Clinical negligence, or medical negligence, is the term we use to identify situations where medical professionals and those in healthcare provide care or treatment that is below the expected standard.
It’s actually quite a simple premise. Medical and healthcare professionals have a legal obligation to ensure your safety during care or treatment. This duty of care means that you can expect to place your trust in these professionals to provide possible appropriate care or treatment.
Luckily, only a small percentage of people fall victim to medical negligence. Unfortunately, those that do, however, may also suffer avoidable harm (i.e. injury or damage) as a direct consequence of a breach of duty of care.
If this sounds like something that you have experienced, then claiming compensation is the next step forward. When you contact our team of medical negligence solicitors, they will be able to advise you about your claim, and also look at any potential immediate care or adjustments that you may need.
Types of clinical negligence
Over the years, we have dealt with a wide range of various medical negligence claims to the point where we can say that we’ve seen almost everything. On our website, we provide more information on the more common types of medical negligence:
- Cancer care
- Cosmetic surgery
- Dental negligence
- Ophthalmic (Eyes)
- Surgical errors
If your circumstances do not match to anything listed above, don’t fear! If you feel you have a medical negligence case and wish to make a claim, you should still call us on 0800 093 93 92. A member of our team will then take details from you and a senior solicitor will then consider the claim’s prospects to advise you further.
No win no fee
Personal injury compensation claims, clinical negligence claims, and serious injury claims made with Claim Today Solicitors are brought on a “no win, no fee” basis. This means that if you don’t win your case, you don’t pay a penny.
The main benefits of a “No Win, No Fee” agreement is that there is no money to pay up front. Any amounts payable by you are only payable if you win and are therefore deducted from your compensation, meaning you need not worry about money in order to make a claim, and to benefit from legal advice as soon as possible.
Do you have a claim?
If you believe you may have a clinical negligence claim, and that you only became aware of the negligent act within the last three years, then you may be able to bring have a claim. You should contact us by calling 08000 93 93 92, or by filling out our contact form so that our team can take full details from you and advise you as to whether you have a claim or not, and your next steps.
How to start your claim
To start your claim with Claim Today Solicitors, either call 08000 93 93 92, or start your claim by clicking here and filling out our form, where we will call you back to talk to you in more detail about your claim.
When detailing your claim, it is important that you note down the details of your accident, including:
- the time and date of the incident/treatment;
- the location of the incident/treatment;
- what you believe to have gone wrong;
- what injury/damage you believe you have suffered as a result;
- photographs of the scarring/injury.
After establishing that you have a claim that we can take forward, our expert solicitors at Claim Today will handle all of your tricky paperwork and advise you throughout the claim process.
Claim Today, Plan for Tomorrow
Claim Today Solicitors is a personal injury firm that specialises in medical negligence and serious injury claims, and is nationally accredited for both client service and legal delivery in the field of personal injury. The Head of our Clinical Negligence Department, Joanne Warren, is accredited by the Law Society in the field of Clinical Negligence.
However, our care looks beyond that of your claim. Our commitment to you can be seen through our tagline “Claim Today, Plan for Tomorrow”. Our expert team of clinical negligence solicitors look at ensuring that you are able to continue your life as able and as worry-free as possible.
We will assess the impact of your medical care alongside your rehabilitation, equipment and house adjustments, and your long-term daily care needs, to ensure that you receive full support with your claim. This can include provisions such as benefits, psychological and physical therapy, future care, mobility and living modifications, family support, and ongoing medical treatment.
In some cases, we are also able to offer claim advances up front in order to make necessary adjustments and medical support to ensure that you get the best support at a time that you need it most, meaning that you can start planning for tomorrow, while you claim today.