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Worcester Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence – No Win No Fee Claims

You could potentially make a Worcester walk-In centre medical negligence claim if a medical practitioner treating you makes an error that causes you to suffer harm. This could entitle you to seek medical negligence compensation providing you can show the medical professional treating you in a walk-in centre in Worcester was in breach of their duty of care.

Worcester walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Worcester walk-in centre medical negligence claims guide

Our guide explains what could constitute clinical negligence. It offers information on a patient’s rights as well as the duty of care owed by all medical practitioners who are licensed in the UK. Our guide explains the type of injuries, infections, and illnesses which can be dealt with in walk-in centres. We also explain the consequences of having a minor health issue misdiagnosed when you visit a Worcester walk-in centre.

The article provides valuable advice on how a No Win No Fee solicitor could assist you in making a successful clinical negligence claim. As well as offering information on how Conditional Fee Agreements work. Additionally, we have included a table offering an idea on the level of general damages which could be awarded for harm caused through medical negligence. And explain how claimants could also seek special damages for losses and expenses they incurred.

To find out more about making a Worcester walk-in centre negligence claim, please carry on reading our guide. If you would like to discuss a case with a Legal Expert adviser, please do so by calling the following telephone number 0800 073 8804.

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A Guide On A Worcester Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Claim

You can be treated for a minor health issue whether this is a minor injury, minor infection, or minor illness by a medical practitioner in a Worcester walk-in centre. There are NHS walk-in centres and also private health care walk-in centres also. If you suffer anything more serious, you should either go along to the Accident and Emergency Department of a local hospital, or an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC).

Our guide offers advice on what you can do if the treatment and care provided in a walk-in centre leaves you suffering further harm. We explain how all licensed medical practitioners whether nurses, doctors, dentists, or other professionals who work in the NHS, or the private sector owe patients a duty of care. Additionally, we explain how this ‘duty’ may be breached leaving you suffering harm due to negligence on the part of a medical practitioner.

Also, we provide information on a patient’s right to seek clinical negligence compensation if a minor injury or other ailment is made worse when you visit a walk-in centre in Worcester. This could be because a minor health issue was misdiagnosed. Or because the wrong medication/antibiotics are prescribed by the person who examined and treated you.

The Claims Process For A Worcester Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Claim

The guide also explains why seeking legal advice and representation can be beneficial when making this type of challenging negligence claim. And how a No Win No Fee solicitor could act on your behalf. Therefore we provide information on how a Conditional Fee Agreement works.  Moreover, how you would only pay when you are awarded clinical negligence compensation.

Also included a table which provides an idea on the level of general damages that could be awarded for specific injuries and harm caused through medical negligence. We also explain how these are worked out and how special damages are calculated.

To find out how Legal Expert can be of assistance when making a clinical negligence claim, and for more advice on how to go about proving your case, and how a medical practitioner in a Worcester walk-in centre could be deemed in breach of their duty of care, please contact one of our advisers today.

What Is Clinical Negligence At A Walk In Centre In Worcester?

As previously explained, licensed medical practitioners in the UK have a duty to provide care that a competent doctor would provide. This is known as the duty of care. All doctors, nurses, dentists, and other medical professionals owe you a duty of care. This is true whether they are treating and caring for you in the private sector or in an NHS facility.

When this ‘duty’ is breached, and as a consequence, you suffer harm, the actions, or inactions of the medical professional in a walk-in centre could be seen as ‘negligent’.

The sort of errors and medical mistakes which could potentially occur in a walk-in centre could include the following:

  • A condition is misdiagnosed whether this is a minor injury, infection, or illness
  • Incorrect medication/antibiotics are prescribed
  • The wrong dosage is prescribed
  • Failing to refer

If a minor health issue you were suffering from is made worse when you visit a Worcester walk-in centre, you may have grounds for clinical negligence compensation. To find out whether your case is valid, please contact Legal Expert today.

