Medical Negligence Questions

We understand that deciding whether to pursue a compensation claim and if so with which company can be a really difficult issue. Using our extensive experience of clinical negligence claims we have put together some of the most commonly asked questions to help you with your decision.

Frequently Asked Medical Negligence Claims Questions

Q. Will claiming cost me anything?

A.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.

Q. What sort of compensation will I receive?

A. Because clinical negligence claims are so varied and complex the amount of damages you could receive will vary greatly depending upon the circumstances. You are entitled to claim for any expenses you have reasonably incurred as a result of the accident. This could range from prescription charges to loss of earnings, from the cost of any care and assistance you now require to any special equipment you require for your house or car. Your specialist 1stclaims.co.uk clinical negligence solicitor will help and advise you.

Q. How long have I got to make a claim?

A. In most cases Court proceedings need to be started within three years of the negligent treatment or the time at which it would be reasonable to suspect that the treatment was negligent. Special rules apply in the cases of children and they are allowed three years from the date of their eighteenth birthday to make a claim for compensation. The important point to remember is that evidence can become stale, so the sooner you make a claim the better.

Q. Can I make a claim on behalf of someone who has died?

A. Yes. If a member of your family has died whilst receiving medical treatment there may be an inquest. It is important to obtain specialist legal advice as soon as possible. Your 1stclaims.co.uk solicitor will explain this process to you and represent your interests at the inquest. This is a very specialist area of law and it is important you use a solicitor with experience and expertise.

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If the answer to your question wasnt addressed in our FAQ's, you can contact us via the following methods:

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Can 1stClaims Help You?

We understand that if you are on our website you may well be confused: confused about the treatment you have received (or lack of it) and confused about your options. This is why we offer you a free, no obligation discussion with one of our medical negligence solicitors. Simply call us on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our Medical Negligence enquiry form to be advised of your options.

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

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