Clinical Negligence

What is Clinical Negligence

Clinical Negligence is another name for medical negligence. The law states that a healthcare professional is negligent if the care they have provided has fallen short of what you are reasonably entitled to expect. The standards by which actions are judged relate to the ordinary skill of a competent professional in that particular field. Even if a doctor made an error of judgement, it is necessary to show that no reasonable and competent member of the profession would have made that same error. It then has to be shown that the negligence by the healthcare professional caused a temporary or permanent injury to you.

If you feel this applies to you then you may be able to make a Clinical Negligence clam. The law in this area is very complex and it is important you speak to a specialist Clinical Negligence claims solicitor as soon as possible, as time limits may apply.

Choosing a Clinical Negligence Solicitor

If you think you have been a victim of Clinical Negligence you should contact a specialist Clinical Negligence solicitor. To ensure you speak to a solicitor with the necessary expertise, you should ask whether they are members of AVMA (Action for Victims of Medical Accidents).

You need to consider how the claim will be funded. Ask if the solicitor will give you a free initial appointment and whether they have a legal services franchise for Clinical Negligence work. At 1stClaims we ensure all of our solicitors have years of experience in this specialist area, are members of AVMA.

What compensation will I receive?

If your Clinical Negligence claim is successful you will receive compensation.

The amount of compensation you will be entitled to will vary depending on a number of factors.

Find out how much medical negligence compensation you could receive.

What are the Costs?

1stClaims does not charge you for using our service and all initial enquiries with our Solicitors are also free of charge, so rest assured, this initial step of making an enquiry will not cost you anything.

Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.

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Why should I choose 1stClaims to help me?

At 1stClaims we understand the legal issues regarding Clinical Negligence claims, but more importantly, we understand the human issues.

We will try and make the whole process as painless as possible for you by the use of experienced, specialist Clinical Negligence solicitors. Our expertise can save you time and stress.

Act now to protect your rights

If you would like 1stClaims' expert Clinical Negligence Solicitors on your side, please call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our Free Claim Enquiry form now and we will be in touch with you very soon.

Remember, all initial enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you.


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