Worcester Walk-In Health Centres

If you need immediate treatment and care for a minor health concern, there are various walk-in centres in the Worcester area you can visit, these are listed below:

  • Barbourne health centre
  • Farrier House Surgery
  • Moor Street Clinic
  • Podiatry (Severn) – John Anthony Centre
  • Worcester Walk-In Health Centre

When Can You Go To An Urgent Treatment Or Walk-In Centre?

Medical professionals whether nurses, doctors, or other licensed practitioners who work in a Worcester walk-in centre are able to care for and treat people who suffer minor health complaints. They are neither staffed nor equipped to treat serious injuries, illnesses, or infections. The sort of health issues that can be treated in a walk-in centre includes the following:

  • Minor head injuries
  • Minor injuries to the eye
  • Sprains and strains
  • Suspected fractures and broken bones
  • Stings and bites
  • Colds and coughs
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Burns and scalds
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Rashes, skin infections
  • Fever in adults and children
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Contraception (emergency)
  • Covid-19 testing

To speak to a Legal Expert adviser about making a clinical negligence claim, please get in touch with a member of the team today.

Clinical Negligent Treatment Of Minor Injuries

If an error is made by a medical practitioner in a walk-in centre in Worcester either in the diagnosis, treatment, or medication prescribed for a minor injury and as a consequence, your condition was made worse, you could seek compensation for the harm you were caused.

You would need to show the person treating you breached their ‘duty of care’ towards you for a clinical negligence claim to be valid. The sort of errors which may occur include the following:

  • A minor injury is negligently misdiagnosed
  • Incorrect medication is prescribed
  • Incorrect dosage is prescribed
  • Failure to refer

To find out if your case is valid which means you could have grounds to sue for medical negligence compensation, please contact a Legal Expert adviser today.

Negligent Treatment Of Minor Illnesses

Minor infections which require immediate care can be dealt with by medical practitioners in a walk-in centre in Worcester. This includes the following:

  • Cuts which have become infected
  • Ear infections
  • Throat infections

If the medical professional who examines and treats you in a Worcester walk-in centre makes a mistake which means an infection becomes much worse, and therefore more challenging to treat, you could seek compensation for the harm you were caused.

The sort of mistakes which could occur include the following:

  • A failure to recognise the seriousness of an infection
  • Prescribing the wrong medication/antibiotics
  • Failure to refer

To discuss a clinical negligence claim with a Legal Expert adviser, please get in touch today and find out if you have grounds to sue for compensation.

Medical Negligent Treatment Of Sexual Health Conditions

Walk-in centres in Worcester may be equipped and staffed to treat you if you think you may have contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD). You can possibly also visit a walk-in centre in the area if you need emergency contraception. If an error is made and you suffer further harm as a consequence of the inactions, or the actions of the medical professional who examines and treats you could be deemed negligent.

The medical errors which could occur in a walk-in centre are detailed below:

  • Firstly, a condition is misdiagnosed
  • Secondly, Failure to recognise severe symptoms associated with STDs
  • Thirdly, failure to diagnose issues like gonorrhoea, herpes, chlamydia, or genital warts
  • And also, failure to diagnose someone with HIV

The consequences of a medical error when diagnosing an STD can result in a condition becoming much worse. Therefore much harder to treat. If you are prescribed the wrong antibiotics/medication, you could even suffer the following:

  • Genital disfiguration
  • Infertility

A misdiagnosed sexually transmitted disease could see other people contracting a disease.

If you think you may have grounds to sue for clinical negligence compensation, please discuss your case with a member of the Legal Expert team today.

Negligent Prescription Of A Medication

When you are treated for a minor ailment in a walk-in centre in Worcester, to aid your recovery, you may be prescribed some kind of medication. This could be pain relief or antibiotics. If an error is made and as a result, your condition and well-being are negatively impacted, you could be eligible for compensation.

An error in prescribed or dispensed medication could mean you have to take longer off work putting you under financial stress. You may suffer an allergic reaction. Or there could be complications, all of which could make a minor health issue much harder to treat.

