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When you have a health problem, you expect that the medical professionals responsible for your care treat you with dignity and competence. Sadly, this is not always the case and if you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of mistakes by a healthcare professional, you do not have to go through the distressing experience alone. Our medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-Upon-Hull understand the impact that medical negligence can have on an individual and can sue for medical malpractice on your behalf.
The effect of medical negligence can be upsetting and devastating – after all you trusted their advice and decisions and yet you have to deal with the consequences. Finding the right medical solicitors in your area to walk you through the complex medical negligence claims process does not only enhance your chances of receiving the maximum compensation you deserve, but also means you have the right support system to help you navigate the difficult emotions making clinical negligence compensation claims can raise.
Medical Negligence Direct works with a panel of specialist medical negligence lawyers in Kingston Upon Hull to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation. The compensation can cover the cost of your medical care during your recovery period and ensure you do not suffer financially due to another person’s mistake with your care. Our medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-Upon-Hull will provide the legal representation and advice you need on your path to recovery.
Medical Negligence Claims in Kingston-Upon-Hull We Handle
At Medical Negligence Direct, we handle all types of medical negligence compensation claims. The type of claims we handle include, but are not limited to:
- Birth Injury Claims
- Brain injury claims
- Dental negligence claims
- GP negligence claims
- Cosmetic Surgery Claims
- Surgical error Negligence claims
- Care home negligence claims
All claims aforestated above are only some of those handled by our medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-Upon-Hull. We also handle any claims in general that concern the medical care of a patient. If you have suffered an injury or illness or there has been death as a result of medical negligence, our solicitors can help you in claiming compensation for medical negligence.
Making Medical Negligence Compensation Claims in Kingston-Upon-Hull
The first thing you need to do is get in touch with medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-Upon-Hull who are specialists in handling medical negligence claims. Working with a solicitor who understands the intricacies of the medical negligence process can significantly enhance your chance of success.
As part of your no obligation advice, our friendly solicitors will ask you to provide a detailed account about the circumstances surrounding your injury. They will try to determine if someone else or a faulty process was responsible for your illness or injury, rather than bad luck or the result of a pre-existing condition. Once they believe you have legitimate reasons to make a claim, they will collect evidence to build a strong case on your behalf, demonstrating the extent of your injury, its impact on your health, and any potential consequences.
It is important to note, however, that there is a three-year medical negligence claims time limit. The earlier you begin a claim, the better the chances of securing evidence required to build a case on your behalf.
How To Find The Right Medical Negligence Solicitor In Kingston-Upon-Hull For Your Case
If you are looking for the best medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-upon-Hull to handle your personal injury case, we understand that there exist more difficulties finding a reliable one. Not every solicitor out there is worth their salt. Here’s our expert advice on what you need to know before hiring a medical negligence lawyer in Kingston Upon Hull to handle your claim.
- Research about the solicitor – Before choosing a medical negligence solicitor in Kingston Upon Hull to represent you, it is important that you take time out to research about your solicitor. Doing a quick search on the internet could reveal a lot about your solicitor in a matter of minutes. You will find helpful honest reviews left by previous clients that will help guide your decision making.
- Opt for a solicitor that operates a conditional agreement (no win no fee) – Why is this important? When it comes to medical negligence claims, even the best medical negligence experts do not guarantee you 100% success. Funding your claims out-of-pockets could have you breaking the bank. And should your medical negligence solicitor fail to secure a payout for you, you bear the risk alone. A no win no fee is the best way to fund your medical negligence claims. At Medical Negligence Direct, our experts are no win no fee medical negligence solicitors. At the start of your case, they will require no legal fees whatsoever. Payment for their services is dependent on the success of your case – where they usually charge a “success fee”.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive for Medical Negligence in Kingston-Upon-Hull?
The amount of money you could make claims for will depend on the severity of your injury and its impact on your life. Compensation for medical negligence is usually grouped into two categories:
- General Damages
This is compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA) and covers the direct impact of the incident, when the injury you have suffered can be clearly linked to negligence on the part of your medical professional.
- Special Damages
This is compensation for the out-of-pocket expenses you have incurred as a direct result of the negligent treatment you suffered. Examples include travel costs, medical bills and loss of earnings/earning capacity.
Calculating how much you can claim for compensation can be complex. For instance, the compensation award for a birth injury will be very different from award for the loss of a loved one (death by medical negligence payouts UK). If you have lost a loved one due to negligent care, our medical negligence compensation calculator death can tell you how much to expect. This also applies no matter the negligent treatment you or a loved one has suffered.
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NO WIN NO FEE Medical Negligence Claims
When you choose to work with our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-Upon-Hull, you will likely be getting a No Win No Fee service. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees until your claim is successful. This will give you the peace of mind knowing that you will not have to bear any financial burden in order to make a successful claim. It also guarantees you will be getting top quality service, as your solicitor only gets paid if you win.
How We Can Help
With the experience of working with specialist medical negligence solicitors in Kingston-Upon-Hull who can handle medical negligence claims quickly and efficiently, we offer you the best chance of a successful claim. Whether you need help with reaching out to the NHS Litigation Authority or you want to sue the NHS for a medical negligence NHS claim, we have a strong track record when it comes to making successful claims against the NHS. We can make a claim for No Win No Fee against NHS on your behalf and sue for medical malpractice to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average payout for medical negligence UK?
The NHS Litigation Authority states that the average payout for medical negligence is around £50,000. However, the amount of compensation you could receive will depend on the nature of your injury and its impact on your life.
How long do medical negligence claims take?
The average duration for medical negligence claims ranges between 12 and 18 months. However, some complex cases can take longer, even up to a few years.
Are NHS negligence cases settled out of court?
98% of NHS negligence cases are settled out of court by the NHS Resolution (formerly known as the NHS Litigation Authority). This means there is a huge chance every claim will be settled before it goes to trial.
Do I have to take my claim to court?
No your claim does not necessarily have to go into trial. In fact, the vast majority (for example around 98% of claims against the NHS) are settled out of court. This also applies to claims brought against private healthcare practitioners and hospitals. And for us, most of the cases we have handled are resolved and compensation obtained out of court.
However, in the event that legal proceeding is advised as the next line of action – for example, when liability is being denied or it is proving difficult to agree on compensation amounts – you can trust that our medical negligence experts in Kingston-Upon-Hall will provide you the support you need every step of the way.