What Types of Medical Negligence are There?
Medical negligence comes in countless forms, with the most common types including:
This list only scratches the surface of medical negligence claims that you as a patient may have encountered. If you are unsure if what you have experienced at the hands of a medical professional falls in the category of medical negligence, or it doesn’t fit neatly into the most common claims we see each day, get in touch. Our team of expert solicitors is able to tell if you have a claim for medical negligence, and our down to earth advice and guidance will help to get your claim started as quickly as possible.
What are the Time Restrictions for a Medical Negligence Claim?
There are some time restrictions when it comes to filing a claim for medical negligence against a healthcare professional. In most cases, you have three years to make a claim, either from the date the negligent care took place or from the date you first realised negligent care was the reason behind an illness or injury. However, if you are making a claim for someone who is a minor or who does not have the mental capacity to make a claim on his or her own, the three-year restriction may not apply.
No matter which circumstances you fall under, it is critical that you contact our team of solicitors as soon as you are able. Because a medical negligence case requires a personal account of what took place, the fresher your memory, the better. The sooner you contact us, the quicker we can begin building your case.
How do I Start a Medical Negligence Claim?
The first step in the process of making a claim for medical negligence is to get in touch with us. First, we want to determine the gravity of your case and gain an understanding of what took place directly from your perspective. From that point, we work to gather documentation, such as medical records and doctor’s reports, which help provide the context of your experience and the impact it has had on your quality of life. With this information, our team can begin to build you case and investigate the amount of compensation you may be entitled to, to cover pain and suffering, loss of income, or the cost of ongoing medical treatment.
Your initial step is to contact us via telephone or our simple online claim form to discuss the details of your experience. We recognise this is a big step, but you have nothing to fear. All the advice we offer is at no cost to you, and it is treated with the strictest level of confidence. From day one, we dedicate our time and resources to help you rebuild your life and get back on track, no matter what that takes.
Who Pays for a Medical Negligence Claim?
At Fletchers all of our medical negligence cases are structured under a conditional fee agreement, also known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means that you have financial peace of mind starting a medical negligence claim – our team of solicitors gets to work for you without requiring any money upfront. If your claim for medical negligence is un-successful, and you have cooperated fully with your case, then you will not have to pay a penny. Instead of worrying about the financial aspect of working with our solicitors, you can focus your energy on healing. We’ll do the rest.
We know how difficult it is to live with an illness or injury due to poor quality medical care, which is why our main focus will always be you. Our medical negligence solicitors will take great care to make sure you get the best service that is not only professional but with an understanding of your unique experience. We promise to be by your side every step of the way, working to get you the compensation you deserve to get back to being you. If you’re ready to talk with one of our medical negligence solicitors, give us a call or fill out our simple online claim form today.
Ready to talk to someone about your medical negligence case? We know it’s a big step but you have nothing to fear. We work on a strictly ‘no win – no fee’ basis. All the advice we offer you is free and everything will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Call us now on 03300 080 321 or you can fill out a form here.