money these Trusts spent towards resolving claims during the same time period.
The data includes figures for Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This Trust oversees a range of NHS services within Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Shropshire. The NHS Resolution data reveals the following:
- During the 2020/21 period, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust received 13 claims in total.
- In the same time period, the Trust spent £2,187,133 in total towards resolving claims made against it. Out of this total money spent, the Trust paid £1,387,669 to claimants to cover their damages. It also spent £306,166 on its own legal costs.
How Much Compensation Could I Receive After Working with Medical Negligence Solicitors for Stoke-on-Trent?
It’s important to note that, whether you’ve suffered from medical negligence or an accident in Stoke-on-Trent, you technically do not need to use solicitors to claim. You can claim directly. However, there are certain benefits to using No Win No Fee solicitors for Stoke-on-Trent due to their knowledge of medical negligence law and their years of experience.
As previously mentioned, there are two potential heads of claim for medical negligence cases: general damages and special damages. The Judicial College analyses previous general damages compensation amounts for specific injuries at varying severities. Stoke-on-Trent solicitors often refer to these amounts when valuing claims. You can see some examples of their compensation brackets below.
|Type Of Injury||Severity||Compensation Bracket||Symptoms|
|Reproductive System: Male||Impotence (ii)||£40,370 to £73,580||In this bracket, it’s likely impotence will be permanent.|
|Back||Severe (iii)||£36,390 to £65,440||Disc fractures or lesions as well as soft tissue injuries causing chronic conditions despite treatment.|
|Pelvis and Hips||Moderate (ii)||£11,820 to £24,950||Cases usually involve hip replacement surgery or other forms of surgery.|
|Pelvis and Hips||Moderate (i)||£24,950 to £36,770||Significant hip or pelvis injury but any permanent disability caused is not major and, as such, there will be no great amount of future risk caused.|
|Neck||Moderate (ii)||£12,900 to £23,460||This bracket includes soft tissue or wrenching-type injuries and a severe disc lesion that results in cervical spondylosis, serious limitation of movement, recurring or permanent pain with the possible need for surgery in the future.|
|Arm||Less Severe||£18,020 to £36,770||Significant disabilities will be caused. However, a large amount of recovery will take place.|
|Elbow||Less Severe||£14,690 to £30,050||Injuries will lead to functional impairment. However, major surgery will not be required and no significant disability will be caused.|
|Hand||Serious||£27,220 to £58,100||The hand will be reduced to around 50 per cent capacity.|
|Leg||(a) (iv)||£91,950 to £124,800||Below-knee amputation of one leg.|
Please remember that this isn’t an exhaustive list of injuries. If your injury is not on here, it’s important to note that there are many types of injuries you can claim for.
Furthermore, whether you decide to claim using medical negligence solicitors for Stoke-on-Trent or not, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the compensation amounts above as every claim is unique. The compensation you could receive is based off many different factors.
Please read on to learn more about the benefits of using our No Win No Fee solicitors for Stoke-on-Trent. You can contact us for free legal advice at a time that works for you if you have queries about the claims process.
No Win No Fee Clinical Negligence Solicitors Stoke-on-Trent
At Legal Expert, our solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. No Win No Fee means that the solicitors we work with offer what is known as a conditional fee agreement. This type of contract sets out what work the solicitors are expected to do for the claimant, as well as what the expected fees can be. It sets out expected charges in the event of win and no win situations. The contract will protect the claimant financially by preventing ongoing or upfront fees. It will state that if the claim is not successful, the claimant will not be expected to pay their solicitor’s legal fees.
If we provide a solicitor to support your claim, they can talk you through any questions you may have about the conditional fee agreement before you sign it. You can learn more about No Win No Fee services in our separate guide.
How To Make A Clinical Or Medical Negligence Claim
If you’d like advice and potential support in making a medical negligence claim, you can speak to our advisors here at Legal Expert. We can provide you with all the information and advice you need. You can talk to our team seven days a week, providing you with all the advice you need when selecting a personal injury solicitor to work with.
You can start your claim today by calling the team at Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804. Alternatively, you can also email our team or contact us by using our online chat widget to start talking to one of our team members now.
Helpful Links In Stoke-On-Trent
Find out the compensation amounts you could claim for clinical and medical negligence.
Read this guide if you would like more information on making a compensation claim for a misdiagnosis.
This guide provides details on claiming for negligence that occurred during a cosmetic surgery procedure.
Read this online Government guide for an explanation on how you can submit feedback or a complaint to an NHS service.
You can visit this section of the NHS website to view statistics on a range of health and care subjects.
This section of the NHS website can allow you to search for different types of health services that are close to where you live.
Further Medical Negligence Guides
- Southend-on-Sea Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Southport Medical Negligence Solicitors
- St Albans Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Medical Negligence Solicitors in Stockport
- Stockton-On-Tees Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Sunderland Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Sutton-in-Ashfield Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Sutton Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Swansea Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Misdiagnosis Medical Negligence Claims
- Facelift Injury Negligence Claims
We hope this guide to hiring medical negligence solicitors for Stoke-On-Trent claims has proven useful for you.