National Health Service negligence compensation claim
Healthcare standards are high in the UK, but National Health Service negligence causing preventable accidents and suffering does occur and if you are injured or suffer loss as a result you may be entitled to claim substantial compensation
Surgeons, doctors and nurses and indeed all healthcare professionals are bound by a duty of care and if any National Health Service negligence, incompetence, poor judgment or failure in performing that duty can be shown, we can pursue a claim on your behalf. You might be eligible for compensation if a National Health Service trust, a private healthcare provider or any healthcare professional can be shown to be professionally negligent in the treatment they offered you or your loved ones.
National Health Service negligence cases are invariably complex and you need a professional to represent you. CLC LAW offers you a choice of solicitors who specialise in the field. You are then free to choose the solicitor you prefer.
We can offer you a choice of nationally renowned professional firms of lawyers who specialise in such claims, or, if you prefer, we may be able to nominate a local firm with a national health service negligence speciality or partner which might offer a more personal service. The choice is yours to make and you will never incur a fee whichever compensation claim choice you make.
CLC LAW will always treat your case with the attention to detail that complex cases like National Health Service negligence claims demand, and will take into account your physical or psychological injuries, present and future financial losses, as well as the strain and upset the injury has caused to you or your family.
Collectively, our solicitors handle more National Health Service negligence cases than any other legal firms working in the sector.
We will seek to achieve the maximum settlement in your favour for your claim, whether or not the case eventually reaches court (and currently 93% of cases are settled before reaching this stage).
We pursue such cases in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
CLC LAW will also use its award-winning specialist research team to investigate your National Health Service negligence claim on your behalf using your recollection, your medical records and expert medical opinion to assess the quality of care that you received.
All the arrangements for the medical assessment of your claim can be handled by CLC LAW. Unlike with some other companies there is never any cost or fee payable by you whatsoever.
Our solicitors will apply for Legal Aid from the Legal Services Commission for you to pursue any National Health Service negligence claim if you are financially eligible.
Whether your claim is brought on the grounds of a failed diagnosis, treatment carried out without full patient consent, unexpected symptoms and trauma after treatment or injury, pain and distress sustained during an operation our solicitors will always seek to maximise your compensation claim.
National Health Service compensation cases can be brought against all sorts of healthcare professionals, whether in the public sector (care received through the NHS), private medical practitioners or alternative medicine providers.
scope of claims
CLC LAW has successfully brought national health service compensation cases against doctors, dentists, practitioners of alternative medicines, nurses, opticians and therapists.
Our National Health Service compensation claim team have provided successful representation for more claimants than anyone else at no cost to our clients. Successful nurse compensation cases include:
- breach of contract claims against private hospitals in relation to private medical and national health service treatment
- representation at Inquests where unexplained deaths have occurred after medical or national health service treatment
- at judicial review of resource decisions made by National Health Service Trusts or the Department of Health
- applications to the Family Division of the High Court for treatment decisions
- at Public Inquiries into clinical or policy failures on behalf of affected families
- claims for children
- product liability claims under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 where medical devices/products are defective; some of these claims are conducted as group actions
Generally, National Health Service negligence claims are subject to a three year limitation period, so you need to speak to us as soon as possible using our freephone on 020 7845 1121 about making your claim.
CLC LAW prides itself on plain dealing and providing a simple and straightforward service for our clients which gives them choice over who represents them.
We will always keep you as informed on the progress of your case to the level of detail you require. If you require it your solicitor will explain the detailed legal complexities of your National Health Service negligence case; alternatively we can summarise the information into a precis format providing only the information you need to know.
Whether you delight in the detail or just want a summary of the salient facts, you will always be kept up-to-date as to how your claim is progressing.
making a National Health Service negligence claim
If you believe you might have a claim you should call our National Health Service negligence team now using our freephone on 020 7845 1121. It’s important to speak to us as soon as possible – time limitation periods apply to claims and investigating your case is invariably easier if you begin proceedings immediately.
Your initial consultation with us is always free, and we’ll give you a quick decision whether or not your case is worth pursuing.
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