The claims process
If you have been injured because of the medical treatment you have received or because treatment was delayed, you may be entitled to compensation.
Compensation claims can be made against anyone who has provided treatment to you, such as your GP, hospital doctor, midwife or dentist. It doesn’t matter whether you have been treated under the NHS or privately.
There are three main stages to the claims process…
1. Initial consultation
To obtain free advice before you claim or to simply talk and ask questions call us on 01803 403403 or use the form to the right to arrange a call back.
If you do not want to pursue your claim after the initial consultation you can walk away – at no expense and with no strings attached. Anything you tell us will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
2. We prepare the evidence to prove that your hospital/doctor was to blame for your injury
In most cases we obtain the required medical evidence. We also value your losses and expenses and establish the extent of your injuries.
We have access to an extensive network of medical experts and other resources. This ensures you have the best chance of winning your case and receiving the highest level of compensation for your injuries. The process will take longer if the opponent does not accept blame and additional evidence is required.
3. We negotiate settlement out of court, or issue court proceedings
We may need to issue court proceedings if, for example, the opponent does not make any reasonable offer to settle or they continue to deny that they are to blame for your injuries.
Even if court proceedings are issued, it does not necessarily mean that there will be a trial because it is still possible to achieve a settlement out of court by negotiation.
If your claim proceeds to settlement negotiations, we will advise you on what your claim is worth and negotiate settlement. We offer help and assistance after your claim has been concluded to help you gain the maximum benefit from any compensation you may receive.
How we work
We don’t just work for you. We work with you. We’ll sit down with you at the outset and agree on the best course of action. We’ll advise you in clear, simple language and let you know at every stage how your case is going.
You can tell us anything in complete confidence. In fact the more you tell us, the better we can help you.
We’re always here for you, just a phone call away. You’re welcome to contact the specialist handling your case direct by phone or email. If you’re not able to pop into our offices, we’ll gladly call round to your home or somewhere convenient for you.
We’ll never leave you in the dark or out on a limb.