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Medical negligence is the more common term used to refer to clinical negligence. These are the legal terms for negligent behaviour on the part of a medical practitioner or healthcare professional. Medical negligence can refer to circumstances such as accidents, errors, mistakes, or poorer than expected levels of care that a patient (or claimant) has received during their care. The negligent actions or treatment can happen at any stage of the patients care. Medical negligence solicitors help people who have suffered in some way as a result of medical negligence to claim the compensation that they are owed.

medical negligence solicitorFrom consultants to surgeons, nurses, dentists, and care workers, all medical and healthcare practitioners have a duty of care to the patients under their care. If this treatment does not live up to the minimum expected standards expected, you could be entitled to make a clinical negligence claim using medical claims lawyers. In order to make a successful claim, the solicitor will need to prove that the defendant owed the claimant a duty of care and that there was a breach of this duty. The claimant will also have to show that they were injured or that they suffered in some way as a result of this. In this guide, we look at how to go about hiring medical compensation lawyers, and how to make a successful claim. Your specialist medical negligence solicitors, can guide you through the claims process, helping you to get the damages you are entitled to, as well as providing support when you need it.

Before searching for a solicitor, such as medical negligence solicitors in Warrington, or elsewhere, many people worry about the effects of making your claim. One of the biggest worries people may have is that due to making a claim via medical negligence solicitors, their care will be affected in some way. Making a claim for compensation when you have been injured is your right and whether you have suffered private or NHS medical negligence. It should not affect, delay or otherwise affect your current or future treatment. Making a claim will also not interfere with investigations by the NHS or private providers internal investigative processes. It should also be noted that whilst your claim can financially compensate you for the injury, it will not discipline the defendant, nor will it in any way compel the defendant to change their practices.

Legal Expert work with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors across the country. Whilst our solicitors may not always be based in your area, they will still be able to help you to make a successful compensation claim.

How To Find Medical Negligence Solicitors in Warrington

One of the first and most important steps you can take in making a claim is finding the right medical compensation lawyers to handle the case. No matter what type of legal action you are taking, such as a personal injury claim, or claim for NHS medical negligence, the solicitor you work with needs to be one whom you can trust. Building a personal and trusting relationship with your solicitor can be important to help you feel like your case is being acted upon. Before searching for medical negligence solicitors, Warrington, or anywhere else in the UK, you may be introduced to the NHS complaints procedure and NHS Litigation Authority. Whilst you do not have to follow the NHS’s in-house complaints process, their literature can be helpful. In the following subsections, we examine some of the most important steps in selecting a solicitor to work with, as well as whether your solicitors’ location matters.

Finding Reviews Of Clinical Negligence Solicitors In Warrington

When you are looking for a solicitor in your local area you may use search terms such as “clinical negligence solicitors in Warrington” to find a solicitor in your local area. In the digital age, there are many online (as well as offline) resources you can use to find a solicitor who you can work with. Reviews of solicitors services, as well as testimonials, is one of the most common tools people use to find a service provider. And in the digital age, it is easier than ever to read impartial and trusted reviews of a local solicitor. Reviews can be a useful tool for you to build a picture of the different types of services that are available, as well as the history and experience of a particular solicitors firm, or individual lawyer. When examining different reviews, note whether they offer a no win, no fee service to their customers, as Legal Expert can do.

Whilst you can learn a lot from testimonials and reviews, talking to an experienced professional can be invaluable to finding the right solicitor for you. It can also provide you with a greater level of understanding and insight into the claims process, and how a solicitor can help and support you. By talking to an expert, you can also ask any questions you have about how the claims process works in greater detail. Talk to Legal Expert today to start discussing your claim by calling 0800 073 8804.

Do You Need To Use Medical Negligence Solicitors In Your Area?

Whilst you may be tempted to search for a solicitor in your local area, using terms such as Warrington based solicitors specialising in medical negligence, today you do not need to use professional services based in the same town, or even part of the country as you. Medical claims lawyers can communicate with you using a variety of digital tools and work on your case just as well, wherever they are based. Whilst parts of your claim, such as additional medical examinations to gather further evidence, may need to be performed closer to you, the solicitor does not necessarily need to be. More important than a solicitors location is the competence and ability to handle a case such as yours. Have they worked on similar cases before? Do they have a good track record in securing higher award settlements? Whilst you may have originally looked for a solicitor in your area, It may be that the right solicitors are based in another location.

What Claims Do Medical Negligence Solicitors In Warrington Handle?

Legal Expert works with dedicated, specialist solicitors who can assist claimants in cases needing NHS negligence claims solicitors, Warrington, Cheshire, and the wider North West of England. Our solicitors can also help claimants successfully bring cases against private practices and private hospitals. In the sections below, we look at several common bodies against which a claim may be brought, and conditions that may necessitate a medical negligence claim.

Clinical Negligence Compensation Calculator

Your compensation settlement or award will either be negotiated between solicitors acting on your behalf and the defendant’s or through the courts’ system and awarded by a judge. Whichever channel your case goes through, the parties involved will refer to the Judicial College guidelines. These guidelines are sent out each year and included recommended ‘minimum’ and ‘maximum’ levels of compensation for different types of injury and illness, as well as different causes. Whilst they are not legally binding, they are commonly used as a reference by solicitors and judges. You can learn more about settlements as well as see our clinical negligence compensation calculator in our guide here.

