Five FAQs on medical negligence compensation


How much compensation can I expect to receive?

The amount of compensation you could receive for your injury will depend on a number of factors. Your medical negligence solicitor will explain these factors to you. However, the law has set a minimum and maximum compensation figures for a variety of injuries. Your solicitor can apply their compensation calculator to your injury and indicate how much you could receive if your claim is successful.

What is the process for making my compensation claim?

Initially you would need to make contact with a medical negligence solicitor. They can assess your case and give their professional opinion on whether you have strong enough evidence to support your alleged medical negligence. You solicitor will then make contact with the hospital or other medical centre where your injury took place to begin the claims process.

Do I need to show any evidence of my injury?

Evidence to support your claim of medical negligence is vital. The quality of the evidence you can provide to your medical negligence solicitor will influence the amount of compensation you may receive. All medical compensation cases look closely at the evidence of the alleged negligence and award compensation accordingly.

Is there a time limit for bringing my claim?

Yes, you must generally bring your claim for medical negligence within three years of your injury happening. However, your medical negligence solicitor will explain that if you are claiming on behalf of a child, the three years will not start until they reach their 18th birthday.

How can a solicitor help me obtain my compensation?

The help, advice and support of a medical negligence solicitor will always be vital to your claim. You should not attempt to handle your case alone. Medical negligence is a complex area of law. Solicitors with special training handle these types of cases. Using a medical negligence solicitor will ensure your case has the best possible chance of a successful outcome.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on medical negligence claims, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local medical negligence solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local medical negligence solicitors please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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