The impact of medical negligence can be life-changing. You may need answers and you may be eligible for significant compensation, but whatever path you take, we are here to help you towards a more positive future.
The majority of people that receive medical attention from healthcare professionals are treated effectively. Unfortunately, there are rare occasions when things go wrong, causing injuries which should have been avoided. If you think you have suffered negligent treatment, our highly respected team of medical negligence experts is here to support you to move forward with your life.
We have many years’ experience, and have been responsible for numerous successful cases, resulting in significant awards of compensation for injuries and losses suffered. These range from relatively modest delays in treatment, to birth and brain injury cases of the utmost complexity and value, running into the millions.
We are here to have a no-obligation discussion with you about your concerns. We can advise on the most appropriate steps forward, which may be to commence a claim.
Before you contact a solicitor, make a note of the following things:
What was the date and location of where and when the treatment took place?
What are your concerns about the treatment received?
Locate any documentation or information confirming the condition or prognosis.
What is the physical/financial impact of the treatment received?
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Now you’re ready to give us a call. You can use our FREEPHONE number: 0800 046 1088.
Generally speaking, you have three years from when the negligence occurs to make a claim. There are some exceptions to this however, such as the date of knowledge of the negligence, in cases involving children, those who lack mental capacity, and treatment resulting in death. If you are unsure please feel free to call and discuss.
Most of the work that we do is through no win no fee agreements, but there are other funding options available, including legal aid where appropriate. There are limited circumstances where you may be eligible for legal aid. It is only available for birth related brain injuries or brain injuries occurring in the first six weeks of life. We will discuss the options with you to see what is available.
It is possible to bring a claim by yourself, but this is not something that we recommend. Medical negligence cases involve complex medical and legal issues and can be expensive to fund alone.
There are many stages of a medical negligence case and going to court is seen as a last resort. Most cases do not reach this stage, usually through a negotiated settlement.
We are small team which gains its clients through recommendation. Our strong regional reputation has been built over years of successfully supporting people to rebuild their lives through compensation and providing access to ongoing support and rehabilitation. You’re in safe hands with us.
By speaking with us, you will be sharing your situation with the best minds. Our department head Jonathan Baker has been recognised for his expertise in the UK’s most well-respected legal guide for achieving ‘fantastic results for his clients' and is accredited to the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Scheme.
Our team has membership with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, a not-for-profit organisation that fights for the rights of victims of injuries and AvMA Lawyers’ Service, a charity for patient safety and justice.
Our professional and caring team will assist you in navigating the challenges of living with the aftermath of medical mistakes. You will receive sound advice on the best course of action, as well as ongoing support through access to specialist rehabilitation.
Our focus is to help you. If appropriate, we can arrange for specialist rehabilitation experts to be involved in your care and to support you in your recovery.
There are no ‘middlemen’ involved here at Wilkin Chapman and you’ll have the same person from our small, expert team working with you and supporting you from start to finish.
The complexity of medical negligence claims coupled with the large sums of compensation involved, often creates a need for broader legal support. Our colleagues can help you.
For example, solicitors in our private client department act as deputies through the Court of Protection in some of the multi-million pounds claims we have brought.
They also provide support with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and personal injury trusts, as well as referring clients to reputable and experienced financial advisors.
Submit an enquiry and one of our team of experts will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your needs.
Or call the medical negligence team on 01522 515966