Healthcare ProviderClaims Recieved 2015/ 16Number of Incident 2015/ 16Payments Made
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust4152,107,200
Liverpool Community Health Trust13*40,500

Your settlement may include what are called special and general damages. General damages are paid out for the actual injury, illness or affliction that a claimant has suffered. It will take into account how long it will take to recover if recovery is possible, and any lasting consequences. It will also compensate a claimant for any loss of function, or ‘amenity’ during the recovery period and after. Special damages should compensate the claimant for any financial costs they have suffered. They may include costs such as reduced or lost income, the cost of medication or ongoing treatment, and any travel costs the claimant has had to pay out. The table above includes information on the number and value of claims made against healthcare trusts in the Warrington area.

Hospital Clinical Negligence Claims

Hospital negligence claims are made in cases where a person has (in some way) been treated in a negligent way whilst undergoing treatment in hospital. The individual circumstances of the claim will dictate where liability lies, and a claim may be brought against the hospital, health care trust or other clinical commissioning group or governing body which is legally responsible for the provision of care, hospital operations or other factor affecting the claim. Hospital negligence claims may be brought against hospitals in the NHS, as well as private hospitals, such as those operated by Nuffield health and other providers.

Dental Medical Negligence Solicitors

Dental negligence claims will include errors, mistakes and other circumstances which lead to injury or illness whilst under the care of a dentist, or other dental health care professionals working in the field of dentistry. Circumstances leading to a dental negligence claim may include, surgical errors, misdiagnosis or the prescription and provision of the wrong treatment and medication. Consequences may include infection, tooth and gum problems and injuries affecting the whole of the jaw. You can find more information on dental negligence in our dental negligence guide here.

GP Negligence Claims

The medical negligence solicitors who work with Legal Expert are experienced in successfully bringing GP negligence claims. We can help claimants who have suffered illness or injury as a result of the treatment they did or did not receive from a GP surgery or individual GP, in claiming the compensation that they owed. GP negligence claims may include circumstances in which a doctor failed to correctly diagnose the claimants’ condition, or where they failed to refer the claimant for any special treatment that they may have required. Any of those actions, as well as others, may be considered examples of negligent treatment. As such, if you have experienced any of these you should contact an experienced personal injury claims specialist such as Legal Expert straight away.

Care Home Compensation Claims

People who are receiving care or who are living in care homes across the country may be vulnerable, and as such are entitled to expect the highest possible level of care. People accessing care home services may not always be able to make claims on their own behalf, and as such family members (or other designated persons) may be able to bring a compensation claim on their behalf. You can learn more about who is entitled to make a care home compensation claim, as well as how medical negligence solicitors can help in our guide here.

Below is an example of a condition which may lead to clinical negligence claims.

Cancer Negligence Compensation

Cases of cancer medical negligence may involve cases and illnesses with very serious and lasting consequences for the claimant involved. There are a plethora of negligent actions which could worsen a claimants cancer disease. This could include the claimant not getting the right diagnosis from their personal doctor, or a hospital providing the wrong treatment for the type of cancer the patient has. Cancer claims can deal with very serious cases and intimate details. As such claimants need to work with medical negligence solicitors who they can feel comfortable with.

No Win No Fee Solicitors Warrington

Through a no win, no fee service, or what is known as a CFA (conditional fee agreement) the specialist legal solicitors who we work with at Legal Expert can help claimants, no matter their financial situation. The contract will detail the work that will be carried out by the solicitor, as well as how they will be paid. It will say that the solicitor will only have to pay for the services if their compensation claim is paid out. Under the agreement, there should not be any upfront requests for payment. There should also be no ongoing fees. CFA agreements have allowed millions of claimants around the country to recover the compensation that they can. The contract means that if your claim is not successful, you won’t be left with a large bill. Before you sign the contract, your solicitor will make sure you fully understand what you are signing.

How To Make Medical Negligence Claims With Legal Expert

To start your medical negligence claims process, and to get the compensation that you deserve, contact the specialists at Legal Expert today. We are here seven days a week between 9 am and 9 pm. You can call our team on 0800 073 8804, or start your claims process via email to info@legalexpert.co.uk.

Helpful Links

Personal Injury Claims Process

Find out more about the process of making a personal injury claim with our explanatory guide.

Hospital Negligence Claims

Find out more information on making a successful hospital negligence claim with our guide.

Further useful guides:

Local medical centres in Warrington

Springfields Medical Centre,
Legh Street,
Warrington,
WA1 1UG
Tel: 01925 483880
Web: www.springfieldsmedicalcentre.co.uk/

Oasis Dental Care
46-48 Orford Ave,
Warrington,
WA2 7QJ
Tel: 01925 651418
Web: www.oasisdentalcare.co.uk/practices/oasis-dental-care-warrington/

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Trust
Lovely Lane,
Warrington,
WA5 1QG
Tel: 01925 635911
Web: www.whh.nhs.uk/

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