Accredited Medical Negligence Solicitors covering Weymouth and Dorset
Establishing medical negligence
In Great Britain, we are pretty fortunate to have a National Health Service whose services are available to everyone, and which is free at the point of use.
However if any medical professional makes a mistake and the failure in their duty to care has caused injury, or even death, you could be entitled to substantial financial compensation for medical negligence.
If you suspect you could have a negligence compensation claim against a medical practitioner, it is crucial that you talk to a specialist medical negligence solicitor to see whether or not there may be a case to answer.
Call or Email Us Now for Your FREE Specialist Medical Negligence Advice – free phone advice and a free first appointment. Call FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 or locally on (01722) 422300
Our advice – when you need to appoint a solicitor [especially in a field as complex as medical negligence claims], is make sure you get the best – ensure that your solicitor is a genuine specialist and doesn’t dabble.
Many of the firms you will come across will claim that their solicitors are experts in the medical negligence field – but if they are not members of one of the 2 specialist panels, it is likely that they simply do not have enough experience, skill or knowledge to represent you, and you should steer clear of them.
The two specialist panels for expert medical negligence compensation solicitors in England and Wales are run by the Law Society and leading medical campaigning charity, the Association against Medical Accidents (AvMA).
There are approximately 150,000 solicitors in the country and only about 180 of them are accredited specialists in both these panels. The head of our medical negligence team, Denise Broomfield, is one of them. Medical negligence claims and inquest representation is all she does.
These two panels are are very difficult to get on – you have to satisfy AvMA and the Law Society that you have plenty of experience in running these cases – and you need to reapply for accreditation every five years – and accreditation is not automatic, it’s a tough selection process.
If you’ve been the victim of medical negligence, then it’s likely that you have lost trust in one professional person; so it’s really important that you can establish trust in a second- the solicitor you choose to represent you in your compensation claim.
Give our accredited specialist team a ring today – and have peace of mind that you will have found the right solicitor who can do the best job possible for you.
NB Clinical negligence and medical negligence are terms which are used interchangeably. They mean exactly the same thing.
Click here to read more about making a medical negligence claim
Funding Personal Injury And Medical Negligence Claims
Pursuing any legal claim costs money, so it’s important that you understand your funding options before you start. In essence, there are 3 ways you can fund your case.
1. Pay for it yourself
This is the most straightforward way to take out a personal injury or medical negligence claim, but one which lies beyond most people, for obvious reasons. Privately funding any compensation claim means that you stake everything upon winning and the other side paying your compensation and costs. If you lose, then you will be liable for the other side’s costs. “After the event” (ATE) insurance can indemnify you against paying the other side’s costs, but you will normally have to pay your own solicitor’s fees should you lose.
2. Legal expenses insurance
The insurance funded route is sometimes available through household or other policies, which provide cover for a solicitor to take action on your behalf. This might include cover for personal injury claim or medical negligence actions, but it all depends on the terms and conditions of the individual policy.
3. No Win No Fee/Conditional Fee Agreements
This is by far the most common funding method for medical negligence compensation.
How our team can help you
- Our medical negligence and personal injury solicitors offer no win no fee agreements
- We offer a FREE first appointment for all personal injury claim and medical negligence cases
- We provide home visits for medical negligence claims throughout Dorset, where appropriate
- We offer a specialist Inquest representation service for clients throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
So if you’ve lost a loved one and you believe it was as a result of a medical error, click here to find out more about our Inquest Service
YOUR WEYMOUTH MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM – CALL US ON 01202 834450 NOW
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