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  • When you need advice on medical negligence our specialist lawyers will guide you through the claims procedure to make sure you receive the best compensation for what went wrong.

    In the UK, millions of people are treated by the medical professions every year. While the majority of treatments and procedures are successful, sometimes mistakes happen and things can go wrong, causing injuries which could have been avoided.

    Expert legal advice when you need it

    If you have experienced clinical and medical negligence, that’s when you need the help of a specialist medical negligence lawyer who can help guide you through the claims procedure and make sure you receive compensation for what went wrong.

    At Wilkin Chapman LLP, our highly experienced medical negligence solicitors in Lincoln are experts in helping people through the claims process and have helped hundreds of people receive compensation.  Our team has many years experience in dealing with medical negligence and personal injury claims. Jonathan Baker is a member of The Law Society's Specialist Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme.  We will talk through the details of your case with you in order to fully understand the situation, then advise on a course of action.

    Types of medical negligence claims

    The types of claims include:

    • misdiagnosis
    • delay in diagnosis, which resulted in injury (or even death)
    • surgical errors
    • birth injuries - either to mother or baby

    Making a claim

    Generally, if you are injured during medical treatment or due to a lack of treatment, you can make a medical negligence claim within 3 years from the date of the injury.

    Due to changes to the law in 2013, legal aid is not available for the vast majority of medical negligence cases.  The one exception is for child birth injuries (in very limited cases).  If you think you have a claim, it is important that you contact our medical negligence solicitors as soon as possible to discuss whether there is a way of funding a potential claim.

    Legal Aid

    Legal Aid Agency (LAA_logo_2015.jpg)Our Lincoln office is one of the three solicitors’ firms in Lincoln who provide legal aid for clinical negligence cases. Our Lincoln-based clinical negligence experts may be able to provide legal aid if you meet the eligibility criteria.

    Whether you are eligible for legal aid depends on your financial circumstances and the strength of your case. Find out more on our legal aid page

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    The Law Society's Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme

    We are members of the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme, which covers all work undertaken by solicitors and suitably qualified Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX) arising out of any act of negligence, breach of contract and/or statutory duty as a result of which the victim has sustained injuries in the course of medical or dental care.

    The need for this scheme is for victims of negligence. As a member we have have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that we have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of clinical negligence.

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    Jonathan Baker

    Jonathan Baker

    Senior Solicitor
    01522 515966
    Departments:
    Medical Negligence