If you are worried that your claim may not be valid, please speak to a member of our team.  They would be happy to provide information on whether you have grounds to seek medical negligence compensation.

Medical Negligence Settlement Calculator

The table we have included in our guide to seeking clinical negligence compensation provides an idea on the level of general damages you could be awarded. The amounts indicated is based on the Judicial College Guidelines. The amounts do not include any “special damages”.  These could also be claimed back for any losses and expenses you had to pay out as a result of your injury.

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Type of injury/harm caused General damages awarded for specific harm and injuries based on the Judicial College Guidelines
Misdiagnosis of ectopic pregnancy causing infertility £31,950 to £95,850
Misdiagnosis of ectopic pregnancy £3,180 to £19,170
Little finger – amputation £8,110 to £11,490
Ring and little fingers – amputation In the region of £20,480
Loss of thumb £33,330 to £51,460
Wrist injuries with lasting pain and stiffness £11,820 to £22,990
Toxicosis – long lasting symptoms £36,060 to £49,270
Stomach poisoning resulting in pain lasting several weeks £860 to £3,710
Injuries where recovery is achieved in 3 months £1,290 to £2,300

Special damages are awarded to claimants to compensate them for the losses and expenses due to their suffering. They are calculated on ‘actual’ losses and expenditure which means evidence of both must be produced for them to be accepted. The expense and losses you could claim back are:

  • Loss of income incurred when you were off work.
  • Loss of future income if the harm you were caused through medical negligence prevents you from working.
  • Care costs if you need help around the home with daily tasks.
  • Travel costs. This covers parking fees at a medical facility, the cost of getting there and back whether by car, train, bus, or car.
  • Medical expenses not covered by the NHS which costs prescription costs and other treatment provided in the private sector.
  • Home and vehicle adaptations.
  • Other expenses and losses linked to the injury suffered.

For a more accurate estimate on how much your personal clinical negligence claim may be worth, please talk to a member of the Legal Expert team today.

No Win No Fee Claims For A Worcester Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Claim

You would be offered a no-obligation, free, initial consultation. This allows an adviser the chance to assess whether you have a strong clinical negligence claim. Once this has been determined, a No Win No Fee solicitors would offer to act on your behalf. This would take all the stress and worry of finding the money to pay for legal representation off the table.

Should you decide to accept these terms, a solicitor can begin their investigations straight away without requesting you pay an upfront fee. The other benefits of signing a Conditional Fee Agreement are detailed below:

  • You would not be asked to pay any ongoing fees no matter how long it may take to reach a final settlement
  • The only pay the ‘success fee’ as agreed in the No Win No Fee agreement, when you are awarded clinical negligence compensation and the amount is taken from the money you receive with the balance being paid to you
  • If you lose your case, there would be no fees to pay for the legal representation a No Win No Fee lawyer provided

If you would like to find out more on how Legal Expert can assist you on a No Win No Fee basis when seeking clinical negligence compensation, please get in touch with an adviser today. They are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Our Team Is Here To Listen

If you are ready to make a Worcester walk-in centre negligence claim or you would like further information regarding this type of medical negligence claim, you can reach Legal Expert in the following ways.

  • Please call an adviser on 0800 073 8804 – lines are open 7 days a week
  • Chat with us on our online chat
  • You can opt to email us at info@legalexpert.co.uk
  • You can request a callback
  • Please use our online contact form

More Help For A Worcester Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Claim

The link below provides more information regarding the duty of care medical practitioners in the UK owe patients:

Duty of Care explained

The link below offers more information on your patient’s rights:

Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities

The link below takes you to our guide which explains how No Win No Fee Agreements work:

Conditional Fee Agreements explained

The link below takes you to our guide which offers information on the benefits of working with a No Win No Fee solicitor:

A guide to No Win No Fee solicitors

The link provided takes you to our guide on claiming medical negligence compensation:

A guide to clinical and medical negligence claims

Other Medical Negligence Claim Guides That May Be Helpful

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Edited By Melissa.

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