Westminster Medical Negligence Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
Were you aware of the fact that a huge number of people that are entitled to personal injury compensation never even make a claim? We don’t want you to be one of these people.
At Legal Expert, available on 0800 073 8804, we are dedicated to ensuring people get the money they deserve for the injuries they have been the victim of. The first step when pursing a Westminster medical negligence claim is to have your case assessed. At Legal Expert we offer free legal advice to anyone wanting to pursue a compensation claim and as we offer a No Win No Fee service to all potential clients so our service is risk free.
In this guide, we are going to take a look at medical negligence cases specifically and using the services of Westminster medical negligence solicitors – and why using a solicitor with the right knowledge over location, may be better for your case.
So, do you have a claim? Generally speaking, the first thing you need to look at to determine whether you have reason to make a claim is who caused the incident. You cannot make a claim if you suffered an injury through your error. You have got to be able to prove that the incident was caused because of someone else’s error or negligence – in this case the healthcare professional or the medical body as a whole.
If you can do so, then you should definitely consider proceeding with your case. However, there are two additional components that are crucial as well. Firstly, you will have had to receive professional medical attention. You hardly see claims that are successful without a trip to the doctor, as there will be no proof that you have suffered an injury. In these cases, you have probably already been to the GP or hospital, and so there will be records of what has happened.
Aside from this, there is time limitations in place. A medical negligence claim in most cases must begin within three years of the incident occurring or from the date you became knowledgeable of the injury suffered. There have been some exceptions, though, so if you are unsure, do give us a call. In some cases, people do not realise that they have been the victims of medical negligence until many years later because this is when they first experience symptoms. In such a scenario, you would probably find that you have three years from your diagnosis instead.
This should give you a good idea as to whether you have reason to make a claim. Next, you can continue reading to find out everything you need to know about securing compensation for any type of medical negligence. We will explain why you do not need to work with medical negligence solicitors in Westminster specifically, as well as taking a look at specific types of clinical negligence cases so that you can get a better understanding.
How To Find The Right Solicitor For Your Medical Negligence Case
Your choice of solicitor can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful case for private or NHS surgery compensation. Here are some tips to help you choose the right solicitor in England for your claim.
- Read reviews from previous clients – This can be extremely insightful. You will get to discover what those who have been in your shoes think. If a solicitor has a bad reputation, you should be able to pick up on this with ease, and you will know to look elsewhere. However, one thing to remember is that you need to consider the reviews collectively. Don’t let one comment dictate your overall opinion.
- Certification – You could check to make sure that the solicitor is certified. A lot of people tend to assume that they will be, but you can never be too sure. It is also a good idea to check certain that the solicitor’s practices are regulated.
- UK based – It is also important to check the solicitor you choose is based in the UK and registered in the UK too. This is another thing a lot of people tend to assume is the case, but it is also a good idea to double check.
- Experience – You will want someone that has worked on many personal injury cases before and has done so successfully. You don’t want to take a risk on someone that is just starting out. Checking a solicitor has experience in the area of personal injury law you require could be helpful. For example, if you have been injured because of a faulty product you need to choose someone that specialises in product liability cases.
- No Win, No Fee – Last but not least, it is imperative to choose someone that is happy to work to a No Win, No Fee payment agreement. With this agreement, you only need to pay legal fees if the solicitor manages to secure a payout for you, and, therefore, monetary risk is reduced by a significant amount. This leads to other benefits, as you will experience a top quality service because the solicitor’s pay is related to performance.
Do I Need To Use A Local Medical Negligence Solicitor?
A lot of people believe that they are restricted to using Westminster medical negligence solicitors. However, this could not be further from the truth. You don’t have to choose Westminster medical negligence solicitors – you can work with any solicitor in the UK. This means you can select someone based on his or her skill level, rather than being forced to work with someone merely because they are local. Nowadays, claims are handled via email and telephone, so it really is no hindrance to your case if you do decide to work with someone based further afield. Here at Legal Expert, we provide our services across the whole of the UK.
Here are some of the medical experts based in Westminster who you could find yourself visiting as part of your claim. No matter where your solicitor is based, they should still be able to arrange you a consultation near to where you live.
|Shams Tabraiz (MedCo GP)||Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon South|
200 High Street Colliers Wood,
|Sanjay Lakhani||Back on Track Healthcare|
9 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon
|Jeremy Harris||Vineyard Hill Road Surgery|
67 Vineyard Hill Road
|Vince Grippaudo||Vineyard Hill Road Surgery|
67 Vineyard Hill Road
|Kashif Aziz||London Victoria|
Portland House, Bressenden Place
|Kashif Aziz||Regus London, Victoria|
10 Greycoat Place
|Peter Hard||Flat 1|
107 St. George’s Square
|Rakesh Duggal||Regus Grosvenor Gardens|
52 Grosvenor Gardens
|Philip Coleridge Smith||The Lister Hospital|
Chelsea Bridge Rd
Look At Reviews Of Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Your Area
There is no denying that reading reviews of solicitors you are considering will give you an insight to their capability. This can be very insightful. It can alert you to any red flags. If you keep reading poor comments, you know to look elsewhere. Nonetheless, there is no substitute for talking to an expert, which is exactly what you will do when you call Legal Expert.
