Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

If you have suffered an injury from an accident caused wholly or partly by someone else’s action or inaction, then you may be able to bring a claim against them for compensation. We have a wealth of experience in advising on road traffic accidents, accidents at work and those in shops or in public places. We have particular expertise in handling cases involving complex and multiple injuries and where liability issues are complicated.

We pride ourselves in being able to provide a client focused service. We try to make an early assessment of every potential claim and agree with the client a course of action that sets out the steps to be taken in detail. As every case is different, we take the time to get to know our clients personally so that we understand your injuries, your needs, and your objectives. This ‘personal service’ means that we are more than just a name at the end of a call centre who are dealing with your claim.

We are experienced in negotiating with Insurance Companies and their Solicitors to ensure the best outcome for our clients.

We can provide legal advice and support on the following:

  • Accidents at work claims
  • Accidents in public areas (shops, pavements and roads)
  • Building site and construction site accidents and injuries
  • Road traffic accident claims (cars, vans, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists)
  • Industrial disease (deafness, mesothelioma, Pleural Plax)
  • Occupational Stress
  • Occupational related injuries including RSI
  • Motor Insurance Bureau Claims (against uninsured or untraced drivers)
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Medical Negligence Claims

Medical Negligence (also referred to as Clinical Negligence) is a breach of a duty of care by a healthcare professional. This could be a doctor, nurse, dentist, ambulance trust, cosmetic surgeon or other medical professional.

Thankfully the majority of treatments provided through the NHS, by doctors, nurses and private medical practices in the UK are of a high standard and are undertaken without complication or issue. However, sadly, there are occasions when things go wrong, leaving patients in pain, misdiagnosed or in distress due to negligence.

We understand that deciding to pursue a medical negligence claim is not an easy decision. If you decide to pursue a claim for negligence we can assist by advising you on the merits of your claim.

We can provide an assessment of the claim and an indication as to how best the claim can be pursued. It may also be possible to see whether the claim can be processed on a ‘No Win No fee’ basis under a Conditional Fee Agreement.

We can offer legal advice and support on the following:

  • Dental claims
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Misdiagnosed conditions
  • Ophthalmic claims
  • Pregnancy claims
  • Childbirth claims
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Wrongful administration of medication
  • Mis-prescription claims
  • Hospital acquired infections (MRSA)
  • Neglectful care

No Win No Fee Arrangement – How does this work?

A No Win, No Fee Agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement) is an agreement between you and your Solicitor which means that if your compensation claim is not successful, you do not have to pay your legal costs for the work undertaken by the Solicitor on your behalf*. In return for this the Solicitor agrees to be paid a ‘success fee’ which is paid by client. This ‘success fee’ is a percentage of the value of the costs that have been incurred and it is a figure which is taken from the compensation once is it received.

If your claim is successful then the costs become payable, but the solicitor will assist with seeking recovery of the majority of these from the Defendant or their insurer. We actively pursue this to ensure that our clients recover optimum compensation in every situation.

We work with many of our clients on a No Win No Fee basis (subject to the assessment of your claim on its merits) and we have a proven success rate for your clients. As well as offering a No Win No Fee option, we also assist clients by way of private funding arrangements (where a No Win No Fee is not available) or through a policy of before the event legal expenses insurance if the client has one. If such insurance exists then we can liaise with the insurer so that you are represented by a local firm with whom you have a personal relationship.

If you are interested in pursuing a Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence claim through a No Win No Fee Agreement then please contact our Personal Injury Department who can provide you with more information.

*This does not cover any third party expenses incurred on your behalf such as the cost of obtaining medical evidence (records and reports) or Court Fees in issuing any proceedings.

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