Medical Negligence Claims Our Team Can Conduct
There are lots of different types of medical negligence cases, and we want you to know that we can assist you no matter what has happened. In the sections below, we will take a look at some of the most common medical negligence claims we have dealt with. This is by no means an exclusive list. Therefore, if you have been involved in a different type of clinical negligence incident, don’t worry – you can still make a claim. Simply give us a call if you would like some further information.
Medical Negligence In Cancer Care
We can help clients in the Westminster and across the UK who have been the victim of negligence in cancer care. There are lots of different ways that this sort of medical negligence can occur. This includes misdiagnosis and late diagnosis, both of which can have fatal consequences in cancer cases. We all know the importance of getting treatment at the earliest opportunity. If this has not happened, you could end up suffering worse as cancer worsens over time.
We have handled cases involving all types of cancer, with breast cancer medical negligence cases being common. We can also help if you are claiming on the behalf of a loved one that has passed away because of negligence.
Childbirth Medical Negligence
You can make a claim for negligent treatment of the mother or baby during childbirth. This includes a wide range of illnesses and injuries, which can impact either the mother or the child. We can help clients in any location, across the UK to get compensation so that they have all of the help and assistance they need.
Some of the common medical negligence birth injuries that we have helped launch cases for include broken bones, Erb’s Palsy, injuries due to a lack of oxygen, stillbirths, and Cerebral Palsy.
Medical Negligence By A Local Doctor Or GP
When you are unwell, you typically go to see your GP so that you can find out what is wrong and get the help you need. Your local doctor will either rectify the problem or they will refer you to the hospital or a specialist. They can start off a very important chain of events. Therefore, if your local doctor or GP makes a mistake, it can have a highly negative impact. Overlooking symptoms or diagnosing something incorrectly can mean you get the incorrect treatment. Call us today if you would like to make a GP negligence case.
Negligent Treatment In A Nursing Home
What is negligent treatment in a care home? This can occur when mistakes are made, for example, a loved one has been given the wrong medication. It can also occur due to poor standards in the nursing home in general. There have sadly also been a number of cases whereby staff members have mistreated nursing home patients. You can find the nursing home negligence statistics regarding this online. Needless to say, the news stories do not make good reading.
No matter what has happened to you or the person you love, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Dental Negligence Claims
We can help you to claim for dental or dental assistant negligence. We have handled a wide range of these cases all over the UK. There are lots of different examples of how dental negligence can occur this includes removing the wrong tooth. Other instances involve treatment errors, which cause the damage or loss of multiple teeth, periodontal disease, misdiagnosis, restorative dentistry errors, cosmetic dentistry problems, nerve injuries, and incorrect or delayed diagnosis.
Hospital Negligence Claims
We have also helped our clients when it comes to medical negligence cases in hospital. We can cover claims against the local hospital, or hospitals listed in the links below. We can also help you to claim against NHS or private hospitals. There are so many different ways that negligence could happen in hospital, this includes cases whereby surgical errors have been made or someone has fallen ill because of poor hygiene in the hospital. There are also cases whereby the incorrect medication has been given, patients have not been diagnosed correctly, and so on.
Statistics For Medical Negligence Claims Against Chelsea And Westminster Healthcare Trust
In the table below, you can find information on the number of medical negligence claims made against the Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare Trust. Please note that this only refers to claims made against the NHS. Statistics are not available regarding private hospitals.
|Trust||Claims Received 2015/ 16||Number of Incident 2015/ 16||Payments Made|
|West London NHS Mental Health||*||7||£265,606|
|South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust||*||*||£169,371|
How No Win No Fee Solicitors Can Help Me?
Legal Expert is here to help you secure the maximum clinical negligence award for your case with our excellent No Win, No Fee service. Read on to discover why No Win, No Fee is the best option for anyone who has experienced such an injury…
There is only one place to begin and this is with the financial benefits that are associated with using a No Win, No Fee solicitor. First and foremost, you do not need any money to begin your claim. This is extremely advantageous, as the high medical negligence solicitor consultation costs are often a massive hurdle for a lot of individuals. In addition to this, you eliminate the financial implications that are associated with losing your case. There is no denying that using a traditional solicitor can result in mass financial risk. You don’t have to worry about this when going down the No Win, No Fee route.
This in turn leads to another benefit, and this is the fact that you are likely to benefit from a much better service if you use a No Win, No Fee solicitor. Why? Well, the solicitor is more impacted by the outcome of your case than they would be if you used a traditional solicitor. Because of this, you will benefit from a much better level of service. Moreover, a No Win, No Fee solicitor will not take on a case unless they believe there is a high chance of it being a winning one.
At Legal Expert, we only have No Win, No Fee solicitors that we provide. We present you with all the benefits they provide and then add our winning service to ensure we provide the optimum solution. Why choose us to represent you, we have a wealth of experience, knowledge, expertise, moreover, our advice is free. You can ring our legal helpline and we will answer all of your questions and match you to a solicitor for your case from our team. Call to start your No Win, No Fee negligence claim today.
How To Start My Claim
If you are ready to start a claim, we are ready to assist. Here at Legal Expert, we have years of experience and we can help you to get the compensation you deserve. We are contactable via telephone seven days per week. The number you need is 0800 073 8804. However, there are plenty of other ways to get in touch with us, as you will see via our website. You can use the online contact form, chat to an advisor on live chat, request a free call, or send an email. No matter how you choose to get in touch you can be certain all conversations are handled with the utmost confidentiality.
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Edited by Melissa.